Welcome to Living Song CIC

In August 2017 Living Song became a CIC, a Community Interest Company. This will enable us to bring a greater contribution in our partnerships with other organisations and to create more opportunities for young people and communities to shine through singing.
Already this year we are working closely with Journey To Justice to raise funds and develop a series of creative singing workshops in response to the Journey To Justice touring Exhibition, due to arrive at Beckton Globe Newham in March 2018.

We are currently forming our Board of Trustees and updating our procedures and policies. We look forward to connecting, ‘dreaming’ and working with you in the future.

Challenging limiting assumptions about what all young people and communities can achieve
Putting young leaders centre stage
Creating innovative lifelong learning opportunities

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NewYVC at Southbank

In July, NewYVC hosted Peace In Every Voice at the Southbank Centre, London.

The 500 strong massed choir NewYVC UNITE sang their hearts out with NewYVC and guest choirs Aspiro from IrelandThe Dunfermline Junior Chorus from Scotland, and the Ricards Lodge Chamber choir.

An audience choir made up of six community choirs also added their sound, including Forest Voices, Nelson staff choir and the Isle of Dogs Community Choir.

This was the outcome of a two year singing programme, including teacher and young artist training and development, repertoire sharing, workshops in schools, cluster and massed rehearsals and a series of increasingly high profile performances, led by Stratford Circus in partnership with Living Song CIC.

NewYVC

After the success of hosting Peace In Every Voice at Southbank in July (film to follow), we hope many more young singers from the massed NewYVC Unite will come and join the main choir. This year once again they will be developing their singing techniques, singing a wide range of music and creating music together for fun and for performance. Some of the young music mentors will be promoted to the role of young artists and those who are ready will be invited to become new young music mentors.
To join the choir, contact us , or email Rebecca Lees becky@stratford-circus.com at Stratford Circus.

CME 2017-18

* We still have 2 places available for this course. Apply below

The CME Choral conducting course, East London will run again for the fifth year, by popular demand. Framed within an enjoyable, connecting learning environment the course offers conducting and vocal technique classes, demonstration choir, rehearsal pedagogy, comprehensive musical study, score marking and analysis, conducting Master Class option, a package of wide ranging choral music and CME Certification. Again this will be led by a world class team including David Lawrence, Jane Wheeler and Mandy Miller.

Dates
The Course will take place on three separate dates as follows: 1. Weds 15th Nov ’17, 10.00am – 5.30pm, 2. Sat 6th Jan ’18, 10.00am – 5.30pm, 3. Sat 17th Feb ’18, 10.00am – 5.30pm. The course is designed to cater for levels 1, 2, 3 and 3+ determined by annual participation. Artist Teacher Certification is by application after successful completion of Level 3 and requires recommendation of Institute Faculty.

For more information contact Jane Wheeler. Download the flyer (PDF) and booking form (Word .doc).

PEACE IN EVERY VOICE

We have been so moved by all the reports of endeavour and enjoyment in preparation for this event. Over 500 people; school children, young people, adults, teachers, and artists, in Carlow, Ireland, Dunfermline, Scotland and London, England. It truly will be a celebration of peace and community, in every voice. Beautiful songs in many languages, including English, Hindi, Arabic, Twi and Zulu will fill the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank. If you’ve not booked your tickets yet, please visit southbankcentre.co.uk and do so. Come and join us as we raise our voices for PEACE.

Teacher Collaboration and Innovation

James Biddulph, the Head Teacher of Cambridge University Primary School linked up with Jane Wheeler from Living Song in leading his staff day of  collaboration and creativity, building a learning culture of trust and teamwork. We sang our socks off and the team wrote a new song for their school. The Brilliant Bus is bound to be a hit with the children!
Contact Living Song if you have a plan for a team building training based on inventive play using singing, body beats, music and voice work!

The Great Get Together!

We have brought together four local community choirs, with a shared repertoire to sing at the Great Get Together at Queen Elizabeth Park this weekend, in memory of Jo Cox and and all people suffering loss and heartache at this time. NewYVC, Forest Voices, The Isle Of Dogs choir and Stratford Library Singers will join voices in solidarity and community. We hope to see you there!