Month: July 2016

Welcome to Living Song CIC

Since becoming a Community Interest Company in August, Living Song has continued to grow its activity and partnerships with the aim of empowering young leaders and raising community confidence through quality singing opportunities.

We have now formed a Board of Trustees who will meet together for the first time on 24th January to help plan the way forward for Living Song CIC.

Meanwhile, the Music and Freedom Project continues to gain momentum, in partnership with Journey To JusticeSolid Harmony and Newham Music. The introductory ‘Train the Trainer’ day will take place on 4th January 2018.

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

Go to About page to read more about LivingSong →

Board of Trustees →

Please read on for a selection of other news from Living Song CIC.

CME Choral Conducting and Teaching Course

CME 2016This summer Living Song organised an inaugural Intensive CME Leadership weekend for Artist Teachers and advanced conductors with Dr. Doreen Rao. The University of Cambridge Primary School hosted twelve delegates in the beautiful new build school. We are hopeful that this will become an annual, or biannual opportunity for advanced choral leaders to collaborate and share deep learning through extraordinary repertoire.

The 2016-17 CME Course for level 1,2 and 3 choral conductors and teachers is now open. Please find the flyer and booking form here.

Fallen Heroes

Fallen Heroes15 of The Vocal Collective of young artists from across East London were brought together once again in July by Living Song to perform for the Summer In The Square event in Mayfair, London. They brought energy and beautiful harmonies and enthralled audiences with their two forty minute sets of a cappella singing and dancing. The event was produced by Go2Musicians who booked The Vocal Collective after their successful introduction at a Christmas Market last year. The young artists sang a range of classics by David Bowie and Prince including Heroes, When Doves Cry and Purple Rain, arranged for a cappella performance by the group with Jane Wheeler, one of their mentors.

Speak Out! Sing Out! Anti Bullying Project 2016-17

Speak Out! Sing Out! is an innovative, creative, one-day workshop devised to work with a whole class, or group, yr 5, 6, or 7 to compose a song collaboratively, developing language of emotional literacy. This special day has been developed and extended to wider London schools after its popular success in previous years. Click here to download the flyer and booking information (PDF).

Comments from both primary and secondary schools who have received this workshop include:

“Thank You SO MUCH for yesterday. What a fantastic day and what a fantastic song! I’ve got the ‘pin popping your ego’ hook stuck in my head right now”.

Hannah McWha, Head of Music, Rokeby School for boys, Newham

“Our Year 5 children worked on the Speak out! Sing Out! project with Living Song. They all engaged immediately with this creative approach during Anti-Bullying Week to produce a very thoughtful song. The children were very excited and were able to concentrate throughout the day on producing their lyrics and putting them to music. They, along with everyone at Grange are very proud of their recorded song!”

Susan Carter – Head Teacher, Grange Primary School