Month: November 2020

Sing Up – Songs of the Week

Sign-up logoLiving Song is proud to be in a partnership with Sing up, contributing to their wonderful series of ‘Songs of the Week’. Their vision for inclusion resonates with ours and we are proud of Itoya and Chante for creating accessible, and engaging singing activities based on songs from the Sing Up website. If you are a teacher in school, or a singing leader reading this, we highly recommend that you sign up to Sing Up! for access to a huge range of songs, including teaching films, song sheets, backing tracks and musical scores. It is being updated all the time and you will find old classics and new compositions to suit any occasion.

Choral Music Experience (CME), London 2020

Our annual course has been affected by COVID19, needless to say. We managed to complete last year’s course by adapting our last day due to be held at Next year will be our 10th Anniversary of curating the CME London course, so we’ve decided to offer simply a one day Top Up and Taster CME day on Zoom, as advertised in our focus box on the homepage. We will be sinking into the CME philosophy, techniques and teaching strategies, as well as holding the space to support all comers in the current ‘phase of change’ we are all now living. Do sign up and come along if you have anything to do with leading singing of any kind. We very much hope that by next summer we can offer an exciting, resident course to celebrate our 10th Anniversary

Artist Approach Project

This month we begin our Artist Approach Project. We will be working with a professional Artist team of six, and six mentees to write and record a new song for our time.  Alongside this the team will be creating a set of resources for teachers and youth workers to use for facilitating collaborative song making in any context, including schools, youth centres and units for children learning with Special Educational Needs. From May 2021 these resources will be accessible and free to access on the Living Song website. We will be working entirely via Zoom for the first time with our creative projects, in order to ensure safety for our team. It will be a new experience to learn from! We’d like to thank the Arts Council for funding this project.

Music In The Air Project with Community Links

Community Links logoWe are delighted to have been approached by Community Links to run two series of workshops for their Music In The Air Project. Artists will be working with young ESOL students at Newham College to help them develop their confidence and English speaking, through lyric writing and rhythmic engagement games. A second strand of the project will be held at Education Links, Newham where young people will work with our artists to develop their production and song making skills. In all our work we will be fully compliant with COVID safety recommendations and those expected of both Newham College and Education Links where young people will work with our artists to develop their production and song making skills. In all our work we will be fully compliant with COVID safety recommendations and those expected of both Newham College and Education Links.