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Dear friends and supporters,

Welcome to our summer newsletter. Living Song is still here, through all the challenges of the last year or so. Like so many small businesses and arts organisations, we are evaluating the impact of Covid 19 and managing change in some of our relationships with our associate organisations. It is with sadness that we will say goodbye to Stratford Circus in November, an organisation that has been a like-minded and supportive partner for the past 10 years.

However, there are many positives to where we find ourselves and we are very proud to still be able to offer creative singing and music opportunities for children, young people and teachers, planning with participants how best we can serve them.

You can read more about our activities this past term below or go to our website.

Wishing you a healthy, joyful summer into autumn.

Jane 😀

Living Song and Covid 19

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We are proud to have kept our offer up throughout the pandemic, offering on-line sessions via Zoom and one-to-one mentoring. Some of this came through our Arts Council funded programme Artist Approach and some directly from our leadership team to individual young people in distress. It was a challenge for all our artists and young people to remain positive and …

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CME Choral Conducting Course UK 2021

CME London 2021
And that’s a wrap! We had a brilliant week running our London Choral Music Teacher Education (CME) 10th Anniversary Intensive from Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th July. We are so proud of all those who took part in the course. CME is a great opportunity for choir conductors, music teachers, singing leaders and those aspiring to develop their leadership in …

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‘Hajanga’ Arts Week at University Primary School (UCPS)

The Living Song team had a wonderful week at UCPS in June. Two young artists were resident working with reception, year 1, year 5 and year 6 learners. Harine (18) and Richie (21) gained experience working alongside teachers based at the school, focusing on singing while drawing on other art forms to engage, inspire and explore with the children. The …

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Snape Maltings and Group A

snape maltings
NewYVC, the Stratford Circus resident youth choir had the most wonderful weekend residency at Snape Maltings, singing with and getting to know Group A, the resident Brittenpears Arts youth vocal performance group. Supported by Jane Wheeler of Living Song and Naveen Arles, Musical Director of NewYVC, the young people shared warm-ups and repertoire and created their own group pieces under the facilitation of the wonderful …

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Music In The Air Project with Community Links

music in the air
The Music In The Air project came to a close with a wonderful celebration at Community Links this week. The event served as a launch for the new Community Links Recording Studios, funded in part by the Rolling Stones. Ronnie Wood attended the event. He was invited to reveal a plaque to be mounted on the wall of the studio, celebrating the launch …

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