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Dear friends and associates,

Welcome to our winter update. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your interest and support and to wish you Peace and Love as 2017 draws to a close and we prepare for 2018!

Happy singing!

Newham Library Choirs

Library choirs project
This term we ran community singing groups across two Libraries, Forest Gate and Stratford, both in Newham. This project was led by three young Artists – Itoya Osagiede, Mohan Dhar and Priscilla Hossain and funded through a small ‘Go For It’ Grant from Newham. This was managed by Forest Voices Community Choir and produced through Living Song CIC. The choirs …

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CME 2017 Choral Music Experience

CME 2017
Choral Teacher Education. On Weds 15th November we held the first of three training days for our London Based CME course. 20 delegates signed up, many of whom were returning to deepen practice, but also a good number of new attendants. Jane Wheeler and David Lawrence took delegates through the course outline, ‘Circle of Sound’ voice work and introduced the …

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Community Links Project

Community Links has commissioned Living Song CIC to set up and run two singing projects. The first is at the ASTA Community Centre in Silvertown, where we hope to bring the community together through singing. The second is working with two groups of B.A.M.E Women, supporting them to develop confidence leading to success at interview for work, through singing …

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Forest Voices Community Choir

Forest Voices Christmas 2017
Forest Voices Community Choir has gone from strength to strength this year. They have grown to a regular 25 members, singing a wide range of repertoire from classical choral, world folk, pop and rock favourites. They have supported their local community, managing and often singing as part of the Library Choirs Project, singing for the switch on of the Forest …

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Turn It Up

Turn it Up
For the forth year running we were requested to run the Turn It Up project for all of Year 4 at Plaistow Primary last month. Working with two of the Living Song team, the children developed their singing skills and confidence and explored their learning about music through creating two new songs collaboratively. The children were 100% engaged throughout and …

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NewYVC Winter Warmer

We congratulate NewYVC on another highly successful evening, led almost entirely by the young artists themselves. The audience were treated to quality solos, duets, choral and audience singing, warming the hearts of everyone present. We look forward to 2018 with great relish.

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