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Dear friends of Living Song CIC,

Welcome to our Autumn news letter and website, filled with news and updates of our recent activity. It has been a very busy term so far and we are barely half way through!
We have been running teacher and artist trainings for all our projects, from London to Cambridge. Our workshops in Bromley across 14 schools have started with great energy and joy, working with Key Stage 1 children with S.E.N.D with two of our young artists. Black History Month and National Libraries Week have offered several opportunities for our Young Artists to perform and take part in delivering workshops across Newham and Beyond.

I hope you enjoy the updates. Please feel free to sign up and comment on our Living Song FB page, or tweet about us @livingsongUK.

And thank you again for your continuing interest and support.

Best wishes,



Many thenks to CILIP who contacted Living Song last month, asking us to provide a special performance for the launch of National Libraries week on Tues 9th Oct. Our Young Artists performed at the House of Commons, Portcullis House, Westminster for an audience of MPs, Librarians and other important guests. NewYVC Senior Artists sang a range of a capella repertoire, …
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Five Fridays Project

The month of October is Black History Month. As part of the celebration, Living Song is running creative sessions in four libraries, working with Journey to Justice.  Drawing on film, discussion and song making, the local community are sharing their idea’s and feelings about Black History Month. So far we have made three new songs, one at Stratford Library, one …
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The sign up for Choral Music Experience (CME), London has gone really well again this year. We have twenty-four delegates, many of whom are returning to continue deepening their practice through CME. We are bringing Nick Page over from the USA for the first day of CME on 3rd Nov. He is an inspirational teacher, conductor and composer. Living Song …
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Members of NewYVC choir continue to develop their musical, social and professional skills as young artists. Several members have now left the choir to become Associate Artists and are leading their own choirs and workshops. Young Music Mentors have been appointed as Young Artists and new younger members have now become Young Music Mentors (YMMs). We are very keen to grow …
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Newham Harmony

The massed singing programme with NewYVC at it’s core is funded by Youth Music once again for the next three years. We will continue to work with Stratford Circus and a new partner, the Newham Music Hub. NewYVC will continue to raise expectations about what young people in Newham can achieve through singing and will work with Newham Music teachers …
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Solid Harmony

Living Song continues to co-manage with Newham VIth Form College this term. The students played a strong role in the Music and Freedom project with Journey To Justice as we reported in Spring. Their singing leader Marina Hart and accompanist Dian Gasper continue to inspire the young singers, who recently made a strong contribution to our massed singing event at …
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One Voice: Bromley Project

Abbi Asante and Mohan Dhar are working with the Musical Director of Living Song to run singing and song-making workshops for children with Special Educational Needs. Abbi Asante recently completed her BA in Performance and Enterprise at Guildhall and has been a Young Artist with Living Song CIC and NewYVC for some five years. Mohan Dhar, also a Young Artist …
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NewMen Voices

‘Only Boys Allowed!’ This project has launched in two venues - Forest Gate Youth Zone and Beckton Globe Library. Two teams of Young male Artists are running these sessions, mentored by the Musical Director of Living Song. Each team involves an experienced Artist, a Young Artist and a Young Music Mentor (YMM). Repertoire is selected in discussion with the participants of …
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