In celebration of 25 years of Choral Music Experience and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee; Monday 4 June 2012 

JUBILATION! – CME Institute and festival celebrating the 25th anniversary of CME, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee on the weekend of 2-4 June 2012. The weekend will include a residency for teachers and choirs at Sarah Bonnell School led by Dr Doreen RaoMandy Miller and other members of the CME faculty. JUBILATION! will take place at the Royal Festival HallSouthbank Centre, at 5.30pm on Monday 4 June and includes the Dunfermline Junior Chorus from Scotland, Aspiro choir from Ireland, Dame Alice Owen’s School Senior Chamber Choir from North London, the NewYPC, Solid Harmony and City Academy choirs from East London, as well as a massed community ‘audience’ choir and many wonderful artists and musicians, including Randolph Matthews and Steve Lodder.

You can also read the news about JUBILATION! at www.musiceducationuk.com (opens new window).

Photo of the 'scratch' youth choir

Photo of the last of Living Song's Choral Teacher Training sessions in March 2012

The last of three Choral Music Experience-accredited Choral Teacher Training sessions took place at Sarah Bonnell School in the London Borough of Newham earlier this month. Hosted by Living Song and delivered by Mandy Miller, the sessions brought together 50 young people from Primary and Secondary schools across the borough to act as a model choir with whom teachers were able to practise their conducting. Eighteen teachers have received Choral Music Experience (CME) accreditation, and the choir will meet regularly to build its identity and repertoire, ready to participate in JUBILATION!