Lambeth Primary Singing Day at RFH!

Hello Everyone! I’m Chanté, currently working as Living Song’s Programme Co-ordinator and one of the four Lead Artists for this year’s Artist Approach Project (AA2). we are so proud to say that Living Song has collaborated with Lambeth Music Service for another successful year. What an amazing time we all had at the Southbank Centre for Lambeth Music Service’s Primary Singing Day on March 25th. Across two concerts, 1700 primary school children sang their hearts out on the Royal Festival Hall stage. Cheers of joy echoed from a full house of 2000 audience members – made up of family, friends …

Lambeth Primary Sing, RFH, Southbank Centre.

We are delighted and proud to continue our partnership with Lambeth Music Service, The Primary Singing Events at Southbank Centre in March were a fantastic success. Teachers and parents were thrilled about the quality of singing achieved, the choice of repertoire and the diversity of the team leading. Thanks to the vision of Bryan Welton, the Director of LMS, Living Song was invited to collaborate for repertoire selection and teacher trainings. The Director of Living Song, Jane Wheeler and two Young Artists, as well as Guest Artist Randolph Matthews were involved in the teacher trainings, sharing skills, teaching the songs and offering bespoke feedback as requested by participants. …

Choral Music Experience @ The Lab, E20

CME, London 2023 is a cornerstone of professional development in Living Song’s calendar. This year once again, the faculty took us on a journey of personal and professional development like no other. David Brunner our guest conductor and composer from the USA worked along side Mandy Miller to immerse us in best practice through a broad range of repertoire, score study, rehearsal preparation, voice and conducting practicums. We introduced new composers, including Brandon Williams and Lea Morris and immersed ourselves in some choral classics from the likes of Eric Whitacre J.S. Bach and of course, David Brunner himself! Our delegation was made up of highly experienced practitioners, …

CME 2023

Prof. David L. Brunner USA Mandy MillerUK Aga Serugo Lugo UK We are thrilled to have finalised our faculty for CME 2023, plus a contribution from Musicians Without Borders. Our Choral Music Teacher Education Course in East London is set for the weekend of 17th – 19th February 2023. This is the last weekend of half term. Having consulted with teachers we hope that it will be easier for our regular participants to attend and for new delegates to discover the wonders of CME, London. Click here to register.  Course Includes Course Dates 2023 Cost £480 Standard inclusive fee Fri 17th – Sun 19th Feb (Incl. Thurs for ATs)Early …

Newham Library Choirs

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, London. This was managed by Forest Voices Community Choir and produced through Living Song CIC. The choirs shared their learning at two ‘Informances’, which included the switching on of the Christmas lights at Stratford on 1st December.

Forest Voices Community Choir

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 Gate and Stratford Christmas lights; as well as raising funds for two charities, singing at the local Saturday market and on their annual ‘pub crawl’ fund raiser. If you’d like to join the choir, contact Forest Voices E7 on Facebook.

NewYVC Winter Warmer

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

Forest Voices

Forest Voices, based at Woodgrange Infant School, Sebert Rd,  London E7, have enjoyed a short project led by Paul Watson, our local ‘Inspirational’ MD and Singing Leader. They’re learning a gospel arrangement of ‘One Voice’ among other repertoire. Watch this space for our next singing party!