10 Jul 2018


Helps us break the World Record!

We are doing a FREE live music broadcast to celebrate The Tall Ships Races in Sunderland and smash a world-record!

On Wednesday 11 July 2018, from 9.45 am tune in to at: http://www.connectresound.live

You can join in with schools across the UK and share the excitement of The Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018 – a four-day ‘festival of sail’ taking part from 11 to 14 July – by tuning in to a live music broadcast from the event and taking part remotely in a world record-breaking attempt.

20 School choirs from across the region will be performing on the 11 July from 9.45am to 12.30pm live. And at 11am they will join together along with those tuning in live, in a massed singing record breaking attempt!

You can join in too! To ensure your singing counts for the record-breaking attempt, we are asking participating schools to tweet: #wearesinging @tallshipssund with (insert number) of children and adults enjoying joining in @sunmusichub @NYMAZmusic @charangamusic @SingUptweets.

At www.connectresound.live there are free educational resources which explain how to tune in and what to expect, plus ideas to help plan lessons around the theme of The Tall Ships Races.

Organisers are asking schools wishing to take part to learn three songs -Jack He Was a Sunderland Lad, Three Little Birds, We Could Be Heroes. The backing tracks for the songs can be found at: https://connectresound.live/resources/

Rebecca Pedlow, Manager, Sunderland Music Hub comments, “We are thrilled that we could have thousands of children celebrating The Tall Ships Races coming to Sunderland. The aim of broadcasting the event live is to make it as inclusive as possible so any child in Sunderland, and beyond, can join in. We hope lots of schools will also take part remotely in the massed sing – every voice counts!”

Event is organised by Sunderland Music Hub, Sunderland Council, Together for Children and digital music education project Connect: Resound which is led by youth music charity NYMAZ, in partnership with music resource Charanga.


So tune in and help us break the World Record!



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