Roll up for Musicport’s Big Sing!
Wednesday 11 October, 1.45pm, Whitby Pavilion
Over 140 students from Caedmon College Whitby and Airy Hill Community Primary School have been participating in the final sessions of Musicport’s Big Sing Project. They will come together at Whitby Pavilion next Wednesday 11 October for a final practise of all their songs, and will perform them in a short concert, led by Rebecca Denniff, from 1.45pm - 2.15pm on that day. The concert is open to anyone and an appreciative audience will be most welcome!
The project has involved students from 7 schools: Caedmon College Whitby, Eskdale School, East Whitby Academy, Stakesby Community Primary, Fylingdales CE Primary, Lythe CE Primary and Airy Hill Community Primary. The project started in 2015, and has seen 15 specially-commissioned songs written by musicians David Owen and Rebecca Denniff.
Sue McLaughlin of Musicport says “Singing and music in general is such an important factor in the development of children and in building their self-confidence, as well as being a really enjoyable activity particularly when you join together with other people – you all focus on producing a lovely sound with a song you’ve worked on together and it can be quite emotional in the end! We’re delighted so many have been able to join in this project.”
The Big Sing will also see the launch of a booklet entitled ‘The Big Sing’, which contains all the songs and which will give the young singers a memorable keepsake of the event. Copies will also be available to buy at the concert or through Musicport.
The Musicport Big Sing is part of the NYMAZ Youth Music Programme, funded by the National Foundation for Youth Music.
Image: Children performing at the Musicport Big Sing 2016, photo by Brian Slater