Get Singing for BBC Music Day!
Get Singing is an exciting initiative aimed at encouraging children in primary schools to sing in classrooms, playgrounds, assemblies…wherever they like!
As part of BBC Music Day 2018, schools across the nations were invited to come together to take part in a UK-wide singing activity, which is supported by leading music and education experts; Young Voices, Ex Cathedra: Singing Playgrounds, Sing Up and BBC Ten Pieces.
All schools were invited to take part – without any practice! With the help of this accessible vocal warm-up video featuring vocal coach and singer, Wayne Ellington, schools can encourage children to sing in any way or anywhere they choose!
Organisers of the world’s largest children’s choirs, Young Voices believes passionately in inspiring the next generation to find their love for music, having staged hundreds of concerts across the globe since 1996, with choirs of up to 8,000 singers. In the UK, over 150,000 children take part annually in performances held at arenas across the country.
Sing Up places singing at the heart of education by providing a complete singing package through a digital music platform, termly magazine and training. The resources are designed to act as a complete foundation for musical learning across a school, enabling educators to cultivate strong communities and healthy, happy and confident students.
Ex Cathedra: Singing Playgrounds
Ex Cathedra is a leading UK choir and Early Music ensemble, which includes an award-winning education, participation and community programme. Singing Playgrounds trains children to lead others in singing-play in their school playgrounds. The project has been implemented in schools across the UK and internationally.
BBC Ten Pieces
BBC Ten Pieces aims to inspire a generation of children to get creative with classical music, inviting children aged 7-14 to develop their own creative responses to ten pieces of music. The initiative has so far reached over four million school children across the UK, and won a BAFTA for the Ten Pieces II film.