Mozart Requiem: Dies Irae
Recorded Worcester Cathedral April 2011 from our 'Sing Mozart' project with county schools
Sing UK (CIC) is a national, not-for-profit organisation committed to providing exceptional, quality singing opportunities - for young people in particular.
Working with partners in the field of education, music and community development, we create programmes to meet the needs and aspirations of local communities. Sing UK has at its heart a small and dedicated team with many years experience in music education and a passion for creating access and opportunity for all.
Recent work has included a four-year project in Bedfordshire, "SingQuest", where we worked with every Lower, Middle and Special School in the county to establish a vibrant and continuing culture of singing in schools. Three projects in Worcestershire, in 2010/11/12, have seen us working with twelve of the county's local authority secondary schools and the University of Worcester. 200 students and their teachers formed a chorus to perform major choral works with the English Symphony Orchestra and professional soloists in Worcester Cathedral. The project provides a unique opportunity for young people to work with and perform alongside professional musicians.
We are proud to announce that in 2013 we shall be presenting the UK's first-ever international festival for youth and children's choirs, in association with the European Choral Association - Europa Cantat. The Worcester International Festival for Young Singers (WIFYS) will take place from 19 - 27 July 2013, when around 400 young people will come to the UK in their choirs for a week-long festival of workshops and concerts, culminating in a spectacular Gala Concert in Worcester Cathedral and including the world premiere of a specially commissioned work from UK composer Bob Chilcott.
In 2014, as part of the nation's commemorative events marking the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, Sing UK will be undertaking a very special project which will culminate in a performance of Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man - a Mass for Peace on 28 September in London's Royal Albert Hall.
We are delighted to be joined by the Philharmonia Orchestra for this poignant occasion which will involve a choir of 600 young voices from schools in the UK and youth choirs representative of France, Belgium and Germany.