Schoolchildren sing in the Chapel

Children singing in hte Chapel

Children from two schools in Tower Hamlets and a primary school in Cambridge sang in the Chapel yesterday. They sang with members of the St Catharine's College choir and King's Choral Scholars.

The concert was organised by Edward Wickham, Director of Music at St Catharine's College and leader of the professional choir The Clerks. It was part of a new educational initiative started by The Clerks and Faber Music called 'Classroom Polyphony'.

Classroom Polyphony gives primary school children the opportunity to sing a capella, polyphonic works. The children perform works where they sing a unison line while more experienced singers sing polyphonic parts around them. Some of the works have been specially-written by modern composers such as Sally Beamish and Christopher Fox.

For more information see The Clerks website.

29 June 2011