Monday, 16 July 2012

Children Sing

The Grove Theatre, Dunstable this summer will be one of the venues where local children from lower schools will be singing.  This is part of a special singing programme working with skilled animateurs. 

Highlights will include “We Are the Champions” and “Just like a Roman.” 

For many of the children, aged between seven and nine years old, it will be their first public performance to a large audience at a professional concert venue. Inspiring Music, the music service for Central Bedfordshire, say that research shows that singing can help improve learning and behaviour as well as build musical foundations. 

Singing builds confidence, develops their pitch and range, and encourgaes children to express themselves musically. Memorising  lyrics is a useful skill, as is working as a team, listening to others,appreciating mood, dynamics, timbre and tone.  Fundamentally this helps them to become a musician.  

“Our vocal programme is now in its fourth year and we have seen some outstanding examples in schools with positive effects on self confidence, concentration and self esteem. Many head teachers testify to its beneficial effect; it gives shy children a means of expression and is also really good fun,” said Councillor Mark Versallion, Executive Member for Children's Services at Central Bedfordshire Council. 

Chris Jones, Head of Inspiring Music said,  “We want to help people participate and enjoy making music, whether with the voice or another instrument.  There are plenty of opportunities available. The nearest Celebration Concert will take place at The Grove Theatre, Dunstable:  11 June, 12 June and 13 June at 6pm. Tickets £5/ £3 concessions: Call the box office:  01582 60 20 80