After the recent launch of the Sing2G7 initiative, the organisers are thrilled to report that over 3000 voices have already signed up to sing (including some in Washington DC, Alaska and Australia) and over 30 Cornish schools.
This fantastic initiative is led by a group of professional volunteers led by Truro Cathedral in partnership with Truro School, Cornwall Music Trust, the Diocese of Truro and Cornwall Council and aims to bring the voices of thousands of children from Cornwall and across the world together by performing a new song, written by Truro Cathedral Choir patron Sir Tim Rice, with music by Peter Hobbs and a special arrangement by Joseph Wicks. The Sing2G7 vision is to open up a conversation about what constitutes good leadership. It points to the importance of dialogue and encourages children everywhere to feel they can be heard and to aspire to leadership themselves.
You can see a clip about it here as reported by ITV West Country:
Roger Bush, Dean of Truro says ’’It’s very exciting to see how far the programme is reaching already, just 10 days after social media went live and I’m looking forward with great anticipation to see the song video when it’s released in early May. Everyone’s got right behind the project, including our cathedral vergers who came in at the crack of dawn to support the pro bono film crew with all their needs on the day. When the film comes out, I think you’ll see our wonderful cathedral in a whole new light!"
Esmé Page, founder of Cornwall Hugs, is co-leading the project with Christopher Gray, Director of Music at Truro Cathedral. She says: "With our Grenfell song, the Truro Cathedral community was instrumental in helping us reach out to singers all over the world. Well over 6,000 raised their voices in solidarity. With Sing2G7 we think we could create an even bigger kind of 'musical diaspora’. Already you’ve helped us sign up singers from Australia to Alaska, so we have big dreams! It’s actually a really fun reason to contact friends in far flung places, so please do have a think who you know who might like to join and send them the link or share something from our Facebook page! Thank you!"
Sing2G7 are looking for as many Cornish and international schools and youth organisations and choirs to join in! Visit the Sing2G7 website to find out how to sign up:
Photo credits: Chris Yacoubian/ Duncan Scobie