250 kids’ mass choir brings back playground singing tradition

HUNDREDS of schoolkids in London’s East End are practicing for Monday’s mass choir performance in Canary Wharf to bring back the playground singing traditions of the past. It is being staged at East Wintergarden at 4pm

HUNDREDS of schoolkids in London’s East End are practicing for Monday’s mass choir performance in Canary Wharf to bring back the playground singing traditions of the past.

The Singing Playgrounds’ performance by 250 children from Tower Hamlets schools is being staged at Canary Wharf’s East Wintergarden at 4pm on July 6.

The project saw vocal tutors from the internationally-renowned Ex Cathedra choir visit 12 schools over the past year to train selected children to lead their peers in songs and singing games in the playground.

The programme aims to restore the strong oral culture of playground singing, bringing children of different cultures together for songs from around the world. It also teaches leadership and encourages creativity.


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