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The Three Choirs Festival, in partnership with The King’s School, Worcester, is providing an exclusive opportunity to Worcester schools to come together in a celebration of singing and music. Around 200 children will take to the stage in Worcester Cathedral on 14 March to perform songs that they have been learning in Sing Together, a series of specialist singing workshops and a spring showcase concert led by Director of Music at The King’s School, Worcester, Simon Taranczuk.

Children from Hallow Primary School, St George’s C of E Primary School, St Clement’s C of E Primary School, St Barnabus C of E Primary School, The King’s School, Worcester, King’s St Alban’s, and Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Primary School have been working hard since January to learn a selection of songs all about nature, the seasons, animals and birds (including the fabulous Hippopotamus Song by Flanders and Swann). The songs have been chosen to be fun, tuneful and easy to learn, giving the children a fantastic opportunity to discover music that many will never have heard before. As well as celebrating nature, the programme features music by The Planets composer Gustav Holst in the year of his 150th birthday. The singing workshops and spring showcase concert form part of the Three Choirs Festival’s wider participation project Nature Sings, which draws on the natural world to bring different members of the community together in a variety of ways in an exploration of stirring music, and culminates at this summer’s Three Choirs Festival in Worcester, where the children will come back to the cathedral and join with other musicians to reprise the songs they have learnt as part of the main festival programme.

Three Choirs Festival Participation Coordinator Hannah Roper says that the Sing Together workshops and concert give “a great opportunity for kids to sing”. The spring showcase concert in Worcester Cathedral on 14 March is a celebration of all the children’s hard work and the joy of making music together, and is open to all to come along and listen. Free tickets are available in advance from and on the door before the concert.