Herefordshire Music Education Hub is committed to supporting schools to “ensure that every pupil sings regularly” through its Singing Strategy provision.
Currently, we mainly meet this aim through three approaches:
Regular singing delivered through our Whole Class Ensemble lessons.
Our ‘Sing Spring In’ initiative (commissioned to ABF Music). Sing Spring In entails providing 12-15 half day cluster-based events where schools come together to sing songs learnt over the previous weeks in school. Each participating school receives a visit from a ‘singing leader’ to help them prepare and give CPD to the class teacher etc.
Large scale choral events (commissioned to Hereford Cathedral School) in Hereford Cathedral.
Biennial West Midlands Music Services ‘Big Sing’ for schools at Symphony Hall, Birmingham
The Herefordshire County Youth Choir (which is part of Encore Youth Music’s ensemble provision), caters for young people from age 7 to 21. The choir sings a wide variety of music and is led by local professional singers Jon Weller and Hannah West.
More information about Herefordshire Youth Choir can be found here.