Over 800 children and young people from 29 schools in Nottingham City have collaborated on a charity song, organised by Nottingham Music Service, which is being released today! The launch will be marked by five Nottingham city school choir performances at four separate venues in the city, while a mass singing took place simultaneously at 9:30am in many of the schools involved this morning.
The idea for the song came from a teacher last December. It took over eight months of hard work and coordination to write, compose and record it. Over 300 young people helped to write, design and compose the song, titled If Every Child Could, while 500 singers and 50 instrumentalists were involved in its recording. Students sent in handwritten notes, and in some cases videos, of their lyrics, that were then compiled by Nottingham Music Service, a charity that works to provide music opportunities in and out of school to young people in Nottingham.
As part of the launcg there will be free performances for the public on 24th November. These will take place at 11:00 and 11:30am at the Nottingham Train Station; at 1:00 and 1:30pm at Intu Victoria Centre, and at 2:00pm in the Market Square. Plus you can stick around and see the Christmas lights switch on at 6:30pm!
You can support Nottingham Music Hub and the amazing work they do the city’s schools by downloading the song from iTunes, Google Play or Amazon, or buying the CDs available at the NMS Christmas concerts. All proceeds go towards funding life-changing music projects for Nottingham’s children and young people! You can also support Nottingham Music Service on social media: on Twitter and Facebook.
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