Sing Up Day Returns on 22 March!

Every year since 2010, Sing Up, the award-winning organisation providing the complete singing package for schools through resources, training and guidance, has organised a special day to celebrate the power of song. On 22 March thousands of children and young people from all over the world will raise their voices and sing this year’s specially commissioned anthem.

Sing Up has reached nearly 200 countries since it was first created 10 years ago as the government’s National Singing Programme. More than 40 cathedrals ran hugely successful Chorister Outreach Programmes under the Sing Up umbrella and, as with Sing Up, most are still going strong, and continue to make an important contribution to primary school singing within their community.

“Singing has remarkable benefits for individuals and groups, but on Sing Up Day the one we focus on is the power to unite. It’s incredible to see so many children and young people send in their recordings and videos of the day. Some schools tell us that it’s the highlight of their year. It’s so moving seeing a choir in Bulawayo or Darwin singing the same song as a group of children in Truro. It really brings home that despite the miles between us, our children and young people are the same, with shared passions, talents and aspirations” says Michelle James, Sing Up’s CEO.

2017’s Sing Up Day anthem is Let love shine through, written by Emily Barden. The vocal parts are flexible to allow groups to perform it a cappella or with an upbeat backing track. With layers of built-up harmonies this allows for all ages and abilities to join in. The song is available to download for free from the Sing Up website