Vocalise! – Sharing the joy of singing
“Thank you for this opportunity that my child has had. She really enjoyed to sing and it just gives her more confidence and she enjoyed going to school more than before.”
Comment from a parent after Mr Lear, Nonsense & Rhyme
The Bach Choir outreach programme is now established as an outstanding example of spreading the skill and enjoyment of singing as widely as possible. Since 2010 volunteers from The Bach Choir have come together to sing with primary school children in London in workshops, rehearsals and performances.
The 2017-18 school year ended with a performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice in Hammersmith Town Hall on 29th June. The theme of the concert was Colours in Music and, as well as Joseph, featured items as varied as Blue Suede Shoes and Greensleeves.
Read more about Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (PDF).
In June 2017 we graced the stage of St John’s Smith Square with more than 250 children to perform The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Ian Assersohn, which was the winning entry to our 2016 Composers Competition, and other songs and music on the theme of animals.
In June 2016 we put on a spectacular show in Central Hall Westminster. The Bach Choir was joined by children from eight primary schools, The Young Singers, and a jazz band to perform a special commission from composer Will Todd and poet Michael Rosen themed on London: Lights, Stories, Noise, Dreams, Love, and Noodles. Listen to a live recording of the evening.
To find out more about Vocalise!, visit the About page.