For hundreds of years Carlisle Cathedral has been training children to sing. The 'Singing Out' programme aims to take those skills into the community to ensure that good quality singing training is available to primary school children throughout north Cumbria.
“Sing unto Him, sing psalms unto Him; talk of His wondrous works”
The ‘Singing out’ programme
- Sends singing teachers from the Cathedral into primary schools to develop their singing ability
- Provides opportunities for children to perform in the Cathedral
- Conducts singing training sessions with teachers
- Develops creativity and confidence
- Encourages team work, concentration and social integration
One recent participant said “I didn’t think that I would enjoy singing but it was ace!”
At recent concerts in the Cathedral proud parents have been reduced to tears at the sheer joy of seeing children revelling in the music they have learnt to sing. The pleasure singing brings to the children themselves is obvious. This is a project is one which delivers wonderful results and we hope you share our enthusiasm for it.
Supporting the Project
The Singing Out project has an annual budget of £26,000, towards which the Chapter has committed £9000. Schools make a contribution towards their participation, and money is also raised at concerts through a small ticket charge. The shortfall is made up through generous donations from trusts, companies and individuals.
Donors are invited to attend concerts to see how their money is being spent, and trusts and private companies are acknowledged in publicity material.
If you would like to support the work of the Outreach programme please contact Anna Howard
Tel: 01228 547916