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Festive Singing Project - Sleigh Ride!

Following on from the success of Make Your Own Kind Of Music project, Leicestershire Music want to get everyone singing again this autumn.

Who is it for?
It's for EVERYONE! If you like music and singing, then we want you to be involved!

What's the Song?
We've chosen a Christmas classic, Sleigh Ride to get everyone in the festive spirit.

Why are we doing this?
We are passionate about engaging people in music. Despite the pandemic, we have continued to find new ways for people and communities to connect through music. Music is a powerful way for people to communicate, to feel part of something and for us all to feel uplifted.

We want this project to be a reflection of people living all over Leicester and Leicestershire. Therefore it is open to individuals, families, community groups (such as support groups, guiding or scouting organisations), Adult & Community Choirs, Schools and SEND organisations.

Our previous virtual singing project Make Your Own Kind Of Music was a huge success and brought joy to many people, we want to replicate that joy this autumn!

How can I / We Take Part?
Click on the link below to register for your place and receive access to all our online resources.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/leicestershire-music-sleigh-ride-virtual-singing-project-tickets-193388870317

Please register for your place by Wednesday 17th November.

After registering, participants will be sent full instructions, access to resources and how to record and upload performances.

You will be invited to join one of our online Zoom rehearsals and given the opportunity to feature in the video to accompany the song.

The deadline for submitting your audio recording is Tuesday 30th November.

If you have any queries regarding this project, please contact nicola.atkins@leics.gov.uk

Singing & Signing

We have a resource video which signs the words to the song. We would like as many people as possible to learn the signing and participate in this element of the song.

If you are a non-verbal communicator, then we have a special chorus just for you. We really want everyone to join us on our "Sleigh Ride" and be featured on our track.

Primary, Secondary and SEND School - Special Package


We would love you to get your pupils singing again. We are offering the opportunity for 10 schools to have a special Sleigh Ride package:

2 Leicestershire Music Singing Specialists will

  • Lead a singing assembly for a class, year group or whole school.
  • Teach the song to a class, year group or your choir
  • Record them using professional recording equipment (maximum of 60 children for the recording) and film them to be included in the video.
  • A CPD session for staff either on the day of the recording or at another convenient time.

The cost of this full day package is £175.00

Available dates for this are:

Monday 1st & Thursday 4th November
Monday 8th & Thursday 11th November
Monday 15th & Thursday 18th November
Monday 22nd & Thursday 25th November
Monday 29th November & Thursday 2nd December

To book one of these or find out more about the project, please contact nicola.atkins@leics.gov.uk

Online Rehearsals

We will be offering everyone the opportunity to attend an online rehearsal via Zoom. These rehearsals will be led by different choral experts from across the city and county.

They are as follows:

  • Tuesday 16th November - 4:30 - 5:30pm - for children and families
  • Wednesday 17th November - 6:00 - 7:00pm - for all singers - led by Nicki Atkins
  • Friday 19th November - 2:00 - 3:00pm - for schools only
  • Friday 19th November - 7:00 - 8:00pm - for all singers - led by Simon Lubkowski
  • Tuesday 23rd November -1:15 - 2:15pm - for schools only
  • Thursday 25th November - 7:15 - 8:15pm - for all singers - led by Emma Trounson

Information about how to attend rehearsals will be sent to you after you register.

Leics Sing! - Past Events & Projects

If you'd like to see our past virtual singing projects, please on a title below;

Make Your Own Kind of Music
A Million Dreams
Someday at Christmas
Leics Sing!

Partners

  • Arts
    Leicestershire Music
    Music And Culture
    LCC
    LCC 2
  • Viva
    Philharmonia
    Darbar
  • Soft Touch Arts
    Bullfrog
    Awards for Young Musicians
    Orchestras Live
    Pedestrian
  • SoundLincs
    Transformance Music
    Spark Childrens Festival
    Leicester City Football Club Community Trust
    National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
  • The Mighty Creatives
    MEHEM
    Leicester Cathedral
    Leicester International Music Festival

Partners

  • Arts
  • Leicestershire Music
  • Music And Culture
  • LCC
  • LCC 2
  • Viva
  • Philharmonia
  • Darbar
  • Soft Touch Arts
  • Bullfrog
  • Awards for Young Musicians
  • Orchestras Live
  • Pedestrian
  • SoundLincs
  • Transformance Music
  • Spark Childrens Festival
  • Leicester City Football Club Community Trust
  • National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain