News and latest additions

Here you can see music that’s been added to the site, and archived events and recordings.

New event and free music! Would you like your choir to sing a free arrangement of Louis Armstrong’s classic What A Wonderful World from Mark DeLisser (who arranged the music for the recent royal wedding)? If so, join #SingTheChange from Music Declares Emergency, inviting singers up and down the country to raise their voices in a call for urgent action to protect our beautiful, living planet. They are aiming to share performances on October 30th. Download the music and find out how to share your performance. The choral arrangement is available for SSA or SATB choir with piano (a backing track can be downloaded if you don’t have a piano or accompanist).

Event: Chris Hutchings, Ben See, Nina Vinther and Alison Burnley spoke at Making Music’s Climate Emergency Event on Friday 8th October, 2-3.30pm, online. Recording coming soon.

New music added: Our Burning World by Rhiannon Randle and Malcolm Guite: to tell it like it is by Lisa Robertson – both published by Stainer and Bell, now available for SSAATTBB choir; A New Eaarth by Robert Paterson (choir & orchestra); One Home by Charles Mauleverer (choir & orchestra).

I’ve written an article for Making Music on Choirs For Climate – read it here. “Choirs are uniquely placed to speak truth to the powerful with the songs that we choose for them to hear, and I believe that someday, the right song in the right place will help to save our world.”

Guest post: Dan Cooper of Love Soul Choir writes on going paperless, supporting Trillion Trees and making a greener choir. Read more here.

Panel recording: on 24th June 2021 Music Declares Emergency presented Choirs Addressing Climate Change, a panel for choir leaders and participants discussing issues around the Climate Emergency & plans for COP. Find out more and watch the recording here.