summer SING! 2014

By February 25, 2014 summer SING! No Comments

Be part of something even BIGGER! this summer… More KIDS! More FUN! and even more GREAT SINGING! All in Cork City Centre…

summer SING! is a week-long children’s singing festival which allows children to experience singing in Cork City and combines excellent artistic engagement, empowered public performance and shared civic pride.

summer SING! 2014 will take place from Monday, 21 July to Friday, 25 July inclusive and from 9.30 am to 3 pm each day.

180 children, aged from 6 to 14 years, will gather in Triskel Christchurch where they will be welcomed by the summer SING! Festival Team of more than fifty participating staff from Ireland, the USA and Malaysia.

This unique festival allows our young summer SINGERS! to experience the rich history and culture of Cork City while nurturing their natural singing ability and encouraging self expression, confidence and positive self esteem.

Singing together, and moving in smaller groups through Cork City, our young SINGING! citizens will experience public spaces as never before as they engage in open-air warm-ups, impromptu public performances and smaller rehearsals in more than ten of Cork City’s historic, cultural and civic spaces.

Each day parents and friends and the ordinary passerby will be welcomed to witness the children’s accumulation of learning in a series of informal, open-rehearsal-style performances. Open-air ‘Shark Attacks’ will be occur in the city on Wednesday 23 July. SING! and SIGN!, a collaboration with the Deaf Community and Cork Deaf Association, will take place on Thursday, 24 July at Triskel Christchurch and on Finale Friday, 25 July, a promenade performance will see all 250+ participants and staff move through the city SINGING! before returning to Triskel Christchurch for the Festival’s formal close. summer SING! performances remain free and open to the public.

All interested can sign-up on-line at www.summersing.ie or phone or text Eimear on 087 709 6811 and all places will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. A *suggested cost of €25 will apply and, based on the american social inclusion model, families will be able to *suggest their own more appropriate price.

summer SING! 2014 is presented by ARTlifeCULTURE in partnership with Music Generation Cork City in association with Triskel Christchurch and all participating cultural venues in collaboration with National Council for the Blind and Cork Deaf Association supported by Music Generation Cork City, Cork City Council Social Inclusion Unit, Cork City Council Arts Office, University College Cork International Office and KBC Bank.