NEWS ARCHIVE

500 children come to iSing Up Suffolk Workshop

On Monday 10 November more than 500 primary school children from across Suffolk came to the Royal Hospital School for an inspirational singing day led by the hugely charismatic musical director of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain (NYCGB), Dominic Peckham.

The nine to 11-year olds enjoyed an energy-filled, fun-packed vocal workshop singing everything from Motown to Beyonce, African street-songs to Chart Mash-Ups.

Dominic explains the purpose of his popular iSing workshops, "I want to encourage young singers, in an un-intimidating fashion, to get them listen to one another and to learn to understand the many aspects of ensemble singing. I never, however, lose sight of the basic aim of making the experience enjoyable for all and I guarantee to leave the children with an infectious love for all music."

Dominic is one of the UKs finest young choral conductors and he is also the Head of Singing at the Royal Hospital School. His inspirational iSing workshops focus on the importance of encouraging inclusive singing in schools, and on promoting the enjoyment of music and social interaction which result from such music-making.

The event finished with a gig of the days hard work performed to a large audience of parents and friends.