As children progress through school, there is often a drop in the number of boys choosing to sing, and many secondary school choirs are made up almost entirely of girls. But the truth is that Boys DO sing! They just need the music they sing to be appropriate to their changing voices, and their changing expectations as they mature.
That’s why Sheffield Music Hub is delighted, in partnership with The University of Sheffield, to be launching a brand new cambiata choir (Google it!), called Changing Voices to help boys navigate the sometimes difficult “middle years”, and to discover the power in their voices.
At Changing Voices workshops, boys from Y5 to Y9 will meet new friends from across Sheffield, discover the joy of singing and playing together, and learn about the unique possibilities they have as young male singers. Sessions will ensure boys with an interest in singing will keep that interest, and develop the skills and strengths they need to sing as men: whether in a rock band, choir, musical theatre or just on the football terraces! And if they have a Children's University Passport to Learning, they can collect CU credits too!
The cost for the spring term is just £10. This covers 3 workshops, and a short performance at the end of the final one.
As well as Changing Voices, Sheffield Music Hub also offers Festival Choir for boys and girls who enjoy singing. Boys who are also attending Festival Choir (meeting on the same days in the afternoon) can come to both for £15 for the full term.
- Sunday 12th March 2017 – 11.00am – 12.45pm at The University of Sheffield, Firth Court, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN
- Sunday 19th March 2017 – 11.00pm – 12.45pm at The University of Sheffield Diamond Building, 32 Leavygreave Rd, Sheffield S3 7RD, Workroom 1 & 2
- Saturday 1st April 2017 – 11.00pm – 12.45pm at The University of Sheffield Diamond Building, 32 Leavygreave Rd, Sheffield S3 7RD, Workroom 1 & 2
- Further workshops and a performance will take place on 3 Sundays and a Saturday in June and July.