Take part in the Song for All project
As part of the celebrations for OUP Music’s 100th anniversary this year, we are inviting choirs of all types and sizes to take part in our exciting Song for All project.
What is Song for All?
The Song for All project is an opportunity for choirs from around the world to join together in a global celebration of singing! Our aim is to get as many choirs as possible to sing the same piece on the same day: 22 November 2023. If this date isn’t possible for your choir, you can take part any time between World Singing Day (13 October 2023) and World Choral Day (13 December 2023).
What will choirs be singing?
Bob Chilcott has created a special unison arrangement of his piece, ‘Rhythm’ (from Songs my Heart has Taught Me) for the Song for All project, and OUP are delighted to be able to offer this to choirs taking part as a free download. The piece has an optional second part, and a simple piano accompaniment to support the choir.
What will my choir be doing?
We're asking choirs taking part to spend some time learning 'Rhythm', and to experience the pleasure, joy, and amazing health and well-being benefits that singing together can bring — we guarantee that everyone will feel uplifted and energized by learning this upbeat and lively piece.
Once your choir is feeling confident singing 'Rhythm', you will need to film them performing the piece, and upload this to YouTube or Social Media using the hashtag #SongForAll. This will bring together all those taking part in a global celebration of singing!
What support is OUP offering to choirs taking part?
Lots! In addition to the downloadable sheet music for ‘Rhythm’ and a lyric sheet for anyone who doesn’t read music notes, we’re also providing instructional videos, backing tracks, downloadable teaching notes, and much more.
See details of all the supporting resources further down on this page.
What do I need to take part?
- The sheet music and lyrics (free to download once you’ve registered to take part)
- A pianist who can accompany the choir or speakers to play the backing track provided.
- A venue in which to rehearse
- Some kind of recording device (e.g. a smartphone or video camera) to capture the joy of your choir singing the piece together, a way of uploading this to social media or YouTube (e.g. an iPad, laptop, PC/Mac that has internet), and a social media or YouTube account you have the right to upload content to
and a social media or YouTube account onto which you have the right to upload content (recording and uploading your performance is optional)
- A passion for the joy and pleasure that singing together can bring, and some singers who want to have fun learning a new piece (not optional!)
How do I sign up?
Review the supporting resources below
Listen to the piece, watch the videos, see whether the music would appeal to your singers.
Register to take part
Register using the sign up form below. Once you've registered, you'll be able to download the free music for 'Rhythm' and the accompanying lyric sheet, and receive updates on the project over the next few months.
Download the music and lyric sheet
You can print out as many copies as you need for your choir, free of charge.
Start planning when you’re going to learn the piece
Think through how many rehearsals you might need before you can film yourselves singing the piece, bearing in mind the Song for All project timeline (13 October – 13 December 2023) and the key date of 22 November 2023.
Get your choir together and start learning!
Make sure to share the audio recording and scrolling score video with your choir to aid their learning!
Still have questions?
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any more information.
Explore the Song for All resources
Discover a range of supporting resources that are freely available for all choirs taking part in the Song for All project. If you need additional support, feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
Instructional videos from Liz Swain
Scrolling score video
Sign up here
Song for All registration form
Enter your details and get instant access to the music for Song for All.
If you’d like to take part in the Song for All project, please sign up using the form opposite. You’ll then be re-directed through to a page from which you can download the music of ‘Rhythm’ as well as the lyric sheet.
Once registered, you'll join our mailing list to get regular updates on this project and other interesting Music initiatives in the future.
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