Singing in Camden

We are proud of the growing tradition of singing in Camden schools and beyond. The standard of singing in schools is generally very high and a credit to the dedication and expertise of school-based staff. This ongoing work is show-cased at borough events.

Support for vocal work is available from the borough. Jenny Morgan is an experienced vocal tutor and is available to come into schools to work with groups of students or to give INSET sessions. Please contact Camden Music Service if you would like to arrange some support time with Jenny.

There are also opportunities for people to get involved in singing out of school.

  • The Camden Youth Choir
  • The Brent / Camden Big Sing Thing
  • The Camden Staff Choir

The Camden Youth Choir rehearses on Saturday mornings. CYC is an umbrella term for three choirs: Camjam Voices; The Camden Junior Youth Choir; The Camden Senior Youth Choir. The choirs, led by Ros Savournin, Tanya Grossfield and Sheena Masson, learn a wide ranging repertoire and perform both individually and jointly.

  • In November 2004 the choirs worked with Mike Brewer OBE of the National Youth Choir
  • In December 2004, CJYC and CSYC performed at the Royal Academy of Music, singing the children’s chorus for University College London’s performance of Stravinsky"s "Persephone"
  • In January 2005 Camjam Voices performed at the Camden Centre as part of a farewell concert for Bob Litchfield, Director of Education.

Camjam Voices is for young people in school years 3 – 5 and rehearses at La Sainte Union School, Croftdown Road, NW5, 11.30am–12.15pm on Saturdays during term time. The choir is open to children who live or go to school in the borough of Camden. Membership of the choir is £30 per term (ten sessions). Subsidies are available for those on income support. We accept new members at the beginning of each half term.

The Camden Junior Youth Choir is for young people in school years 5–7 and rehearses at Camden School for Girls, Sandall Road, London NW5, 10–11am on Saturday mornings during term time. The choir is open to children who live or go to school in the borough of Camden. Membership of the choir is £30 per term (ten sessions). Subsidies are available for those on income support. We accept new members at the beginning of each half term. More information about Camjam Voices and the Camden Youth Choir at the Saturday Music Centres.

The Camden Senior Youth Choir is for young people in school years 8–10 and rehearses at Camden School for Girls, Sandall Road, London NW5, 10–11am on Saturday mornings during term time. The choir is open to children who live or go to school in the borough of Camden. Membership of the choir is £30 per term (ten sessions). Subsidies are available for those on income support. We accept new members at the beginning of each half term. More information about the Camden Senior Choir at the Saturday Music Centres.

Camden / Brent Big Sing Thing is a cross-borough project to promote involvement in extra-curricular singing. Five Camden schools are taking part, learning a shared repertoire to be sung together with young people from Brent. Pupils from Kingsgate, Beckford, St Eugene de Mazenod, St Mary Kilburn and Emmanuel primary schools were put through their paces by Greg Beardsell of the National Youth Choir www.nycgb.net at a workshop on Sunday 13 March, 2005 at Salusbury Primary School in Brent. The Big Sing Thing choir also performed on Sunday 20 March, 2005 as part of the Festival of Singing.

The Camden Staff Choir is a newly formed choir led by Ros Savournin. The choir is open to all Camden teachers and education staff. It is a relaxed an informal choir and no previous choral experience is necessary.

If you are interested in getting involved in the future please get contact Camden Music Service.

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