Organisers are gearing up to welcome primary school children aged 7-11 to the afternoon session of The Henley Big Sing at Henley Town Hall on Saturday (14 October) at 2.30-3.15pm.
The Henley Big Sing is a new, free, community event organised by Henley Choral Society. Dr Tim Wilson, Chair of Henley Choral Society explains “as a charity, one of our objectives is to share the joy of singing. As part of our 50th anniversary celebrations in 2023 we thought: ‘how can we give everyone the chance to sing?’ We included the afternoon session for children aged 7-11 because we know that singing is so good for the social and psychological welfare of children – but just as important, because singing is great fun!”
Richard Harker, Musical Director of The Henley Big Sing says: “We’ll be singing upbeat tunes including Disney favourites, and the whole idea is for the kids to have fun singing together. If your child or grandchild loves to sing along to their favourite videos then do bring them along!”
The children’s element of The Henley Big Sing is being organised by the team from Henley Youth Choir. Henley Youth Choir Manager and Administrator Fi Harding explains: “parents and carers are welcome to stay with their children for the session or drop them off. We’ve got our experienced and qualified team here ready to look after the children and make sure they have a fantastic and fun time singing together.”
Tim Wilson continues: “the event is free due to the generous support of Henley Town Council, our Gold Sponsors, the fantastic local support of JJ (Jayson Jaurigue) Founder, 8Ray Group and The Green Room in Henley. We are also very appreciative of a grant from The Gwyn Arch Foundation which supports the development of singing skills in young people. And on the day will be collecting donations for local charity Riverside Counselling, which aims to provide support for people in our local community.”
The Henley Big Sing is FREE, but you must pre-register. 10.30 to 12 noon ADULTS (12+)
2.30 to 3.15pm KIDS (age 7-11) More information and to register: www.henleychoralsociety.org.uk