Big Sing

The Big Sing is an interactive performance where pupils gather from across Worcestershire to sing prepared pieces as part of a huge singing workshop. It is an exciting and motivational opportunity for children and teachers alike to be part of a large-scale musical experience, led by world renowned singing leader, Ula Weber. The event is for primary age pupils, from year 3 upwards (KS2).

Next year’s event will take place on Thursday, 16 June 2022 at the University of Worcester Arena. Further details will be announced shortly.

The artist commissions

Severn Arts is looking for:

  • A skilled and enthusiastic music practitioner or composer/arranger with experience of leading creative work with schools, children and young people, to plan and facilitate 8 song-writing and composition workshops in Worcestershire primary schools, based on the theme of the Queen’s Jubilee. From the lyrics and composition ideas developed in these workshops one song will be created to be performed by Worcestershire schools at the Big Sing event in Worcester on the 16 June 2022.

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  • A skilled and enthusiastic visual art practitioner / educator with experience of leading creative work with schools, children and young people, to plan and facilitate 10 visual art workshops in Worcestershire primary schools. Artistic work made by pupils in these workshops will directly and creatively respond to a song written by other local primary schools and based on the theme of the Queen’s Jubilee. Pupils’ finished art works will be exhibited at The Big Sing event in Worcester on 16 June 2022.

        Download brief - visual art practitioner

        Download application form - visual art practitioner

How to apply

Please respond to the questions on the application form and submit to Joanna Freeman at [email protected] by the deadline date: 9am, Thursday 9 December 2021. Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions, or would like an informal chat about this opportunity.

Please note, you can submit your responses in one of two ways: 

  • By completing the application form and returning it as a Word DOC or PDF to [email protected]
  • By submitting a max. 5 minute video or audio file, in which you clearly respond to all the questions below, to [email protected]

We encourage submissions from those who are underrepresented; including, but not limited to, disabled artists and people from Black, Asian and ethnically diverse backgrounds.