Young people singing in a choir
Young people singing in a choir ©

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A school music twinning project, International Voices brought together five UK ‘Sing Up’ school clusters together with five overseas clusters of six schools each in Bulgaria, Bangladesh, Kenya, Brazil and India. The UK and international schools developed partnerships with music and singing at the heart.

Young people from Bulgaria and Brazil were invited to audition for the Sing Up/ Youth Music Voices choir and five from each country were successful in obtaining a place, joining 120 16-21 year olds from the broadest cultural mix across the UK. The choir performed on 12 occasions, with an estimated audience of 80,500 and online/broadcast reach of 1,400,000.

The project was led by partnership of four organisations: Sing Up, Youth Music Voices, British Council and LOCOG.