Organisers of the event, which will be streamed live from Abbey Road Studios and hosted by Mark, hope that over 500,000 children will be able to join. The full line up is as follows:
- Aston Merrygold
- Professor Green
- Marisha Wallace
- RED (Tik Tok Star)
- Kirsten Joy (Clean Bandit)
- Nathan Evans
- Becky Hill
Mark, who coached the celebrities behind the masks on The Masked Singer, arranged the children’s choir for Children In Need, co-presents “Our Dementia Choir with Vicky McClure” and arranged the Kingdom Choir’s performance of “Stand By Me” at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, hopes that this event will bring a much needed boost of positivity to school music lessons.
Mark explains: “Because of lockdown, so many children have missed out on singing together as a group, which is something I know first hand is beneficial for mental health. I have chosen the line up for Virtual Big Sing 2021 that includes artists that schoolchildren will connect with, and a few that will strike a chord with teachers and parents, because I want everyone to join in. Singing the same song gives us a shared purpose, and a sense of achievement. This is about feeling good, and about making music in schools fun and engaging”
The Secondary School session starts at 11.00am and the Primary session at 1.30pm Thursday 1st July 2021. Schools that register for the event will be sent parts/lyrics to the songs that will be performed on the day and Mark will provide a singing tutorial via video prior to the event.
Following the sing-a-long performances there will be an open Q&A session with artists.
For more information on how to take part, go here The Virtual Big Sing 2021 – Norfolk Music Hub