Schools Voices Project

Bath’s secondary schools united to create a unique choir of young people who created and performed their own songs for The Bath Festival in May. The choir, Schools Voices, is made up of 110 young people from 11 of Bath’s secondary schools. They have been creating and rehearsing with Bath Philharmonia’s Creative Learning team of musicians and singers to put on two live performances, at St Swithin’s Church, Walcot, on Friday 13 May as part of Party in the City, and on Thursday 19 May at The Forum as part of the Concert for the People of Bath.

The Schools Voices project was set up as a collaboration of Bath Festivals’ Creative Learning programme, teachers from both state and independent schools in Bath and North East Somerset and the Creative Learning team at Bath Philharmonia. The 11 schools taking part were: Beechen Cliff School, Hayesfield School, King Edward’s School, Kingswood School, Monkton Combe School, Oldfield School, Ralph Allen School, Royal High School, St Gregory’s Catholic College, St Marks School and Three Ways School.

Oldfield and Kingswood created and performed their own song “Mountains”, which can be heard here;