CORE, US is a trust wide vocal group, bringing together students from all four CORE academies to develop their vocal skills and abilities. Working with professional voice coaches and conductors from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, which is part of Birmingham City University, the CORE, Us students, from years 8-10, have been taught by professionals how to breathe, warm up and use their body to get the best sound.
The programme also encourages the development of social and emotional learning, such as communication, teamwork and resilience. Students have challenged themselves to aim high and deliver polished performances, including their own professionally recorded charity Christmas single, “Lift Every Voice” with celebrated Birmingham-born gospel artists. They will also be performing at the Echo Eternal Horizons Festival 2022 at the Town Hall in Birmingham.
When asked why they were taking part, students responded:
“I like that is gives us an opportunity and responsibility and a chance to show ourselves” (Muntash, Year 8)
“I’m looking forward to singing for people, telling our people why we are CORE, US and spread our message” (Sophie, Year 9)
For more information about the programme please contact Jemima Waltho, Director for Creative Programmes and Partnerships [email protected]