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200 young singers gather in Cork City this week for summer SING! 2017

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summer SING! is an inclusive children’s singing festival which allows children from Ireland and around the world to experience the rich history and culture of Cork City, while nurturing their natural singing ability.

Presented by ARTlifeCULTURE and in partnership with Music Generation Cork City, this week-long initiative sees more than 200 young singers ages 6 to 14 gather daily in Millennium Hall before moving in smaller groups to rehearsals in a series of participating cultural spaces.

summer SING! also boasts a growing professional and volunteer, national and international staff of 150 children and youth arts enthusiasts. The team includes Sonya Keogh (Founding Director ARTlifeCULTURE); Stephen Brown (Guest International Vocal Clinician, from New York City); Chi Hoe Mak (Guest International Youth Vocal and Choral Clinician, from Malaysia); Meghan Pappenheim (Facilitator, mindfulness and drumming workshops, from Bali); Gemma Sugrue (Guest Pop Vocals Clinician, from Cork); Peter Stobart (Guest Choral Conducting Clinician, from Cork); Jennifer Giustino (Guest International Early Years Clinician, from New York City); and Alicia Edwards (Festival Operations Advisor, from New York City).

Cork’s young singing citizens will experience public spaces as never before as they engage in open-air warm-ups, impromptu public performances and smaller rehearsals in a variety of Cork City’s cultural and civic spaces.

In addition, the festival will include a series of special summer SING! events, all of which are free to attend and open to the public.


summer SING! and PLAY! in Bishop Lucey Park
Mon 10 – Thurs 13 July, 12 noon - 12.45pm
Come and join us for summer SING! fun and games

summer SING! at Elizabeth Fort
Weds 12 July, 2.15pm

summer SING! and SIGN! at Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral
Thurs 13 July, 2.15pm
In association with Cork Deaf Association

summer SING! Finale Friday at Cork City Hall
Fri 14 July, 2.15pm

summer SING! is produced by ARTlifeCULTURE in partnership with Music Generation Cork City, in collaboration with Cork City’s cultural, education and inclusion sectors, and further supported by the Arts Council, Cork City Council, University College Cork, Cork Deaf Association, and the Association of Irish Choirs.

For more information about summer SING! and other partnerships of Music Generation Cork City, contact:

Music Generation Cork City, Cork Education and Training Board, 21 Lavitt's Quay, Cork City
t: +353 21 427 3377