Music Declares Emergency call to Sing The Change pre-COP26
Join choirs across the country to stand up for the planet on October 30. There are major events in Liverpool, Glasgow, Bristol and London and local events across the UK.
Music Declares Emergency are inviting everyone to take part in a national musical moment in support of action on climate.
Across the country, choirs large and small will be joining together in local venues and spaces and taking over social media to perform a new version of What A Wonderful World, arranged by Mark De Lisser, the man behind the performance of Stand By Me at the wedding of Harry and Meghan.
Singers young and old are invited to the party to ‘Sing The Change’ ahead of the start of the COP26 conference in Glasgow on November 1.
If you can’t make it to those events, everyone is encouraged to come together and create their own moment. "Whether it’s in the town square, the church hall, the skate park, or your own front room, we are inviting everyone to join in for a moment of national unity and celebration in support of the amazing planet we live on and the joy that our natural world brings us every day," say organisers Music Declares Emergency.
Events will start at midday on October 30, but if you can’t sing then, sing earlier, later or the day after. Even later in the week.
Details of how to get involved are at https://www.musicdeclares.net/sing
If you’re not a choral singer, you can still take part.
Music Declares Emergency says: "In a metal band? Give us your version of the song.
"Part of a hip-hop crew? Let’s hear your take.
"More free jazz? Blow our minds.
"COP26 is a vital moment for the climate. The decisions made at Glasgow will affect our environment and our future for generations to come. By joining together to Sing The Change we can send a message to world leaders to stick to their promises and keep global temperature rises under the 1.5°c, the limit at which scientists tell us that we can avert the worst consequences of global warming."
Post your performances on social media with #SingTheChange to be part of the biggest sing song in UK history and help make our world a better place for all.