Trailblazers Cantata for KS2-5

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*FREE* KS2 – KS5 BIG SINGING EVENT 2024 - “Trailblazers” – A cantata celebrating important people and places in music and history.

The 12 Song Cantata features an eclectic range of musical styles from across the globe – paying tribute to well-known artists, bands, composers as well as celebrating trailblazers in music and history including George Gershwin, Sir Frank Whittle, The Ancient Egyptians, Rock ‘n’ Roll music and more.

In addition to the KS2 singers, we encourage involvement from musicians and soloists from KS3 – KS5 – contact Kevin directly to discuss opportunities –

Sign up your school using this form and send back to us at

 Songs include:

♫    I Got Rhythm       ♫    One Moment in Time      ♫

♫     Greeks Bearing Gifts    ♫    Ramesses the Great      ♫

♫    All Roads Lead to Rome      ♫   Starley’s Inventions

♫    In the City   ♫     Jet Man      ♫   Coventry Cars    ♫

♫   Rock ‘n’ Roll Medley    ♫    Asikatali      ♫   

There will be an accompanying scheme of work which outlines all the musical skills and knowledge covered in this project.



Wednesday 26th June & Thursday 27th June

Methodist Central Hall, Warwick Lane, Coventry

The Big Singing Live event gives children the opportunity to sing the songs they have learnt in beautiful surroundings, with other school children, accompanied by a live band – which will include young people and Coventry Music tutors.

Proposed Schedule:

Schools arrive at the Central Hall from 2pm onwards.

Afternoon workshop with the arranger/composer and the live band

all afternoon until 5.15pm (including refreshment breaks)

Tea Break for food and drink 5.15 – 6pm

Performance at 6.30 to finish by 7.45pm


Please note that schools need to make their own arrangements for transport to and from the venue.


We will be running an in-person CPD session to learn the songs on a Thursday twilight session in April/May 4.00-6.00pm at Drapers’ Hall to practise the songs and learn more about the live event – date TBC.

Date: 26th June 2024 - 27th June 2024 Recurs daily.

Location: Coventry Central Hall Coventry Central Hall Warwick Lane CV1 2HA

Cost: FREE for schools

Time: 14:00 - 19:45