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Mornings of Music (Cultural Cantata 2022)

This page is where you can find all the current details and information about the Mornings of Music project, which for 2022 will be a special event called the Cultural Cantata.

This year's Mornings of Music event will be very different - it will be a celebration of music as part of this year's City of Culture celebrations.

New for 2022 is the Coventry Schools’ Culture Cantata with music composed by Kevin Stannard (Coventry Music Engagement Officer) and words written by Rebecca Thompson (St Mary’s the Mount School, Walsall).

Many of you will be used to participating in the “Morning of Music” projects, well this is the FREE replacement for this year with some special “Big Sing” style events planned for the summer term where we will be inviting schools to come and perform the songs with us with a live band and lots of other surprises!  

The 10-song cantata is a magical, musical tour for young people living in Coventry today. Journey back through the ages and experience the war-time blitz; explore the city walls; meet Sir Frank Whittle and James Starley; recall the range of motor cars built here and celebrate the importance of Coventry’s industrial heritage before arriving in the times of the iconic Lady Godiva.

Free resources for songs follow this link: Cultural Cantata password: Cuca2021

Schools have all have been sent a booking form. Unfortunately the live events are now all full. However you can still take part by accessing and using the resources and sharing your singing with us virtually.

PERFORMANCE DATES

Big Sing Live events:

  • Coventry Central Hall
  • Monday 27th June 2022
     
  • Coventry Cathedral
  • Tuesday 28th June 2022
     
  • Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre
  • Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th June 2022

The Big Sing 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 instrumentalists from secondary schools and Coventry Music tutors.

The timings for the day will be as follows:

1pm onwards – schools arrive at performance venue
1.30-3pm – workshop session 1
3-3.20pm – refreshment/toilet break
3.20-5pm – workshop session 2
5-6pm – dinner break – schools eat packed dinner in break out spaces and get ready for performance
6pm – back in seats ready for performance – house will open for audience
6.30-7.45pm – Cultural Cantata Performance
8pm – leave the venue

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

T-shirts will be offered to purchase for all children taking part. More details about this including how to purchase will be sent out shortly. (please note these are not compulsory and a white t-shirt can be worn instead)

Tickets for parents will be available to come and watch the performance at 6:30pm, details are below

Here are the ticket links for the 3 different venues across the 4 different nights. Please take care when booking, that you book the right date and venue.

Monday 27th June 2022 - Methodist Central Hall, City Centre - 6:30pm

Schools performing are:

  • Walsgrave C of E Primary School
  • Radford Primary Academy
  • Eastern Green Junior School
  • Willenhall Community Primary School

Book your tickets here

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Tuesday 28th June 2022 - Coventry Cathedral, city centre - 6:30pm

Schools performing are:

  • Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School
  • Keresley Grange Primary Academy
  • Keresley Newland Primary Academy
  • Manor Park Primary School
  • Sidney Stringer Primary Academy
  • Howes Primary School
  • Longford Park Primary School
  • Joseph Cash Primary School

Book your tickets here

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Wednesday 29th June 2022 - Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre, Warwick University - 6:30pm

School performing are:

  • Stivichall Primary School
  • Stoke Primary School
  • Aldermoor Farm Primary School
  • Henley Green Primary School
  • Little Heath Primary School
  • Broadheath Community Primary School

Book your tickets here

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Thursday 30th June 2022 - Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre, Warwick University - 6:30pm

Schools performing are:

  • All Saints C of E Primary School
  • Moat House Primary School
  • Templars Primary School
  • Ravensdale Primary School
  • Whittle Academy Primary School

Get your tickets here

Date: 27th June 2022 - 30th June 2022 Recurs daily.

Cost: FREE for schools