UPDATE ON SINGING
Thank you for registering your school’s interest in Peace Proms 2022. We currently have approximately 700 schools (35,000 children) registered to take part which is fantastic! We have been working closely with all of our venues and Government Departments across Ireland, Northern Ireland and England to ensure that Peace Proms can proceed safely and at full capacity. Current advice on singing can be summarised as follows:
ENGLAND: Singing is permitted in and out of schools without restrictions. Details can be found here: MUSIC MARK UK SUPPLEMENT.
IRELAND: Singing in classrooms is permitted with restrictions. All restrictions are to be removed on October 22nd.
NORTHERN IRELAND: Singing within classes does not require pupils to observe social distancing, however for school choir rehearsals where pupils attend from multiple classes, all participants should observe distancing of at least 2m.
PLACE OFFERS & OPENING FULL APPLICATIONS
We have rescheduled some choir workshops and concerts to later dates to ensure schools have adequate time to learn materials and get the full benefit of the Peace Proms experience (SEE NEW SCHEDULE BELOW). We are opening full applications and releasing materials in stages from TODAY.
As no restrictions apply in England, FULL APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN.
Schools can now log in to the Database to download parental consent forms and complete your full application.
THEDEADLINE FOR COMPLETING APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY 22ND OCTOBER
Materials will be released to individual schools when your application is complete.
IRELAND & NORTHERN IRELAND:
ROUND 1 OFFERS WILL BE MADE ON MONDAY 18th OCTOBER.
DEADLINE FOR COMPLETING APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY 5th NOVEMBER.
Materials will be released to individual schools when your application is complete provided all restrictions have been lifted.
ABOUT PEACE PROMS
Peace Proms is a Free resource and choral education project for Primary Schools. The musical programme is tailor made to ensure it is fun and engaging for children, fulfils important educational requirements, is very rewarding to teach, and the end performance is an inspirational and thrilling experience for choirs, teachers, parents and audiences alike!
Peace Proms engages children and young people in music and enriches their lives through exceptional musical experiences and performances.
Peace Proms celebrates culture and diversity and promotes peace, unity and tolerance through music.
Peace Proms is for everyone. Whether your choir is established or just starting out, Peace Proms gives your choir the once in a lifetime opportunity to: Sing with a choir of up to 3,000 children
Perform with a full symphony youth orchestra Work with one of the UK’s leading professional conductors – Greg Beardsell
Perform at top venues e.g. the M&S Bank Arena Liverpool, the RDS Dublin, WIT Arena Waterford, the SSE Arena Belfast and UL Sports Arena Limerick. Develop vocal technique, presentation and performance Experience a variety of musical styles and genres
Peace Proms Involves:
IN SCHOOL LEARNING: With their teachers, children learn up to 8 songs or medleys in different genres. Schools are provided with a downloadable choir packs, and rehearsal tracks.
REGIONAL WORKSHOPS: Each school participates in ONE regional workshop which will take place in November during school hours and is given by renowned conductor Greg Beardsell.
PEACE PROMS CONCERT: All schools perform with the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland and a host of top soloists in ONE concert which will take place in Spring 2022
Peace Proms is recommended for children ages 8 – 12yrs:
Republic of Ireland Schools – 3rd Class & upwards
Northern Ireland Schools – P4 & upwards
UK Schools – Key Stage 2 & upwards US Schools – 3rd Grade & upwards (Remote or US concerts only)
We will continue to monitor Government advice and will adjust our plans in whatever way necessary to enable us to perform live, while ensuring the safety of our CBOI & Peace Proms community.