10-11 June 2023
Children aged 8-14 (with great flexibility!) are invited to attend a weekend packed with fun, singing and games, culminating in a concert for family and friends. There will be a BBQ and a chance to meet lots of new faces. No experience needed, enjoyment guaranteed!
A fun weekend of singing and games
Young participants will enjoy two days of making music as a group, in an interactive, fun, and accessible way. The weekend will be led by Hannah Grigg, a specialist children’s choir conductor based in the UK.
The weekend culminates in a concert on Sunday afternoon, where the Junior Voices will be supported by the St Andrew’s Adult Choir.
We will be learning to sing pieces from various backgrounds and traditions. Songs by well-known composers such as John Rutter will feature alongside traditional and popular music from cultures across the world. We will be singing about jet planes, fruit, and different animals, just to name a few things!
The cost for participating in the entire weekend is 50 Fr. per child, and 45 Fr. for every child thereafter.
This includes the course, materials, two lunches, and snacks.
Please bring something for the BBQ on Saturday evening!
Parents can drop off their children at St Andrew’s and enjoy the sights of Zurich on a fine summer’s day! Volunteers are very welcome to help out during the Summer Sing activities and rehearsals. The whole family (including pets) are invited to the bring-and-share BBQ on Saturday at 17:30.
Don’t forget to invite your wider family and friends for the concert on Sunday at 15:30!
What language will the Summer Sing be held in?
The weekend workshop will be directed in English, but repertoire will include songs sung in a variety of languages.
How much does it cost?
The participation fee is 50 Fr. per child, or 45 Fr. for every child thereafter.
Payment by TWINT is easiest; cash payment by arrangement possible.
My child is younger/older than 8-14. Can they still participate?
The age range is entirely flexible. As long as your child is able to read (words), they can definitely join. Older boys with broken voices may not find the weekend as enjoyable, as they may have to sing an octave lower than everybody else – there will be other opportunities for them at a later stage.
Does my child need to know how to sing or read music?
Absolutely not! Everything you need will be taught to participants. You will be amazed at what young people can achieve intuitively in music! ‘No experience required, enjoyment guaranteed!’
I am not associated with St Andrew’s Church. Can my child participate?
The Summer Sing is open to all. It will be a fantastic opportunity for young people to meet one another in an English-speaking environment. While the event is held in, and supported by, St Andrew’s Church, it is not a religious activity.
What does my child need to bring?
All music, resources and games equipment will be provided. Children should come with a water bottle, sun hat, and a warmer/waterproof layer. They should wear covered-in shoes ready for outdoor play. All food and snacks are provided but please bring something along to the bring-and-share BBQ on Saturday. Dress for Sunday will be smart, casual clothes for the service and performance.
How can I sign up?
How do I get to St Andrew’s and is there parking nearby?
St Andrew’s Church is situated near the centre of Zurich just 2 minutes’ walk from the Kunsthaus.
There are on-street parking spaces nearby, but they are extremely limited.
WHENEVER POSSIBLE PLEASE USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO GET TO ST ANDREW’S.
For more information, please go to how-to-find-us
Children should be dropped off at St Andrew’s at 8:50 for registration on Saturday morning. Parents are invited to join us again at the bring-and-share BBQ in the church garden at 17:30. Lunch will be provided to all participants.
On Sunday, singers should be dropped off at St Andrew’s ready for a 9:00 rehearsal to sing a short piece at the end of the mid-morning church service. This service starts at 10:30, should families wish to attend.
After lunch, rehearsals will resume in preparation for a concert held in the St Andrew’s Community Centre (under the church). Doors will open at 15:30. Pick-up will follow directly after the concert.
Throughout the weekend, there will be ample time for breaks, snacks, and games.