Children Singing for Children – 16th Year of our Annual Series of Primary School Concerts
The new school year has begun. For us at Banbury Rotary this means we must get cracking on this autumn’s “Children Singing for Children” Concerts. We already have 27 acceptances from local primary schools. (There is space for just one more school.) Our invitations were sent out back in June to all schools in the Banbury area.
This will be the 16th annual series of concerts. They will take place as usual at St Mary’s Church, Banbury and will run from Monday 6th to Thursday 9th November. Choirs from seven schools will be singing at each concert. The massed choir finale each evening will again see up to 175 children singing our theme song “Children Singing for Children”, “Sing!” and “World in Union!”
Children’s causes for this year will be the Sierra Leone Schools projects initiated by Alan Wolstencroft (our Club President for the coming year), Purple4Polio – Rotary International’s project to safeguard children against polio and eradicate the disease – and Helen House Children’s Hospice.
Over the past fifteen years around £70,000 has been shared amongst the chosen charities as a result of Children Singing for Children Concerts at St Mary’s in Banbury. The Rotary Club of Banbury is proud to be associated with the local primary schools (almost 40 in total) that have been our partners in this venture since 2001.