Great Singing, Great Signing – project announcement!
We’re pleased to announce that Yorkshire Youth & Music have been awarded a grant of £30,000 by the National Foundation for Youth Music for our project Great Singing, Great Signing.
Led by Paul Whittaker (founder of Music and the Deaf and an inspirational Deaf musician), the project will establish two new Singing and Signing Ensembles, and improve Singing and Signing standards around the country.
The ensembles will be in Doncaster, based at Doncaster School for the Deaf, and in Calderdale. We’re working with the Music Hubs in each area, and will be training new Singing and Signing Leaders. Paul will also be visiting Singing and Signing Ensembles around the country to give masterclasses, collect and share good practice.
Here’s a photo showing Paul Whittaker leading a very lively ‘Rockin’ all over the World’ to round off our Music Day at Doncaster School for the Deaf on 8th June: