Spalding to host world-renowned vocal ensemble

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Children from primary schools in and around Spalding are set to benefit from a ground breaking teaching method.

The technique is proven to enhance development in numeracy, literacy and linguistics and local pupils will benefit when British vocal ensemble VOCES8 come to South Holland Centre in Spalding on Monday, June 8.

The children will work with the group in an intensive, two-hour vocal workshop with activities centred on rhythm and melody.

The exercises are intended to develop key learning skills and improve students’ academic learning processes across all subjects.

VOCES8 is now established as one of the most versatile and best-loved singing groups in the world. Touring extensively throughout Europe, North America and Asia, the ensemble performs a repertoire from Renaissance polyphony to contemporary commissions and arrangements.

VOCES8 is passionate about music education. Their commitment to inspiring people through music includes unique educational programmes, choral scholarships, summer school and London music education hub.

Jennifer McKie, senior music adviser for Lincolnshire Music Service, said: “We are delighted an ensemble of this quality will be sharing their expertise with our children and young people. Lincolnshire Music Service continues to work with VOCES8, broadening music education within the county and offering access to this unique musical learning method.”

Schools taking part include Bourne Abbey CE Primary Academy, Bourne Westfield Primary Academy, Cowbit Primary, Spalding High School, Spalding Monkshouse Primary, Spalding St John the Baptist CE Primary, Spalding St Norbert’s Catholic Primary, West Pinchbeck, Tydd St Mary and Weston St Mary’s.