Summer Sing

Summer Sing 2018 was fantastic! Workshops by the lovely Nottingham Cathedral youth choir director Ellie Martin and music director Alex Patterson were followed by a brilliant combined performance by Nottingham city pupils and the fabulous Apollo5 on June 20.

Summer Sing Concert

Nearly 500 Nottingham City pupils from 20 primary schools in Nottingham attended Summer Sing 2018. Children were absolutely thrilled to be in Albert Hall, and for many of them it was their first time at such a wonderful concert venue. The interactive concert featured not just a performance by the internationally acclaimed Apollo5 but a workshop as well, and opportunities for the children to sing together with the vocal quintet.

Apollo5 were full of energy and the children left humming songs from the day!


Wow what a treat! We had an amazing time at the Summer Sing. The professional singers, Apollo5 were amazing. The children left buzzing!

Rosslyn Primary School (via Twitter)

Participating Schools

The following schools took part in Summer Sing 2018.

  • Bentinck Primary School
  • Bluebell Hill Primary School
  • Brocklewood Primary School
  • Bulwell Academy
  • Carrington Primary School
  • Crabtree Farm Primary School
  • Edale Rise Primary School
  • Glade Hill Primary
  • Greenfields Community School
  • Haydn Primary School
  • Heathfield Primary and Nursery School
  • Nethergate Academy
  • Nottingham Emmanuel
  • Park Vale Academy
  • Rosslyn Park Primary School
  • Snapewood Primary School
  • Southwark Primary School
  • St Margaret Clitherow Catholic Voluntary Academy
  • Walter Halls
  • William Booth

Summer Sing

Summer Sing is an annual event, including workshops and a main concert, organised by Nottingham Music Service to celebrate and encourage singing in the city. The programme is spread over several weeks and schools can sign up for support workshops. We also share resources with schools to help them carry on practicing in their own time! All the efforts come together at the final concert, generally held at the beautiful Albert Hall, Nottingham.

In 2017, we organised workshops by Apollo5, an international award-winning British vocal quintet. The event was a great success with more than 600 city pupils attending, participating in the workshop and later performing along with Apollo5 for an audience of family and friends.

Nottingham Music Hub