CITC Singing Resources 2020

We would like to invite your school to take part in this year's digital Christmas in the City! As part of the event there will be 3 songs performed by Nottingham city school choirs.

  • Betelehemu
  • Burrito de Belen
  • The Humming Chorus

All resources can be found below. Please make sure you have also watched our Introduction video which provides everything you need to know about the songs and resources.

Instructions on how to record your choir can be found in the guidance and tips section. Please send recordings to The deadline for recordings to be sent in will be Monday 1st December.

Guidance and Tips

Video Guidelines

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For primary and secondary choirs

Betelehemu is sung in the Yoruba language from Nigeria. You will find 5 pronunciation audio tracks for each of the five sections of the song. We recommend that you learn the song in parts using the pronunciation tracks to get the words in rhythm. It is in SATB four parts which would also suit secondaries with broken male voices.

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Burrito de Belen

For primary choirs

Burrito de Belen, will be being taught by NMS staff in schools after Half term, as part of the no instrument curriculum. We really encourage these schools to learn and record his song, but schools can also have other classes or choirs to sing this if they wish. It is in two parts - schools can record one part or both!

If you would like a PowerPoint version of the presentation, please get in touch.

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The Humming Chorus

For primary and secondary choirs

The humming chorus comes from Puccini's opera, Madame Butterfly. The piece has a lovely, gentle sound world where the singing hummed throughout.

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