A Christmas Song for Wakefield – WMS Big Sing 2020

Mon 16 November 2020

A Christmas Song for Wakefield

Wakefield OneVoice staff council choir are set to record a brand new Christmas song and they need your help. They would like as many people as possible to learn the song and then send in their video recording to contribute to wonderful massive festive recording! The video will be premiered live on Facebook on Tuesday the 15th December at 1.30pm where the song will also be performed live by thousands of young people from schools across the Wakefield district!

The song ‘We’ll Make It Through’ has been specially written by Phil Needham (Head of the Music Service) and James Lewis (Council Choir Director) and has a real positive message of hope. It’s a song about Christmas this year with a theme that combines the isolation that many people have felt through the pandemic with similar situations that many also face at Christmas. The song takes you on a journey from cold to warmth, dark to light and really lifts your spirits. James and Phil had to fight off Sir Cliff, Sir Geldof and Mr Barlow who were all dead keen to get their hands on the song which they firmly state is staying in Wakefield – at the moment!

So how can you get involved? You can first of all listen to the song and start to learn it on the Wakefield Music Education Hub YouTube channel above. You can then email music@wakefield.gov.uk to find out more and register your interest and we will send out more details of how you can simply get your recording done and submitted even if it is only a short contribution to the song.

You can also join James and Phil for 2 interactive live Zoom sessions to find out more about the song and learn the song in a bit more detail. These are running for about 30 mins on Wednesday 25th November at 12.30pm and 7.00pm. You can book your place on the link below:

12.30pm Session: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wakefield-song-for-christmas-tickets-128841046037

7pm Session: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wakefield-song-for-christmas-tickets-128842606705