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World Voice

DL2wy7DW4AEQ6unWorld Voice is a British Council led project, in which an international network of professionals are coming together to ensure all children and young people across the world have access to singing education of the highest quality.

World Voice 2017 brought together singing professionals and World Voice Master Trainers from 17 different countries, to share songs and celebrate the power of singing.

Lincolnshire was delighted to welcome World Voice Master Trainers from Ethiopia and Jordan, who worked alongside our own UK-based Vocal Leaders to offer unmissable opportunities for young people, singing leaders, music teachers, vocalists, choir members and music facilitators alike.

Zeny Zerfu, Ethiopian Master Trainer, shared knowledge and cultural repertoire alongside Jordanian Master Trainer Sahar Khalifeh Shtiawi, who is a professional singer, 37916040-c439-488c-a938-0e069a4be52apercussionist, actress, and music therapist with over 30 years’ experience in the music industry.

Cathy Graham, British Council Director Music, said: “World Voice continues to amaze me with its ability to transform the atmosphere of a classroom, for teachers and children, wherever it goes around the world. I’m sure everyone that takes part in this latest residency will enjoy experiencing first hand those same transformative effects and will take away not only some new musical ideas but also an experience of another culture through singing.”


  • To access the World Voice Songbook, containing the songs introduced by Master Trainers in workshops and many more, click here.
  • For an introduction to the project and to find out more about World Voice, click here.
  • For more ideas and activities to use with children and young people, click here.
  • For a short infographic of the benefits of singing, click here.
  • A guide on the how the voice works and how you can look after it can be found here.
  • To view the presentation of the project as a PDF file click here.

Photos and Videos

To see all of our favourite photographs and videos from the project, please visit our Flickr album here.

9th and 10th October

Arrivals, introductions and Master Trainer meetings at the Albermarle in Hull.


11th October

Workshops with children and teacher twilight training at Bourne Westfield Primary Academy.


12th October

Gosberton Clough and Risegate Primary School and Choir Vibe in Spalding.

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13th October

Eresby Special School, Boston Pioneers Free School Academy and some time in the studio!

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14th October

Quadring Kids Club and a family workshop in Lincoln.

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15th October

Vocal workshop for choir leaders, teachers, facilitators and singers! Myle Cross Centre, Lincoln.


16th October

A well-earned rest! Sight-seeing and the seaside – and some fish and chips of course.

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17th October

Back to workshopping, Spilsby Primary School and Crowland South View Community Primary.


18th October

St Lawrence Special School, Horncastle and Welbourn CofE Primary School.


19th and 20th October

A swansong. Back to Hull to share stories, songs and experiences with the other Master Trainers.

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For any other media requests or to find out more about the project, please contact soundLINCS on
01522 510073 or email info@soundlincs.org.