Tim Rice pens song for Sing2G7, putting children’s voices at the heart of Cornwall’s G7 Summit
A new song, Gee Seven, specially written by Sir Tim Rice, has today been released as part of an emotive YouTube video. The joyful but powerful song is at the heart of an ambitious Cornish grassroots programme for children, Sing2G7, which aims to put children’s voices at the heart of the 2021 G7 Summit, which will take place in the Cornish seaside village of Carbis Bay in June.
Sing2G7, led by volunteers, is inviting young singers across the globe to join Cornwall’s children to deliver a musical message to world leaders. Already, over 10,000 young voices in 16 countries have signed up to sing, from individuals in lockdown to school choirs to Brownie packs to a South African township choir. Over 100 primary schools in the UK are taking part as well as 14 cathedral choirs. International sign-ups include singers in Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, Portugal, Malaysia, Spain, USA and Vietnam.
Young singers are being encouraged to learn, sing and share their renditions of Gee Seven, which has been recorded by Truro Cathedral’s 35 boy and girl choristers. Free sheet music, lyrics and other music teaching resources can be downloaded today via www.sing2G7.org.
In addition, free cross-curricular classroom resources on G7 agenda themes and leadership are available for teachers in the form of an Edu-pack created by teachers at Sing2G7 partner Truro School. Organisers hope that by the time the Summit opens in Cornwall on the 11th June 50,000 young singers will have joined the chorus of ‘Gee Seven’ voices learning, singing and sharing their musical message from all around the world. All resources are free but those who can are invited to contribute to the choristers’ Crowdfunding appeal to raise £5,000 for Unicef’s ‘Give the World a Shot’ Covax campaign.