When we sing, our hearts begin to beat at the same time, we become happier and healthier, we connect with others more acuity and more positively than through any other human activity and our energetic frequency rises. So, when we sing together, in the thousands and millions, we can collectively improve our wellbeing and help to raise the frequency of the whole planet.
The Global Song Circle was created with this in mind and sent a monthly invitation to people across the world to unite through the power of singing together. To support this we created song teaching films each month for people to access for free. You can find the song films we made this year below, which you can still use to learn from - and also download free sheet music.
We are delighted to present a wonderful director and choir from South Africa to sing their version of the inspiring and uplifting song, Walk a Mile in Your Neighbour’s Shoes. Based in Johannesburg, the choral leader Sabelo Mthembu has brought together his world-renowned choir, The Quava Vocal Group to teach this simple yet powerful song. Download sheet music>>
Written by the co-founder of UPLIFT Bharat Mitra especially for Peace Day, One Source Waking up is a song for unity and inclusion which is simple to learn. We are delighted to have members of the Jerusalem Youth Chorus to help teach us this special new song with their director, Micah Hendler. Download sheet music >>
The world famous Pembroke College Chapel Choir from Cambridge sing the well known round Belle Mama - with a special Global Song Circle twist. Teaching them and us is the multi talented and trailblazing young Music Director of the college, Anna Lapwood, who’s brought one of her choir members on board to help. Download sheet music >>
Wade in the Water is an uplifting and well known African-American spiritual. It was chosen by our super talented gospel choir leader and musician, Nadine Lee, who brought her younger daughter on board to help teach it, along with her Lockdown Choir. Download sheet music >>
The One Day One Choir musical director Jeremy Haneman and the globally renowned group The King’s Singers teach Thina Singumlilo Ovuthayo which is a short, fun and easy to learn traditional South African song. Download sheet music >>
A lively and uplifting circle song… Si Le Le (originally by Bobby Mcferrin) is taught here by music director Paul Smith who has arranged his own version of it for his amazing Voces 8 ensemble. Soprano Andrea Haines also teaches on the video. Download sheet music >>
The Resolution Song by song writers Robin Howl, Holly Fletcher and Violet Skies is taught here by the amazing Sandra Oberoi and world renowned Harmony Chorus from Bangalore, India. It was part of the #resolution2020 movement.
An accessible 3 part round called ‘Love is Love is Love is Love’, by Abbie Betinis, is sung and taught here by The London International Gospel Choir and the LCCM Choir led by Naveen Arles and Nadine Lee.
HUGE THANKS TO ALL OF THE DIRECTORS, CHOIRS & SINGERS who took part in and contributed to these films and song teaching.
We invite you to share your memories, pictures, videos, etc, to your social media pages and on our Facebook page and remember to tag us - #globalsongcircle