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Sing for Water is back with more passion and pizazz than ever!

This year is the year of celebrations – and we'll be praising 15 years of Sing for Water and the £1 million raised for WaterAid since the events began back in 2002. Now that's what we call a high note!

Have a look at the events below to see what's coming up and how you can get involved.

People taking part in Sing for Water.Choirs join voices every year at Sing for Water events up and down the country.

Sing for Water Leicester

Time and date: 1.45pm on Sunday 4 June 2017
Location: Bede Park, Leicester

Sing for Water Leicester is back for it’s tenth year of glorious music and this year will be held during the Leicester Riverside Festival! Choirs will perform songs from their own repertoire and join together to sing Love Call Me Home, Beyond the Sea and Morena. The choir will be directed by Una May Olomolaiye.

Want to sing? Visit the Sing for Water Leicester website for more information on how to get involved.

Want to watch? Come along to Bede Park at 1.45pm.

Sing for Water North

Time and date: 3.15pm on Saturday 10 June 2017
Location: Broadway, Accrington

Sing for Water North is back! This year Sing for Water North will be held on Saturday 10 June in Accrington, with four beautiful songs to learn and sing together. The usual busking will also take place in the centre of Accrington at the end of the afternoon.

Want to sing? Visit the Sing for Water North website to register and find out more about the day.

Want to watch? Come along to Broadway in Accrington at 3.15pm on the day!

Sing for Water Cardiff

Time and date: 3pm on Saturday 18 June 2017
Location: The Oval Basin, Cardiff Bay

We're excited to announce Sing for Water Cardiff is back, having raised more than £50,000 for WaterAid in their first event in 2015. Hundreds from choirs all over Wales and beyond will gather together to sing a shared repertoire in glorious four part harmony

Want to sing? Visit the Sing for Water Cardiff website and fill in this form to register your interest.

Want to watch? The main performance will start at 3pm with busking taking place in surrounding areas from 12.30pm. We'd also love to meet you over at our WaterAid marquee!

Sing for Water London

Time and date: 2.15pm on Sunday 17 September 2017
Location: The Scoop, South Bank, London, SE1 2AA

Sing for Water London is back for the 15th year on London's South Bank. A spectacular concert led by the fantastic Katie Rose and Michael Harper as part of the Thames Festival Programme, the event was co-founded in 2002 by renowned composer, singer and musical director Helen Chadwick and the Thames Festival Trust.

Want to sing? Visit the Totally Thames Festival website, and email Kate Forde to register your choir.

Want to watch? There will be lots of cafes nearby and a WaterAid marquee – so come and say hello!

The Scratch® Youth Messiah

Time and date: 2pm on Sunday 12 November 2017
Location: Royal Albert Hall, South Kensington, SW7 2AP

Do you direct a youth or school choir with singers aged 25 and under? Why not come and join over 1,500 other young singers at the Royal Albert Hall this 12 November for an unforgettable performance of Handel's Messiah?

Winner of 'Best Classical Music Education Initiative' in the 2015 Music Teacher Awards for Excellence, the Scratch® Youth Messiah was launched in 2013 and is a stress-free and enjoyable way to introduce young singers to the most famous work in the UK choral tradition. A unique arrangement allows choirs to sing as much as they want and listen to other young choirs with the backing of a professional orchestra and soloists.

The requirement is that you sing just four core choruses: 'And the glory of the Lord', 'Surely he hath borne our sins', 'Hallelujah' and the final 'Amen'. After that you can sing as much as you want and join the others on the day at the Royal Albert Hall for a morning rehearsal and a thrilling afternoon performance.

Want to sing? Visit the Scratch Youth Messiah website and contact the Choirs Coordinator Edmund Hastings at [email protected] or on 07941346440.

Want to watch? The performance will begin at 2pm in the Royal Albert Hall, South Kensington, SW7 2AP.

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