The Liverpool Cathedral Schools Singing Programme works with 12 primary schools each term. Our expert music team deliver fun and first-rate singing workshops each week in school. Each term sees a new music project which culminates with a concert performance at the Cathedral featuring all schools .

What do the children get?

Ultimately, the chance to sing in one of the biggest and most remarkable buildling in the world. Through weekly workshops across a ten-twelve week period, children will learn between ten and twelve songs by memory. This equates to one new song in each session.

Singing is proven to help people boost their concentration and enhance levels of mental well-being. We have seen first-hand how many pupils who take part in our weekly workshops show increased focus in their work across other subjects.  

The end of the term sees all our schools brought together to perform in one of the biggest and most iconic cathedrals in the world - Liverpool Cathedral. They sing to the accompaniment of a live band or orchestral ensemble and often alongside star soloists and dancers. Being able to hear their voices echo around our amazing acoustic as they perform is simply an experience they will not forget. 

How does the programme work?

One of our professional music staff will begin running workshops in your school ten weeks prior to the performance. Workshops last 30 to 40 minutes. They'll do a vocal warm-up, teach some vocal technique and then got on to learning the music. On performance days, schools arrive at the Cathedral for 3pm to rehease with up to 250 other children and instrumentalists. The concert starts at between 6.30 and 7pm and last one hour. 

First term free

Each school coming to the Singing Programme for the first time receives one term free of charge. Schools then choose to buy into our services on a project-by-project basis.

Which schools have we worked with?

  • Greenbank Primary
  • Belvedere Preparatory School
  • Emmaus CE & Catholic Primary
  • Liverpool College Preparatory School
  • Mosspits Lane Primary
  • Wavertree CE Primary
  • Northway Primary
  • St Mary & St Paul’s CE Primary
  • Bellerive FCJ Catholic College
  • Norman Pannell Primary.
  • Gimour Juniors 
  • LIPA Primary
  • Garston CE Primary
  • Beford Road Community Primary
  • Bishop Martin CE Primary
  • Holy Family RC, Toxteth
  • St Cleopas CE, Toxteth
  • Knotty Ash Primary
  • Huyton with Roby, CE
  • Childwall CE Primary
  • Rudston Road Primary
  • Woolton Primary
  • Northway Primary
  • Faith Primary
  • Northwood Community Primary
  • Blacklow Brow
  • Childer Thornton
  • Blueberry Park


For more information, or to book your school on to the programme, please contact:
Stephen Mannings,
Director of Choral Outreach
(0151) 702 7234.


Thank you to the Allchurches Trust for their support across our Education and Outreach programmes.