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What is World Voice?

World Voice is a musical cultural exchange focusing on a mode of expression that children from all backgrounds and cultures are familiar with and enjoy - song.

Currently active in 13 countries, World Voice collects traditional songs from each country it visits for the World Voice virtual songbook, creating free-to-download teaching resources to accompany them.

The project involves highly-skilled vocal leaders working with teachers and pupils to offer a unique and lively range of approaches to learning. 

World Voice Shakespeare song

As part of the Shakespeare 2016 celebrations World Voice has commissioned Paul Burrell to compose a special Shakespeare-inspired song that will feature in the World Voice virtual songbook.

The song will be used in World Voice workshops and teacher training sessions in Africa, South America, the Middle East and South Asia, as well as around the UK, and will be sung by children at a variety of events during 2016.

About Paul Burrell

Composer Paul Burrell’s works have been broadcast on BBC Radio 1,2,3 and 5, Classic FM and a number of other stations in the UK and overseas.

He won the BBC’s That’s Life Royal Wedding Song Competition and his music for children is nationally recognised.  As Assistant Headteacher and Director of Music at Presdales School he writes music for pupils and the wider community.

How can I get involved in the World Voice Shakespeare song?

The World Voice Shakespeare Song will be available in the World Voice virtual songbook later in 2015.

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