Central Scotland will burst into song as the Olympic Torch weaves its way across the country from 8th to 14th June 2012, before a final visit on 21st June. Singing a mixture of local favourites, new commissions, anthems, pop songs or traditional music, each community will unite to celebrate in song the values of the Olympic Torch: peace, unity and friendship.
Community choirs and new or existing singing ensembles will welcome members young and old to perform at key points on the Torch’s route across Scotland. Singers will be recruited from professional or amateur backgrounds and each choir hopes that many new members will continue to enjoy singing collectively long after the Torch has left town.
Performances in the Central Scotland region are:
A series of song workshops will take place in Stirling schools, one strand developing original songs using the Olympic themes as inspiration, the other learning traditional songs from the Stirling area, with performances of each taking place to welcome the Olympic Torch.
A newly created community choir for ages 16+ will perform a newly commissioned song, celebrating the Olympic torch coming to Falkirk.
School pupils in primary 7 from across Clackmannanshire will unite on the route of the Olympic Torch to perform motivational songs based on the Olympics.
Creative Scotland and local authorities are backing Summer of Song with investment of £200,000. Creative Scotland has also commissioned artist Roddy Buchanan to capture the Summer of Song on film to create a lasting chronicle of the people, landscapes and cities that the Torch Relay will be part of during June 2012.
Wednesday, 21st March 2012