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COREus is a Trust-wide vocal group, bringing together students from all four CORE academies to develop their vocal skills and abilities.

Working with professional voice coaches and conductors from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (part of Birmingham City University), the COREus students, from Years 8-10, are taught a range of singing skill and performance techniques, to breathe, warm up and use their body to get the best sound.

COREus is offered to students across the trust, as part of a wider creative education and music engagement programme, delivered in partnership with the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Recent projects include recording a charity Christmas single, which raised money for Shelter; a live performance on the concourse of Birmingham New Street Station to mark Holocaust Memorial Day; and taking part in “The Voice of our City” A community event celebrating the diversity and passion of young people from across Birmingham.

When asked why they were taking part, students responded:

“I like that is gives us an opportunity and responsibility and a chance to show ourselves”

Muntash, Year 8

“I’m looking forward to singing for people, telling our people why we are COREUS and spread our message”

Sophie, Year 9

For more information about the programme please contact Jemima Waltho, Director for Creative Programmes and Partnerships.