Primary schools unite for Christmas ‘Big Sing’

The ‘Big Christmas Sing’ will involve 21 primary schools over two nights - Tuesday 1st December and Wednesday 2nd December – at Oxford Town Hall.

Organised by the Oxfordshire County Music Service and Christian Aid, the concerts will feature a host of festive songs performed by the young singers and a rousing massed choir finale. There will also be carols for family and friends in the audience to sing along.

Liz Stock of the Music Service said:  “This promises to be a fantastic event to get families in the Christmas spirit, as well as raise some money for a very worthy cause. The show just gets better each year and Oxford Town Hall is a lovely venue for it.”


It is the eighth year the Music Service has worked in partnership with Christian Aid to stage the Big Sing, with more than £14,000 having been raised for the charity since the first event was held in 2008.

Anwen Holmes, Christian Aid Regional Coordinator in Oxford, said: “The Big Christmas Sing is a great occasion for all the family, and we’re very excited to be running it over two nights again this year. With all the hard work the children have put in, we are sure it will be a fantastic festive concert.”

Concert details and tickets

Dates: Tuesday 1st December and Wednesday 2nd December 2015, 6.30pm, at Oxford Town Hall.

Tickets: There are limited spaces remaining for members of the public. Contact Oxfordshire County Music Service on 01865 816978 for tickets or buy them on the door (adults £4.50; child/concession £2.50).

The music on the evening will be co-ordinated by Liz Stock of Oxfordshire County Music Service, and Phil Evans and Jessica Hall from Christian Aid will compere.

Money from ticket sales will go to Christian Aid’s work overseas and the UK Government has pledged to match every pound donated.

Schools taking part:

Tuesday Schools: Beckley C of E Primary School; Botley Primary; Buckland C of E Primary School; Hill View Primary, Banbury; Longfields Primary School, Bicester; North Leigh;  S.S Mary and John Primary, Oxford; Shellingford C of E Primary School; Springfield School, Witney; St Peter’s C of E Primary School, Cassington; William Fletcher Primary School, Yarnton.

Wednesday Schools: Chesterton Primary School; Fir Tree Junior School, Wallingford; Gateway Primary, Carterton; Long Wittenham Primary; Sandhills Community Primary School; South Moreton School; Stanford in the vale; Watlington Primary; Windmill Primary School, Oxford.