More than 2,500 school pupils from across Aberdeen are to take part in a musical performance in the city.
The Aberdeen Big Sing 2023 will take place at Duthie Park on Thursday June 1, with three 20-minute performances at 10am, noon and 2pm.
Primary 4 pupils from every city school will perform in a massed choir, singing classroom favourites “Happy Song” and “Power in Me” and a version of the Bruno Mars’ hit “Count on Me”.
The Robert Gordon’s Pipe Band will play to signal the start of the day. The 10am performance is for pupils from the Dee locality, the noon for the West locality, and the 2pm for Don locality schools.
All pupils from the School for the Deaf will take part in the noon performance. Songs will be signed in British Sign Language at all performances.
Councillor Martin Greig, convener of the Education and Children’s Services Committee, said: “This musical event brings together many young people from schools right across the city. It will be great to hear the wonderful singing. Duthie Park is a lovely setting to share this musical experience."
Vice-convener Jessica Mennie said: “There is a real sense that summer is finally here – and this cross-city gathering is sure to brighten everyone’s day.”
Pupils from the 51 schools have been practising throughout the year with their class teachers and with Music Service vocal staff, whose time has been funded through a Youth Music Initiative grant from Creative Scotland.
The Music Service staff band will provide the musical accompaniment.
Members of the public are invited to attend and are encouraged to travel by public transport. Please note, no seating is available.