In an article titled 'Why it's no longer 'cool' to join the school choir', the Telegraph reported this week that:
"The death of the school choir has been bemoaned by the headmaster of Kate Middleton and Samantha Cameron's former school - Marlborough College".
Here at Sing Up we carried out a brief survey on school choirs just this month and our results fly in the face of this claim.
We surveyed 1,072 of our Members over a two week period from 1/7/15 to 14/7/15, and asked two questions:
1) Does your school have a choir?
2) If yes, how long has the choir been going?
874/1072 (81%) respondents said they had a choir (2 abstained).
Of these 874 'yes' responses, 829 respondents replied to how long they had a choir: 228 (28%) had a choir for two years or less, and 216 (26%) had a choir for over ten years.
Whichever way you look at it, there are still a lot of choirs being started and a lot that have carried on for over a decade!
The good news is that it seems the school choir is alive and well!
Tell us about your school choir, or send us photos at [email protected]. We love to hear what you are up to.