As part of LEEDS 2023 Year of Culture, LMEP teamed up with Leeds 2023 to bring you a new commissioned song with free resources for all schools, as part of Leeds Language Week 2023.
Created by LMEP partners Musical Futures for the Year of Culture, ‘City Of Our Dreams’ celebrates multiculturalism in Leeds and invites learners to sing in multiple languages!
Free online resources are available for teachers to guide classes through learning and performing the song. The resources are suitable for primary and secondary schools.
We would love as many schools in Leeds as possible to get involved and use these resources, which can form part of Music lessons, or even Modern Foreign Languages or Citizenship. This FREE resource includes backing and performance tracks, and sheet music to allow instrumental performance to accompany voice performance if you want to.
The song encourages learners to learn to sing in French, Spanish, Romanian, Polish and Urdu, but we encourage you to add in other languages you may have in your school.
To access the song resources please click on the following links:
Video resources – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6WV9wEVdssgwikG-yDybeYC2SmjYDPX4
Lyrics, audio and chord sheets – https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1-DzJxi6Hr3e1Fno2obDLSeehnzGZWj8E?usp=drive_link
We would love to see you share any images and clips of your school practicing for the challenge on social media by tagging @LEEDS2023, @ArtFormsLeeds and #LeedsMultilingualSong.
Please note that all children and young people captured on your video must have photographic and video permissions, as these images will be shared on the internet and social media where necessary.