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Ex Cathedra

Stand: A28
Ex Cathedra

"Transformative!" - Janice Dale-Wallace

We aim to inspire and positively impact individuals and communities through choral singing. We perform, educate, enable participation and improve wellbeing through choral singing.

"You made us into a community!" - Ben Keeling, Principal, Shrewsbury International Hong Kong

For Primary Schools:

  • Singing Playgrounds

Since 2004, Singing Playgrounds has established child-led singing-play in thousands of schools, winning awards for its innovative, joyful and inclusive approach, putting singing at the heart of the primary school. Choose from a range of activities for your school needs and then enjoy a unique online programme which enables you to continue on after we've set you up for success.

  • SingMaker

Our project for in-the-moment, exhilarating and joyous (often large) groups singing where children sing their hearts out, move, dance and laugh - whether thats 30 or 3000 children! The songs, written by our team, are loved by children and adults alike and our online interactive videos, songbooks and backing tracks will keep your whole school singing.

  • Singing Connections

Bringing the singing-play into the classroom

For Secondary Schools:

  • ChoirMaker

ChoirMaker keeps children inspired by singing as they move to secondary school and enables teachers to set up a thriving school choir. Shortlisted for Outstanding Music Education Resource in the Music and Drama Education Awards 2024.

Choose from visits, events and our unique online teacher support resources.

For Pre-school and community groups:

  • Singing Medicine

Singing is a special sctivity that improves wellbeing. Ex Cathedra's pioneering Singing Medicine projects bring wellbeing through singing to children and adults, in hospital, at home and in community settings. 

For children:

Created by our team, our Singing Medicine songs and games have been designed to enable every child to participate and benefit from singing-play

For teenagers:

Singing Medicine supporting mental health.

For babies:

Research shows how singing enables babies to develop communication skills, how carer and baby can develop their bonding and be soothed together.

For adults:

We have developed our Singing Medicine method to support people living with dementia, recovering from having had a stroke, supporting long covid recovery and bringing communities together through establishing community choirs, weekly singing sessions and much more.

"The singing sessions give me a reason to feel connected to my community!" - Ladywood Community Choir participant


Ex Cathedra Ltd
CBSO Centre
Berkley Street
Inspiring Singing for Everyone
B1 2LF
United Kingdom
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