More than 1,000 school children will sing together this month during three days of concerts staged at Chester Storyhouse.

The community project, which is the first of its kind in Chester, will involve children from 34 schools across the city and Ellesmere Port, as well as students from the University of Chester, House of Dance and the Hammond School dancers.

The concerts are being organised by the community interest company, AmaSing, which uses singing, music and arts to develop children’s wellbeing, confidence and self-esteem.

AmaSing director Rachael Borman said: “The company’s activities provide a positive benefit to a diverse range of communities from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.

“We aim to work collaboratively with educational establishments including schools, colleges universities and art specialists.

“We also support development for teachers and training teachers in developing skills and opportunities to deliver singing, music and arts in the daily school curriculum.

“AmaSing wants to open up arts and music, especially singing to all children and show that through music all communities can excel together to create something that everyone can be proud of.

“This is AmaSing’s first ever project and we are thrilled to be performing at the wonderful Storyhouse.”

The children will be performing alongside professional composers Matt Baker and Andrew Smith and will be singing songs that have been composed to raise awareness for charities including Macmillan Cancer and Chester Zoo’s Save the Songbird Appeal.

The concerts which will be presented by actor Simon Smithies, run from March 12-14.

Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Tickets can be purchased from or the storyhouse website.