Children and families from across the country are invited to take part in the Virtual Big Sing 2021!

Norfolk Music Hub has today announced The Virtual Big Sing 2021, to take place on Thursday 1 July 2021 from the iconic Abbey Road Studios in London. Following the success of last year’s event #VBS2021 promises to be bigger and better than ever before with artists from across the globe encouraging everyone to sing out loud and proud. NYMAZ is proud to partner with this event to deliver the live-streaming, along with the other partners Charanga, Music For Youth and Viking Stage Lighting.

The event will be led by arranger and choral director Mark De-Lisser, who is the vocal coach behind The Masked Singer and also featured as vocal coach and mentor for the Children In Need ‘Got it Covered’ charity album. Mark will be assisted by some high-profile celebrity singers – including Professor Green, Gabrielle,Aston Merrygold from JLS, Becky Hill, MNEK, TikTok star RED, Kirsten Joy (Clean Bandit), Nathan Evans and Marisha Wallace .

A selected list of songs and online resources for families and school groups has been released to rehearse in advance, and you are invited to tune in and join us for this exciting live event. For more information on how take part or watch, please visit

Sarah McWatt, Director of youth music charity NYMAZ comments, ” NYMAZ is passionate about enabling young people to access music-making opportunities and live music experiences, no matter their circumstances or geographic location. The Virtual Big Sing is a wonderfully inspiring example of how digital technology can bring music, singing and amazing pop stars direct to thousands of young people. Our technical team is extremely proud to be live-streaming this event from the prestigious Abbey Road Studios to schools across the country.”

Andrew Proctor, Leader of the largest party at Norfolk County Council, says ““Norfolk County Council is proud to be leading the way nationally on this fantastic and important initiative which will impact thousands of pupils. The Virtual Big Sing model has gained great momentum and met with significant acclaim across the country, promoting singing as a daily activity as part of the wider curriculum offer for every child in Norfolk and beyond. In the midst of a year like no other, what better way to come together than to unite in song, and offer the opportunity to be exposed to some of the most acclaimed artists in the music industry at the current time: roll on July 1st!”

Mark De-Lisser says, “I’m so excited to be bringing VBS 2021 to all the schools in the UK. This year promises to be bigger and better than ever before – I’ve invited some of the UK’s finest singers to perform live at the iconic Abbey Road studios. This is an event not to be missed”


DATE: Thursday 1st July 2021
TIME: 11.00am Secondary Event
1.30pm for Primary Event

LOCATION: Streamed live from Abbey Road Studios into schools, front rooms and gardens across the country, or to anywhere you can sing!!