“We are Children of the World” – A Multilingual Concert
The Multilingual Concert is a project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council as part of the research programme Creative Multilingualism. Led by the University of Oxford, the initiative is designed to strengthen Modern Foreign Languages and give a higher profile to the wide range of community languages spoken in UK schools.
The concert is being organised in partnership with the Oxford Festival of the Arts and will take place in the Sheldonian Theatre. It will present the world premiere of We are Children of the World, a composition by Lin Marsh for primary schools which celebrates some of the rich diversity of languages spoken in Oxford schools and features songs from their places of origin. The concert will involve some 500 Primary School pupils and will include participation from parents and other audience members.