Multilingual concert: We Are Children of the World


Creative Multilingualism wants to shine a spotlight on the many languages spoken in the UK's schools and communities. We commissioned a multilingual composition from composer Lin Marsh to help celebrate this linguistic diversity. She created We are Children of the Worldwhich was performed for the first ever time at a concert on 27 June 2018 at the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford by 500 pupils from 10 different local primary schools. The piece features folk songs in seven different languages: Arabic, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Swahili and Urdu.

Watch We are the Children of World performed at the Sheldonian Theatre:

Teaching Resources

We would like every school and choir to have the opportunity to perform the song, so we're making everything you need to perform the song free in our resources section. The resources include: score, lyrics, band arrangements, backing tracks and detailed Powerpoint teaching guides which take you through the song line-by-line.

Download teaching resources

Blog posts

Find out more about We are the Children of the World in our blog posts and press articles.

Film: We are Children of the World

We are Children of the World: 27 June 2018

Oxford Mail: Multilingual concert to debut at Sheldonian on Wednesday

University of Oxford Arts Blog: We Are Children of the World: celebrating Oxford’s linguistic diversity through song

Multilingual song to celebrate linguistic diversity