Sing a Story
February - March 2017

Sinfonia Cymru musicians rehearsing for Sing a Story at The Hafren in Newtown
Sinfonia Cymru musicians rehearsing for Sing a Story at The Hafren in Newtown

Produced by Mid Wales Music Trust in partnership with Sinfonia Cymru and The Hafren, with music composed by John Webb, originally developed for Wigmore Hall Learning

Partneriaeth rhwng Ymddiriedolaeth Cerddoriaeth Canolbarth Cymru, Sinfonia Cymru a’r Hafren

  • Half-day music workshops at six primary schools and nurseries in Newtown and Welshpool
  • Two performances at The Hafren, Newtown, on Wednesday 8th March, attended by 450 children from eleven local schools

Sing a Story is a music and storytelling project designed to engage children aged between 4 and 7 years old. Originally devised by composer and music leader John Webb for Wigmore Hall Learning, it is based around a series of four classic children’s stories which are interwoven and brought to life using live music, songs, storytelling and dialogue. The show is structured to allow plenty of opportunities for the children to join in with singing, actions and call and response, and the whole project is supported by a resource pack for teachers.

Project team

  • John Webb, Composer/workshop leader/presenter
  • Catrin Slater, Producer, Mid Wales Music Trust
  • James Thomas, Orchestral Manager, Sinfonia Cymru
  • Mel Pettit, Schools and education officer, The Hafren


  • John Webb, Composer/presenter
  • Charlotte Mafham, Actor
  • Kathryn Williams, Flute
  • Lucy McKay, Violin
  • Jernej Albreht, Clarinet
  • Sam Brough, Bassoon
  • Rhys Matthews, Percussion

Sing a Story was made possible through the generous support of the Arts Council of Wales, the Oakdale Trust, The Hafren and individual donors to the Mid Wales Music Trust.