British songwriter Sir Tim Rice and Peter Hobb’s Gee Seven video with Truro Cathedral choristers has gone viral in the lead up to tomorrow’s G7 Summit in Cornwall.
“We are saying to the G7, you happen to be our leaders so please don’t get it wrong,” says lyricist Tim Rice, who also created Jesus Christ Superstar and Lion King. “If you don’t get it right, we’ll run you out of town. I hope it is something that will make people think.
From June 11 to June 13, world leaders including President Biden will visit Carbis Bay in Cornwall to discuss important issues such as climate change. Created to get children excited about the G7, the chorister’s hope their song will make the summit relevant to young people.
Director of Music Christopher Gray said: “The song, Gee Seven, is a real toe-tapper. Music has the power to unite us across oceans and cultures, and our boys and girls are so excited to reach out to their peers all over the world.
“For teachers, who are thinking about how to engage children in the G7, we hope the song provides a fun, musical springboard and that the G7 Education Pack makes their lives a tiny bit easier, as they plan for the summer term.”
What is Sing2G7?
Sing2G7 is an apolitical international engagement programme with a vision to enable children to raise their voices in song and be heard by world leaders.
Sing2G7 was conceived and is run by a tiny team of volunteers with the support of creative professionals and seven strong partners, including Truro Cathedral and Truro School. All their resources are free including song sheets, but they are inviting contributions to their Vaccinaid UNICEF Crowd funder appeal, here.