Frequently Asked Questions

What is World Singing Day (WSD)?

World Singing Day is a global sing-along held annually on the 3rd Saturday in October. The event is not religious or political, nor does it promote any one country or culture. Rather, it encourages people to put aside their differences and celebrate what we all share as human beings.

World Singing Day is not a competition and no rehearsals are needed. People of all ages are invited to participate. Musicians and non-musicians, shower singers and celebrities, come together in city centers and sing together without the pressure of a performance

When is World Singing Day?

World Singing Day is held annually on the third Saturday in October. In 2019, it will be on Saturday, the 19th of October. Sign up today!

Why do people sing together on WSD?

Singing together has been proven to be one of quickest ways to bond friends and strangers alike. WSD is an opportunity for people to experience that bond and connection in a safe and joyful community setting. WSD is a catalyst for deeper human connections as we celebrate what we all share as human beings through the international language of music. Learn more here.

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What does a WSD sing-along look like?

Everyone celebrates WSD a little differently. Some people sing spontaneously with friends and family at home, in their car or on a beach somewhere.  Other people sing together at a Community or City Sing-along. Learn more about hosting a sing-along here. 

Who will be singing on WSD?

College students on campus. School kids at school. Families and neighbors at home. Choir groups in city centers. Ukulele players on the beach. Elderly people in nursing homes. Footballers (soccer players) in pubs. Anyone – from shower singers to celebrities – can sing with us on Saturday, October 19, 2019. That includes YOU!

What should I sing on WSD?

Sing whatever songs you like that are meaningful or popular in your area of the world. If you’re looking for song ideas, check out this list of 100 songs (in English) and the WSD theme song.

Is this an annual event?

Yes! You can sing on World Singing Day each year on the third Saturday in October. Sign up to sing today!

I don't see a sing-along in my area. Can I still participate in World Singing DaDay?

Of course! If you don’t see a WSD sing-along registered in your area there are two other ways to be a part of our global sing-along. Sing spontaneously with your family and friends on October 19 and click “Going” on our Facebook event or plan your own sing-along and invite others to join you.  To download our free sing-along event toolkits, click here.

Do I have to be a choir director to host a WSD event?

Absolutely not! If you are enthusiastic about bringing people together for a fun event, then a World Singing Day sing-along is the perfect thing for you. We have volunteer hosts who are from all walks of life involved in this initiative.  Learn more about hosting a sing-along here.

Our group can't celebrate on Saturday, October 19. Can we sing on a different day?

Of course! Everyone celebrates WSD in different ways, so if your school or workplace is not in session on Saturday, the 19th of October feel free to host your sing-along during the week leading up to the big day. Learn more about hosting here.

Am I required to register my sing-along with the WSD organization?

No. Registering your event is optional, but we highly recommend it. Your event registration not only gives your event global recognition but includes the support of our WSD team members and access to a network of enthusiastic sing-along hosts all over the globe. Learn more about registering your sing-along in our Event Toolkits 

I missed the date for registering my sing-along this year. Can I still participate?

Sure! We register world-wide sing-alongs from April to the end of August. If you find out about World Singing Day in September or October, you can still invite your friends to sing together and click “GOING” on our global event on Facebook or search here for a sing-along already registered in your area.

And be sure and sign-up for our monthly newsletter so you’ll get a reminder when we start registering sing-alongs for next year’s global event.

Is World Singing Day a religious organization?

The World Singing Day organization is not religious or political, nor does it promote any one country or culture. Rather, it encourages people to put aside their differences and celebrate what we all share as human beings.