Online or in-person. World Singing Day 2020 is on!
We believe, now more than ever, that this event will play an important role in bringing people together after this prolonged time of physical distancing and social isolation.
Host registration is going to be a little different this year.
We realize most of our hosts won’t know the specific details for their local sing-alongs until closer to October 17, so we have adjusted our 2020 Host Registration form so hosts will not be required to provide the time of day or location for their sing-along in order to complete their registration.
Right now, our team is working behind the scenes to plan for a variety of scenarios. Of course, we are hoping by the time October 17 arrives, we will all be able to sing together with friends and family in our homes or at parks, schools, and city plazas, but if there are still large group restrictions in place, we will do our best to facilitate a virtual global sing-along assessible to everyone.
What can you do right now? Register as a WSD host and we’ll send you current updates as well as free resources to start planning for an in-person event in your area.
Bottom line. We are here for you and we are all in this together.
What can a Registered Host do to prepare for an in-person sing-along on October 17?
Here is a basic list of things to do if you are able to host an in-person WSD sing-along on October 17.
- Select a time of day and place for your October 17 sing-along
- Create a local planning committee to organize and promote your event
- Choose a set of songs to sing (45 to 90 minutes is a good length)
- Invite friends, family or your whole community
- Print and hand out lyric sheets, read lyrics on your phone, or project lyrics on a screen
- Sing along to recorded or live music (singing along to the original recordings works well)
- Sing together on World Singing Day (17th of October, 2020)
- Share photos and videos on social media (#worldsingingday)
Here’s what an in-person WSD sing-along can look like.
Here’s what a virtual WSD sing-along can look like.
Do I need to register?
If your event is free and open to the public, we encourage you to register as a host. Our registered hosts receive support and resources from the WSD team, a custom logo and your event listed on our website and global map. If you are planning a private or paid sing-along, there’s no need to register.
What songs do we sing?
Each host chooses whatever songs they like based on what is popular or appropriate in their area or country. Songs that most people are familiar with, and that are easy to sing, are often the best options. There are no rehearsals and people sing together for the pure joy of it. Each year, a montage video is created using video clips sent to us from around the world of people singing the WSD Song of the Year. People can also sing the simple WSD theme song “Till the Whole Sings.“
If you would like to register, Host Registration runs from April 1 through September 30. If you have any questions, send us a message by clicking here.
We look forward to having you join thousands around the world in singing together on World Singing Day and celebrating our common humanity.
World Singing Day is a global sing-along held annually on the 3rd Saturday in October.
Be a part of something big by donating to World Singing Day. This event is completely free to all. Now in its 9th year, many people worldwide give months of their time and expertise to prepare and coordinate this global event. Help us reach more people in more cities and countries and continue the WSD mission by donating here.