Sing

Sing has been a central part of the school's educational program since its founding in 1935. The Sing Book is a diverse compilation of songs ranging from madrigals to sacred choruses to sea shanties, full of folk tunes from around the world and songs of social protest. The Sing repertoire has grown and evolved over the decades with the input from the Putney community. Alumni Sings, held around the country, provide an opportunity for Putney alumni and friends to reconnect over song.

 

There is so much to say about Sing: we have used it to welcome guests from other cultures; it has been an opportunity for international members of our community to introduce their own cultures through song. Sing has fostered debate about secularism, religion and spirituality, and about what it means to be a progressive school.

The purpose of Sing, today as in the past, is to bring us the joy of music and a life-long bond with our voices and with each other. By extension, we join with peoples all over the world who have used their voices, often as their only weapon against injustice and hardship, to empower themselves and celebrate their common humanity.

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