The Clerks is committed to educational outreach work, with each new project carrying with it a significant educational element.
Recent projects have benefitted from the generous support of Barclays Wealth, The Wingate Foundation and The Golsoncott Foundation.
Tales from Babel: Musical Adventures in the Science of Hearing
The Clerks' latest project, supported by Wellcome Trust, entails schools visits as well as public performances.
Suitable for sixth-form students in both science and music, sessions will address the science of hearing from a neurological and psychological perspective, how music challenges our listening abilities, and how one might develop tests to investigate these issues.
Sessions will be delivered by members of The Clerks and a science specialist from Cambridge University.
Launched in 2010, Classroom Polyphony is a rolling programme of participatory singing sessions, aimed at Primary and younger Secondary school children, which gives the opportunity to participate in a capella, polyphonic works.
Initiated in association with Faber Music and the Sing Up project, the Clerks has continued to offer workshops to schools, in Cambridgeshire, Camden, Tower Hamlets and elsewhere.
Works developed through this process include two published by Sing Up in 2010, under the title Sing a New Song.
If you are interested in sessions with The Clerks, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.