We Are the Voice

In 2002, Niamh Clune wrote the song, We Are the Voice, for the Earth Summit in Johannesburg. Niamh and her daughter, Aleisha Shimizu, performed the song at the opening concert. In March 2019, Niamh, along with team-mates, Aleisha and Ali Trott brought together six local schools from Surrey to re-record the song and launch it as an anthem to Mother Earth.

The We Are the Voice environmental children's choir was born!

Our Vision

Giving children an environmental platform:

Raising voices about our fragile world. 

Singing for the future.

Singing for our beautiful Earth.

Singing for the trees, oceans and seas.

Singing for the species with whom we share our marvellous world.

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Lyrics

We Are the Voice

 

Who will speak for the trees?

Who will speak for the rivers overflowing boundaries?

Who will speak for the ice?

Who will speak for the ever-rising waters of the tides?

Who will speak for the air?

Who will speak for the air and all the poisons that we breathe?

Who will speak for the seas?

Who will speak for the oceans that are drowning in our greed?

 

CHORUS

We are the voice,

The voice of hope,

The voice of reason

Guardians of the earth,

It’s in our hands,

The children’s future.

 

Who will speak for the waste?

Who will speak for the wasting of our opportunity?

Who will speak for the fires?

Who will speak for the fires in which we burn our legacy?

Who will speak for the lives?

Who will speak for the species that are soon to fade away?

Who will speak for the child?

Who will speak for the future of the child that has no say?

 

CHORUS

We are the voice,

The voice of hope,

The voice of reason

Guardians of the earth,

It’s in our hands,

The children’s future.

 

 

To hear the song in its entirety,

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HERE to listen on Spotify,

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School Project

This year Britain is hosting COP26, the next UN climate change conference. COP stands for Conference of the Parties, and the summit will be attended by all the countries that signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) – a treaty that came into force in 1994. It's a big deal and really important for the future of our planet. We want to do our little bit to make sure that children's voices are heard at this summit. 

 

Many children feel powerless in the knowledge that their futures are threatened by Climate Change and Plastic Pollution. We want to make our small contribution to awareness-raising and hope-giving by singing for the climate, winning-over hearts and minds and getting our children’s voices heard by world leaders.


We are inviting schools to join us via a pre-recorded video to sing along with our song, We Are the Voice. We need your school choir or year-group or individual class to sing the song, video the children singing it, and send it in to us info@wearethevoice.org.uk Closing dateSeptember 15th.

 

The song can be sung informally in a classroom, or out in the playground as a year group or wherever is deemed to be Covid safe. The idea is to show as many children as possible singing their message to world leaders. The track is already pre-recorded so sound isn’t an issue What matters is the children’s enthusiasm!

 

Please find the link to the song below. This can be used as the backing track that children sing along to. The video collage of schools will be used as a backdrop to live performance for the COP26 event and future projects. Videos should be sent in high resolution as any type of MOV file, so the video can also be done on your phones if you don’t have a video camera.

To hear the song in its entirety,

Control click HERE to listen on YouTube,

HERE to listen on Spotify,

HERE to download on ITunes