Welcome from The Singing Elf
Hi, I’m Rebecca McGarvie and I’m The Singing Elf!
I’m a vocal tutor and event manager based near Durham in north east England. I run group singing workshops, courses and events for adults. I'm also the event organiser for Durham Big Sing.
I specialise in working with complete beginners; people who love to sing but aren't sure if they can! My upbeat sessions can’t help but put a smile on your face and will leave you uplifted and energised. You can hire me to work with your group, attend one of my one-off events or sing regularly with my community choir Unity.
Durham Big Sing 2019 was a brand new event bringing together hundreds of singers from across the North East for one BIG day of singing!
With places for 500 singers of all abilities, the day featured four massed singing workshops led by two of the region’s top vocal leaders, along with performances by choirs from across the region. Our experienced workshop leaders Sharon Durant and Simon Davies-Fidler taught uplifting pieces from scratch to create one BIG choir which raised the roof of the Gala’s main auditorium! Between the workshops, choirs shared their passion for group singing with inspiring performances on Gala’s indoor stage. At lunchtime we filled the City with song, with choirs busking in the Market Place and other outdoor locations near the Gala Theatre.
Sing your heart out, engage your mind, fire up your body and fill your soul at this BIG singing day.