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.


The Singing Elf

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A celebration of singing with 2,020 voices!
Friday 8th May - Sunday 17th May 2020
Durham City

Following the huge success of our first event at Durham's Gala theatre in May 2019 which brought together 400 singers from across the region in a day of workshops and performances, we are now delighted to announce plans for 2020!  Next year Durham Big Sing is expanding into a 10-day festival and will take place in venues across Durham City between Friday 8th May to Sunday 17th May 2020. The festival will welcome singers of all abilities with a varied programme of workshops and performances for individuals, groups and choirs. The highlight of the opening weekend will be a day of workshops and an evening massed singing event open to individuals on Saturday 9th May. The festival will close with a spectacular finale on Sunday 17th May, bringing together choirs from across the region. The last day will culminate with a massed sing in Durham’s Market Place which we hope will involve 1000 voices!

With an overall theme of well being and places for 2,020 voices, the festival promises the chance to sing your heart out, engage your mind, fire up your body and fill your soul – get the dates in your diary, you won’t want to miss it!

We will shortly be consulting with the singing community of the North East to invite everyone to contribute their ideas for what they'd like to see included in the festival. We know that you are all keen to hear full details and we will publish more information just as soon as we have it.

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