Welcome from The Singing Elf

Hi, I’m Rebecca McGarvie, Director of The Singing Elf Social Enterprise! 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 - Rebecca McGarvie

What's On

Visit our What's On page to find out about up coming sessions that you can come along to. Events are announced as soon as full details are confirmed. You can also join our Mailing List and keep up to date via Facebook.

Sing the Shows is almost sold out!

Find out more about our Winter Warmers

Find out more about  Sing the Spaces


Sing away the winter blues with Unity Choir on Tuesdays 7-9pm in Hetton until 11th Feb. Drop in as a one-off just to visit or come along to find out about joining our choir. Find out more here


Find out more about  Pop & Prosecco

Durham Big Sing Festival 2020 
A celebration of community singing with 2,020 voices!
Friday 8th - Sunday 17th May 2020
Organised by The Singing Elf

Durham Big Sing celebrates community singing its widest form, aiming to bring together 2,020 singers from throughout the North East. The 10-day festival will take place in venues across Durham City between Friday 8th May to Sunday 17th May 2020. Durham Big Sing will welcome adult singers of all abilities with a varied programme of workshops and performances for both individuals and choirs. Find out more here

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The Singing Elf Ltd, Trading as The Singing Elf Social Enterprise, Company No. 12246373.

Registered Office: The Old Rectory, The Broadway, Houghton-le-Spring, DH4 4BB, United Kingdom