DATE: Saturday 7th December
TIME: 10am – 1pm (registration from 9.30am)
VENUE: Ushaw College, Durham, DH7 7DW
COST: £7 (including cuppa & cake)
Open to Adults & Accompanied Young People 12+
What better way to sing in the festive season than with The Singing Elf?
Join The Singing Elf & friends for a relaxed morning of singing music from our favourite festive films in the super Christmassy surroundings of Ushaw. All levels of experience welcome, from seasoned carollers to beginners along with accompanied young people aged 12+
Make a day of it!
Ushaw invites you to 'Light Up Your Christmas' with a jam packed festive programme. Wander the building to enjoy the 'Christmas Tree Festival', featuring over 100 trees, view the 'Inside-Out' light installation, illuminating 24 windows and neon sculptures, purchase a hand-made gift from local creative artisans and indulge in delicious festive treats from the Divines Tearoom in the Refectory. Check out Ushaw's full programme here
Vocal tutor Rebecca McGarvie will lead a relaxed singing workshop featuring music from favourite festive movies, ending with an informal performance in the Refectory. All levels of experience welcome, from seasoned carollers to beginners. Christmas jumpers welcomed!
Songs will include the much loved 'Walking in the Air' from The Snowman, 'Carol of the Bells' from Home Alone and of course, the must loved 'White Christmas'. Registration opens at 9.30am and our singing will start at 10am with a cuppa & cake provided during our late morning break. Our session will end with an informal performance in Ushaw's magnificent Refectory. Christmas jumpers & festive cheer are welcomed!
Ushaw is a hidden treasure in the heart of County Durham, with a trove of stunning rooms, chapels and grounds to discover. The estate, which was formerly a college, opened its doors to the public in 2014 and is now a large cultural and heritage attraction which is fully accessible and open to all. Featuring programmes of music, exhibitions and tours along with sumptuous tea rooms, Ushaw is a jewel in Durham’s crown, just waiting to be explored.
Love the idea but still unsure? Don’t worry, Rebecca specialises in sessions for complete beginners, her friendly, relaxed approach will quickly put you at ease and you’ll be singing & laughing before you know it. Check out the website or Facebook to find out more about The Singing Elf.