Durham Big Sing - a festival of community singing | Fri 8th - Sun 17th May 2020 | POSTPONED UNTIL 2021

Durham Big Sing: Festival of Voices - Postponed

Durham Big Sing - Festival of Voices at Durham Cathedral, The Singing Elf

Aiming to bring together 500 voices in a 'big sing' open to all!
We are excited to announce Durham Cathedral as the spectacular venue for our opening weekend headline event on the evening of Saturday 9th May! Festival of Voices provides a rare opportunity to sing with hundreds of voices in this magnificent World Heritage Site. You don't need to prepare anything in advance, just come along to learn the songs on the night, listen to performances by our Festival Singers and be part of something amazing! 

Festival of Voices 
Saturday 9th May 2020
Time: 7pm - 9.30pm
Venue: Durham Cathedral, Durham City
Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3EH

Open to: All abilities
Adults (16+) & accompanied young people aged 10 - 16
Cost: Adult £12 | Young People £10
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Accessibility: Fully accessible
Durham Big Sing strives to include everyone and aims to break down barriers to taking part. Our inclusive, non-competitive events offer additional support to those with a wide range of accessibility needs, including those with limited mobility or those requiring seating at both indoor & outdoor locations.

Who can take part?
Durham Big Sing welcomes singers of all abilities & musical genres. You don't need any previous experience as the mix of voices is one of the magical aspects of the festival; with beginners singing alongside more confident voices. The Festival of Voices is aimed at adults aged 16+, however, accompanied young people aged 10+ can also attend.

Durham Big Sing, Gala Theatre, The Singing Elf
Simon Davies-Fidler, Durham Big Sing 2019 at Gala Theatre, The Singing Elf
Simon Davies-Fidler, Durham Big Sing 2019

What will we sing?
Back by popular demand, Simon Davies-Fidler will teach feel-good songs from scratch, joining 500 voices together in one 'big sing', raising the roof of the Cathedral! Simon is a highly acclaimed vocal leader, conductor and choral director. He is a passionate advocate of singing for all and has delivered workshops for thousands of singers all over the UK and Europe.

Simon is the founder and Music Director of the award-winning chamber choir Voices of Hope who won the National Choir of the Year competition in 2016, singing at Sage Gateshead, Birmingham Symphony Hall and Cardiff Millennium Centre along the way.  In 2017 Voices of Hope went on to compete as finalists in Europe’s choir of the year competition - Let The Peoples Sing in Helsinki.

Durham Big Sing - a festival of community singing | Friday 8th - Sunday 17th May 2020



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