Sing Out Your Song!
Online Every Monday (Except Bank Holidays) 10.30-11.30am
Indoors Every Thursday 7-9pm at Northgate Church Hall
Outdoors Every Sunday 10.30am-12pm in Water Tower Gardens (sometimes elsewhere)
These are the core sessions of the group, sharing a wide range of songs from around the world and various genres. There is a real mix of short and longer songs, simple and more challenging songs, just for fun and profoundly beautiful songs. We often sing songs about the natural world and sometimes songs that reflect current affairs. There are online, indoor and outdoor options to suit all needs.
Indoor sessions currently take place at Northgate Church Hall. This is a spacious room with a high ceiling and plenty of room for distancing if need be. We do have a short break in the middle of the session but are currently asking that people bring their own refreshments.
“Singing with Ella is a highlight in my week. Spending time singing beautiful harmonies with a bunch of lovely people always improves my mood and my day.
Singing together whether inside, outside or on zoom has been an absolute lifesaver through the craziness of the last couple of years. I don’t know how I’d have coped without it.”
Singing outdoors was a necessity during the pandemic. Initially it felt strange and like something we would have to endure until we could return to 'normal'. But we have come to appreciate being closer to the changing seasons and especially hearing the birds singing along around us. This is us in Water Tower Gardens, where most of our Sunday morning sessions take place.
Singing on zoom was also a new thing in the pandemic, as for so many activities and some of us really enjoyed this format and wanted to continue. Its a great way to start the week, singing in the comfort of your own home! Most regulars are local but we also welcome singers from elsewhere in the country...and the world. Get in touch for payment and access details.
“During this past year Ella has led some of us singing via zoom each week. This is something myself and my husband have looked forward to, and it has provided a reliable source of joy and healing throughout the pandemic. I know Ella also leads brilliant live sessions (we have been to one or two, but don’t live locally). We have felt supported and loved not just by Ella but also fellow singers and I regard them as my singing family. We have both felt uplifted after these zoom sessions, and there’s even time for a quick chat and catch-up too. Highly recommended.”
Joanie (and Jonathan)
This song is Famba Naye, a farewell song in Shona from Zimbabwe. The English lyrics were added by Nick Prater