Sing the season

Warm up your vocal chords as Britain’s biggest charity singalong makes a comeback.

by Pru Allison, 10th November 2021

Warm up your vocal chords as Britain’s biggest charity singalong makes a comeback.

It’s time to tune up for Christmas, because Doorstep Carols are returning on 15th December from six until seven in the evening.

This is a singalong that spans the whole of Britain with the support of BBC local radio, Sir Tim Rice, and charities, hospitals, cathedrals and choirs across the country. The organisers are anticipating a turnout of more than 250,000 carollers this year, and hope to break the world record for massed carol singing in multiple locations.

This merry new Christmas tradition began last year as a way of spreading some festive cheer through the pandemic and this year the event aims to promote the social and psychological benefits of singing together once again. Events are happening throughout the land, but in Shrewsbury there’ll be a town square celebration hosted by BBC Radio Shropshire, linking with The Market Hall, shopping centres and resounding through the streets of Shropshire and beyond.

“This Christmas, we hope to see more of a street party festival atmosphere,” says co-organiser Beth Heath. “With neighbours able to celebrate and sing together.” 

So stock up on mulled wine and practice your scales in readiness for an evening of Christmas cheer that’ll spread throughout the region.

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