Footsteps Festival 2021

Step Into Singing Block Two

Step Into Singing is a series of online singing workshops run by Opera North in collaboration with the Footsteps Festival 2021 – designed especially for people living with persistent pain.
The next block starts Tuesday 22nd June at 12.00 BST
“The warm up exercises definitely enhance the benefits and last time I was aware that my pain levels significantly reduced about half an hour into the session.”

Developed in consultation with people with lived experience of persistent pain and specialist clinicians, Step Into Singing sessions intend to help you live well despite pain and discover the fun and freedom that singing can bring.  You’ll learn breathing techniques, mindfulness, vocal exercises and songs from a wide range of genres – all carefully crafted to support wellbeing and give you a healthy dose of joy!

Led by opera singer, Marie Claire BreenStep Into Singing will be a warm and welcoming place for everyone, whether you already love to sing or never utter a note. Taking place in the comfort and privacy of your own home, all you need to join is an online device (smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer) and the willingness to give it a go. You might be surprised by what you can achieve under Marie Claire’s expert, friendly guidance.

The next block of free weekly sessions will begin on Tuesday 22nd June. To sign up simply click the Book Now button which will take you to the Opera North website so follow the steps to create an Opera North account and book your FREE place.

All resources needed will be provided online during the sessions. If you have any questions at all please contact


The next sessions will be on Zoom at 12.00pm BST on these dates:

Tuesday 22nd June
Tuesday 29th June
Tuesday 6th July
Tuesday 13th July

Tuesday 7th September
Tuesday 14th September
Tuesday 21st September
Tuesday 28th September


Please press this button to go to the Opera North website to sign up!


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