Choirs and workshops
for adults with learning difficulties
Sing from home with Mavis, Joanna, Josh & Jo!
Click on the video to play. This set of songs includes:
- Christmas Time is Here
- When a Child is Born
- Mary Had a Little Baby
- A Christmas Tree
- Never a Baby Like Jesus
- Merry Christmas / Happy New Year
All these videos have been made possible by grants from Aspire.
For credits and permissions of individual songs, please see the descriptions on the videos by clicking on the YouTube logo.
Our YAM [YAMSEN Adult Music] groups would normally meet weekly on Friday mornings during the academic year. We swap fortnightly between singing and workshop mornings.
On singing mornings the Off By Heart choir rehearses for performances whilst the All Together group have a sing-along that includes actions and props. Both rehearse together at the end of the morning. Off By Heart perform at various concerts and festivals throughout the year.
Workshop mornings can include guests concerts, playing instruments, talent shows, arts and crafts. Our songs and workshops are chosen with input from our customers.
- We meet on Friday mornings 10:30-12:00 during academic term time
- at West Park United Reformed Church, Spen Lane, Leeds LS16.
- Each session costs £3.00 per customer. Carers/staff do not pay.
For more information, to register or to try a taster session when we are back again, please contact one of our leaders.
Join the YAM team for fortnightly sings beginning on Friday 22nd of January at 10:30.
- All online sings will be on Fridays at 10:30. Dates so far are 22nd January, 5th and 19th February, and 5th and 19th March.
- There will be songs to sing along and move to, solo spots and listening games.
- The event is on Zoom. It's a private group for our Friday morning folks, so please contact the leaders to get a link.
The YAM team are also sending out activity packs to customers in mid-January. These include CDs to sing to, words, activity sheets, props and our most up-to-date information.
You can contact us by email (below), or through the YAMSEN facebook page or YAMSEN twitter account. You can also contact Joanna on WhatsApp or messenger. We appreciate what families or carers can do to help us and our customers to stay connected, so a big thank you!
Sue Siddall, firstname.lastname@example.org, 0113 275 8991
Mavis West, email@example.com, 0113 268 3302
Joanna Winster, firstname.lastname@example.org, 07757 803439
Please note: YAM sessions are suspended for the moment, and we will let customers know when we are ready to come back. Please do not go to choirs or workshops at the West Park UR church until you hear from us. If you have any questions please contact choir leaders.