Sing From Your Seat

Welcome to the Sing From Your Seat website!

This project enables an entirely new user community access to the exciting outputs of the Hills are Alive research project. In addition to taking a bespoke virtual reality (VR) experience to care homes in York to engage directly with the new audience of elderly residents, we will develop creative and innovative engagements with the care home sector whereby they can provide our experience as an activity via new technology workflows that enable free, easy access to the material within their resource and skills requirements.

Click HERE to get the experience!

Associated Publications

J. Rees-Jones, H. Daffern, “The Hills are Alive: Capturing and Presenting an Outdoor Choral Performance for Virtual Reality,” in AES conference on immersive and interactive audio, 2019.

H. Daffern, D. A. Camlin, H. Egermann, A. J. Gully, G. Kearney, C. Neale, and J. Rees-Jones, “Exploring the potential of virtual reality technology to investigate the health and well being benefits of group singing,” International journal of performance arts and digital media, p. 1–22, 2018.

G. Kearney, H. Daffern, L. Thresh, H. Omodudu, C. Armstrong, and J. Brereton, “Design of an interactive virtual reality system for ensemble singing,” in Interactive audio systems symposium, 2016.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this project, please email Helena:

For specific enquiries about the technology and how to get the experience working, please email Tom: