American harmony singing traditions

Learn songs from a wide range of American harmony traditions in this luxury venue in the Nene Valley.

Ferry Meadows, Nene Valley

"The choice of songs was perfect and they way they eventually came together after some dodgy unconfident starts is pretty magical! It's also excellent to meet new people – the singing creates a real connection, so even if it can feel daunting to come on a weekend not knowing many people, it's actually pretty easy and safe." Sing Africa, Derbyshire, October 2018

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Friday 14 June 2019 5pm to Sunday 16 June 2019 2pm
Holiday Inn, Peterborough West
Thorpe Wood
Peterborough PE3 6SG

Cost: £210 (shared twin/ double), £230 (single occupancy) PER PERSON
if booked and paid for by 15 March 2019, otherwise £20 per person more

SOLD OUT FOR WOMEN'S VOICES — there are a few places left for men. Contact Chris for booking form.

Holiday Inn, Peterborough West A weekend of glorious harmony singing, fun and laughter. No experience needed – just a love of singing! Peterborough West Holiday Inn is set in pretty landscaped gardens, 2.5 miles from the city centre and close to the A1. The hotel is opposite Nene Park, a country park stretching six miles along the River Nene.

Holiday Inn bedroom All bedrooms are twin or double en-suite and all furnished to a very high standard. The weekend includes all meals, tuition and tea/ coffee breaks. Across the road are plenty of scenic and pleasant walks by the Nene river. Guests will also have free use of the hotel leisure facilities: swimming pool, sauna and steam room.

Holiday Inn swimming pool A fabulous weekend of singing from a wide range of American harmony traditions: shape note, gospel, Appalachian folk, 1960s folk revival, country & western, glee clubs, work songs and more!

Ferry Meadows Country Park
Singing sessions will begin with warm-ups and simple songs. This will lead into songs in several parts that offer the rewarding challenges. There will also be opportunities on Saturday afternoon to explore the local area and relax.

Holiday Inn dining room Chris has carefully chosen the songs which are all arranged for voices only. He teaches everything by ear so there is no need to read music.

Chris will make a recording of the workshop available free afterwards. This will remind you of the weekend and impress you with the sound we create together!

Feedback from 2017's weekend at Peterborough Holiday Inn:

"Thank you so much for a wonderful weekend of music and the opportunity to meet so many lovely people. I thought your arrangements were excellent and I loved the challenges and what we achieved. Feeling simultaneously exhausted and energised!"

"What a good weekend that was and so thrilling to hear the songs played back. Thanks again Chris for making these things possible. Three years ago I wouldn't have dreamed I could be part of something like that. I so love to sing, even though they're not always the right notes, and the way you work suits me perfectly. Already looking forward to another weekend."

"What a wonderful weekend. It was so lovely to learn new songs and hear the harmonies produced. Lovely people too. Will be looking out for more weekends Thank you so much for all the hard work you must have put in to prepare and the fun way you delivered it all."

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