"I have just returned from your Beach Boys weekend and feeling absolutely great. It is the first time I have done something like this and can't believe how much I have enjoyed it. I wish I could bottle the pure enjoyment that we all felt. Thank you for all the effort and encouragement you gave us all particularly for that feel good factor that was with us the whole weekend." Beach Boys weekend, Farncombe
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Friday 3 May 2019 5pm to Sunday 5 May 2019 2pm
Dean Valley Manor (formerly Lindors Country House Hotel)
Lydney GL15 6RB
Wye Valley, Gloucestershire
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Cost: £260 (superior twin/double) PER PERSON
ALL SINGLE ROOMS HAVE GONE – ONLY TWO TWINS/DOUBLES LEFT
You will need some harmony singing experience for this weekend.
Pop song workshops are not for complete beginners!
Dean Valley Manor is a charming country house hotel built in the 1850s and set in nine acres of wooded gardens on the Welsh-English border. Sitting above the valley of the River Wye, the hotel offers exquisite gardens with waterfalls and pools.
All rooms include en-suite bathrooms, CD players, and tea/coffee making facilities. Superior rooms have garden views. There is stair access only. The weekend includes all meals, tuition and tea/ coffee breaks.
The Beach Boys are perhaps the most influential of all modern vocal harmony groups. Learn a range of different Beach Boys songs, all arranged especially for voice only. There will also be opportunities to explore the local area and relax.
The Beach Boys had a career that spanned some four decades. With a legacy of Top 10 hits that stretches from Surfin' U.S.A. (1963) all the way to Kokomo (1988). This weekend is an opportunity to learn a range of different Beach Boys songs.
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.
Some harmony singing experience will be useful. Pop song workshops are not for complete beginners!
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!Book online now
Comments from 2018's singing weekend at Dean Valley Manor:
"I just had to write to tell you how absolutely brilliant this last weekend was. The people were nice. All the music was terrific and the fast track pieces you chose for Saturday night were just right; we were energised even though we were all tired. No one voice part had a huge amount of difficulty with their songs which meant we weren't having to hang around for long. And it was good to see that you seemed to enjoy it too!"
"We are still buzzing after the wonderful weekend in the Wye Valley. I have to say that the singing was really special, there was a beautiful energy throughout the weekend and we are still singing the songs at every opportunity – in the car, supermarket, you name it!! You certainly have a talent for bringing the best out of people."
"Thank you so much Chris! The recordings sounded quite amazing and it's lovely to have a reminder of how brilliant we all are!! What a fabulous weekend, I loved all the songs, your amazingly connective teaching and the enthusiasm running through everyone."