"What a wonderful weekend with some beautiful people. The way you explained blending, etc. was so clear and informative. I have never learnt so much about all things singing in such a short time." Better harmony singing, April 2018
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Friday 29 March 2019 5pm to Sunday 31 March 2019 2pm
The Claret Centre, Buckden Towers
St. Neots PE19 5TA
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Cost: £150 (shared twin) | £200 (single) PER PERSON
if booked and paid for by 28 December 2018, otherwise £20 per person more
You must be able to hold a harmony part on your own to be eligible for this weekend.
Take your singing to the next level by working as a small ensemble over a whole weekend.
- improve your singing and harmonising skills
- learn to get the best out of your voice
- get feedback on your singing and harmony skills
- relish a challenge and seize the chance to work in a small ensemble
- be prepared to look and listen to yourself carefully
- step up for a full-on weekend of hard, but rewarding work
This weekend course is limited to a maximum of 16 singers. This is so Chris can give more attention to individuals. There will be some training on breathing, voice production, vocal qualities, etc. However, we will do most of the work using harmony songs drawn from a range of traditions across the globe. All songs will be taught by ear so there is no need to be able to read sheet music.
This is your chance to explore your voice in a safe environment with a supportive bunch of like-minded singers. All of whom want to explore and stretch their harmony singing abilities. Serious work, but in a fun style! To get the most out of the weekend you will need experience of harmony singing.
You will need to feel comfortable holding a harmony part entirely on your own. For example, in a three-part harmony song with just two other singers.
The Claret Centre at Buckden Towers is a Victorian house set in a fifteen-acre estate offering seclusion and tranquillity. Gardens and natural features surround a beautiful collection of buildings from diverse historical periods. These include a Tudor knot garden, a lake, woodland walk, pasture and lawns. Buckden itself is a pleasant village which used to be an old coaching stop on the Great North Road.
Accommodation is in twin rooms all with shared bathrooms (no en-suites). We will have the entire main house to ourselves over the weekend. The weekend includes all meals, tuition and tea/ coffee breaks.
Comments from 2018's Better harmony singing weekend:
"Thank you for a great weekend Chris. I think for me it's learning from everyone, seeing people having problems, how you help them overcome them and the resulting improvement."
"I wanted to send a big thank you for an absolutely fab weekend. Lovely people in a lovely venue singing lovely songs and I learnt so much. Can't wait to have another go!"