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Friday 2 November 2018 5pm to Sunday 4 November 2018 2pm
The Claret Centre, Buckden Towers
St. Neots PE19 5TA
Cost: £150 (shared twin)/ £200 (single) PER PERSON
if booked and paid for by 3 August 2018, otherwise £20 per person more
2019's Harmony singing for experienced singers will take place in Buckden on 1 – 3 November. Booking opens in January 2019.
To be eligible for this weekend, you must be able to hold a harmony part on your own and have done so regularly in the past.
Take your singing to the next level by working as a small ensemble over a whole weekend. Unlike Better harmony singing: the small group challenge, there will be less emphasis on vocal training and more on singing together with one voice to a part.
This weekend course is limited to a maximum of 16 singers. You must have extensive harmony singing experience and have sung with just one voice on each harmony part. You also need to be flexible vocally and be able to pick up new songs quickly.
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!
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 2017's Better harmony singing weekend:
"I loved the singing of course: great songs, technical work and listening to each other. It was a lovely quiet venue and a nice group of people. The free time on the Saturday afternoon and socialising in the lounge upstairs in the evening made for a good balance."
"I like that we spent long enough learning some challenging material so that we could sing it well enough and get the sense of satisfaction. It was also good to learn vocal techniques in the context of actual songs."
"I liked the way everyone concentrates and personalities do not matter, only the singing. Critical comments (which are essential) were pitched at exactly the right level."