"This has been a really fantastic weekend. All of the songs and exercises we have done have been wonderfully considered and I feel that I have done things I didn't think I would be able to do. A great confidence boost and I will certainly go away and recommend a weekend like this to anyone!" Participant on a previous harmony singing weekend
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Friday 16 September 2022 5pm to Sunday 18 September 2022 2pm
Lox Lane Farm
Shaftesbury SP7 9PU
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Cost: £225 (twin/double/single) | £225 (standard single) | £265 (single occupancy of twin/double) PER PERSON
if booked and paid for by 17 June 2022, otherwise £20 per person more
There are only TWO standard single rooms available, the rest are single occupancy of a twin/double.
Booking opens in late January 2022 when my next newsletter goes out.
A weekend of glorious harmony singing, fun and laughter. No experience needed – just a love of singing! Lox Lane Farm is set within 6 acres of land, amid beautiful surroundings in the heart of the North Dorset countryside, an area of outstanding natural beauty. It is situated close to both Gillingham and Shaftesbury with easy rail and train access, 10 minutes from the A303 and 10 minutes from Gillingham (Dorset) train station. There is plenty of free parking on site.
All rooms are en-suite, with all linen and towels provided and complimentary tea and coffee. There is free wi-fi access throughout the whole complex. Although Lox Lane Farm is a Christian centre, this singing weekend will be secular and all are welcome, regardless of religious beliefs.
The weekend will draw on songs from a wide range of sources from across the globe. The workshop will consist of warm-ups, simple songs that bring instant rewards and also more complex songs in several parts that offer the rewarding challenges. There will also be opportunities to explore the local area and relax. There is a bird hide for the keen wildlife spotters.
All songs have been chosen carefully and arranged especially for voices only. Lose yourself in thrilling rhythmic songs from Africa, rich dark harmonies from Eastern Europe, uplifting African American Gospel and the sweet sounds of the Pacific.
Everything will be taught by ear (no need to read music!). No previous experience needed – just bring yourself and have a go. Whether you've only ever sung in the shower, or you're already in a choir, there will be something here for everyone – all in a fun, friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Feedback from previous harmony singing weekends:
"My first ever residential singing weekend and I have loved every minute! A great boost to the confidence. Thank you so much"
"I wanted to thank you for all the energy and enthusiasm you put into the weekend. I loved the songs and had a wonderful time listening to the harmonies and other voices in the room. You have a clear and skilful way of teaching songs that I very much appreciate, having experienced other leaders who do not give such clear and accurate direction!"
"Fears, goose-bumps, and absolute joy to be singing in a group. You did that, Chris! and for that, thanks."