"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 6 September 2019 5pm to Sunday 8 September 2019 2pm
Sidmouth EX10 8UJ
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Cost: £210 (superior twin/double) | £195 (standard twin/double) | £210 (single occupancy) | £125 (non-residential) PER PERSON
if booked and paid for by 7 June 2019, otherwise £20 per person more
A weekend of glorious harmony singing, fun and laughter. No experience needed – just a love of singing! Sidholme Hotel is an elegant Georgian mansion set within nine acres of beautiful grounds, 10 minutes' walk from Sidmouth's centre. With a 20 metre pool, it also boasts a grand music room with chandeliers and a Gothic organ. Free parking is available, and Peak Hill, with its stunning views over the town, is just a 5-minute drive away.
With lovely garden views, the bright and warmly furnished bedrooms in the main building each include free Fairtrade tea and coffee, and a private bathroom with a hairdryer. Rooms in the main building also have a flat-screen TV.
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.
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."