"I love the African songs as they free you up to not think about the words. The harmonies and rhythms are wonderful. I like the way you teach us – very inclusive and friendly and we manage to achieve lots!" Participant on a previous African singing weekend
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Friday 12 June 2020 5pm to Sunday 14 June 2020 2pm
Holiday Inn, Peterborough West
Peterborough PE3 6SG
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Cost: £215 (shared twin/ double) | £235 (single) | £135 (non-resident) PER PERSON
if booked and paid for by 6 March 2020, otherwise £20 per person more
Contact Chris if you want to go on the waiting list in case of cancellations.
A weekend of glorious harmony singing, fun and laughter. No experience needed – just a love of singing! Peterborough West Holiday Inn is set in pretty landscaped gardens, 2.5 miles from the city centre and close to the A1. The hotel is opposite Nene Park, a country park stretching six miles along the River Nene.
All bedrooms are twin or double en-suite and all furnished to a very high standard. The weekend includes all meals, tuition and tea/ coffee breaks. Across the road are plenty of scenic and pleasant walks by the Nene river. Guests will also have free use of the hotel leisure facilities: swimming pool, sauna and steam room.
Join Chris to sing and move to infectious African rhythms in a safe and friendly environment. As the old proverb from Zimbabwe says: "If you can walk then you can dance; if you can talk then you can sing". Full-bodied harmonies from South Africa; overlapping rhythms from West Africa; gentle lullabies from East Africa; exotic melodies from North Africa; haunting cries from Central Africa.
Singing sessions will begin with warm-ups and simple songs. This will lead into songs in several parts that offer the rewarding challenges. There will also be opportunities on Saturday afternoon to explore the local area and relax.
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.
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!
Feedback from 2019's weekend at Peterborough Holiday Inn:
"Thanks again for a great weekend. I know I am useless at saying anything different about your workshops but I am today: it's the word JOY! I don't care what we sing but I always feel Joy when I come to your workshops."
"The three of us are still glowing from the stupendous Peterborough Weekend – it was one of the best mixtures of songs, people, food and venues we've ever had. Many, many thanks for an especially uplifting experience."
"It was a wonderful weekend – probably my favourite of all I have done so far! Thank you for all your hard work."
"What an amazing sound you got us to create ... you're a very talented and wonderful person. I did love participating and will certainly join you again when possible."