Residential singing weekends

Spend a whole weekend singing with like-minded people

Skelwith Bridge,Lake District

"I have never met anyone who has Chris's ability through humour and perseverance to teach so many varied and challenging songs in a weekend. His energy is tangible and is maintained throughout the weekend. The atmosphere when the harmonies come together is electric and what I call a 'golden moment'. This is why I keep booking!" Sing Africa, Derbyshire, October 2018

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If you're looking for one-day and half-day workshops, you can find them on the singing workshops page.

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Forthcoming Weekends

  • Future weekend dates

    As I feared, all my singing weekends for 2021 have now been cancelled.

    I have bookings confirmed at several venues for 2022. I will be announcing dates for the first half of 2022 in my September newsletter. Make sure you're signed up!

  • Classicappella

    Ambleside, Lake District, 30 July-1 August 2021
    Learn Western Classical pieces arranged especially for voices only. Not choral works, but pieces adapted for a cappella. All in a wonderful Lake District setting at the head of Lake Windermere.
    CANCELLED 2022 DATES: 22-24 July
  • Harmony singing retreat LEVEL 1 – the small group challenge

    Wychcroft House, near Redhill, Surrey, 12-14 November 2021
    For singers who have never sung in a small group, but have always wanted to try. Develop your small group harmony singing skills as you work as a small ensemble. Limited to 16 singers.

What is a residential weekend?

The cost of a residential weekend includes all meals, tea/coffee breaks, and singing tuition. Accommodation is in a mix of single, twin and double rooms. The singles tend to sell out very fast! All rooms are en-suite (except The Claret Centre, Buckden Towers which has shared bathrooms). All venues are fully accessible unless otherwise stated. However, many venues have a limited number of accessible rooms. Please contact Chris if you have any queries.

Weekends start before supper on Friday and end after lunch on Sunday. Singing sessions are in the morning, late afternoon and in the evening after supper. There is two- to three-hour break on Saturday afternoon to give people a chance to explore the local area.