"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.
Click here to read the latest on what's happening with my singing groups during the COVID-19 pandemic.
New weekend dates for 2021
I have bookings confirmed at several venues for next year. Because of the pandemic, I won't be putting any weekends on sale until about one month beforehand.
The situation is so volatile at the moment that I will probably end up cancelling most of these weekends. Some of the venues may even be closing down!
If any of the weekends take your fancy, be sure to make a note of the dates. (I'm sure you have plenty of blank pages in your 2021 diary!!) Keep an eye on the website for the latest news.
Learn songs from across the African continent in this luxury venue (with spa!) in the Nene Valley. An opportunity to sing and move to infectious African rhythms.
CANCELLED 2022 DATES: 10-12 June
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
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.