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

Not been on one of Chris's singing before? You might like to check out some frequently asked questions.

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

Forthcoming Weekends

  • Singing Weekends July to December 2020

    I will be announcing all my singing weekends from July to December 2020 in my next newsletter which goes out in early February 2020. They will go on sale on the website at the same time. Including Lake District in July, Harmony retreat level 3 (experienced singers) in July, Sidmouth in September, Derbyshire in October and Harmony retreat level 1 (small group challenge) in December. Make sure you're signed up to my mailing list to get your own copy.
  • Harmony singing retreat LEVEL 2 – one voice to a part

    Buckden, Cambridgeshire, 27-29 March 2020
    For those who have tried singing one voice to a part and want to hone their small group harmony singing skills. Work as a small ensemble over a whole weekend. Limited to 16 singers. SOLD OUT
  • Songs from the Pacific islands

    Felden Lodge, near Hemel Hempstead, 17-19 April 2020
    Learn gorgeous harmony songs from a range of traditional Pacific cultures. Songs from New Zealand, Cook Islands, Tonga, Hawaii, and more. A weekend of singing not far from London with lovely country walks nearby.
  • Sing Africa!

    Holiday Inn, near Peterborough, 12-14 June 2020
    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. SOLD OUT

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.