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.

Click here to read the latest (January 2023) Covid policy for Chris's residential singing weekends.

Forthcoming Weekends

  • Beatles acappella

    Felden Lodge, near Hemel Hempstead, 21-23 April 2023
    A fabulous singing weekend for Beatles lovers. Learn fun harmony arrangements of well-loved songs by the Fab Four, not far from London with lovely country walks nearby.
    SOLD OUTcontact Chris to go on waiting list.
  • Harmony singing for all

    Telford, 19-21 May 2023 NEW WEEKEND!
    A fun weekend of fabulous harmony singing in a luxury venue in a country park in Telford. Learn songs from across the globe all arranged for voice only.
  • Sacred songs to soothe the soul

    Peterborough, 16-18 June 2023
    Lift your spirits with a feast of gorgeous harmonies. Learn songs from a range of spiritual traditions spanning the globe in this luxury venue in the Nene Valley.
    SOLD OUTcontact Chris to go on waiting list.
  • Songs on the Eastern wind

    Ambleside, Lake District, 21-23 July 2023
    Learn songs from different Eastern European cultures and traditions. A fantastic opportunity to discover songs from harmony singing traditions that go back almost a thousand years, all in a wonderful Lake District setting.
  • All aboard the gospel train

    Salisbury, 8-10 September 2023 NEW VENUE!
    A fabulous weekend of gospel singing for people of all faiths and none in the heart of the medieval cathedral city of Salisbury.
    SOLD OUTcontact Chris to go on waiting list.
  • Sing folk songs from the British Isles

    Cliff College, Peak District, Derbyshire, 13-15 October 2023
    Learn folk songs from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland all arranged for voice only. A weekend of singing in the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District.
    SOLD OUTcontact Chris to go on waiting list.

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.