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.

Click here to read the latest (January 2022) Covid policy for Chris's residential singing weekends.

Forthcoming Weekends

  • Classicappella

    Brathay Hall, Ambleside, Lake District, 22-24 July 2022
    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.

    SOLD OUT
    contact Chris to go on waiting list.
  • Harmony singing for all

    Lox Lane Farm, Dorset, 16-18 September 2022
    A fun weekend of fabulous harmony singing in the heart of the North Dorset countryside. Learn songs from across the globe all arranged for voice only.

    SOLD OUT
    contact Chris to go on waiting list.
  • American harmony singing traditions

    Cliff College, Peak District, Derbyshire, 14-16 October 2022
    Learn songs from a wide range of American harmony traditions in the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District.

    SOLD OUT except for a few places for BASS/ BARITONE VOICES.
    contact Chris for booking form.

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.