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

  • Sacred songs to soothe the soul

    Brathay Hall, Lake District, 26-28 July 2019
    Lift your spirits with a feast of gorgeous harmonies. Learn songs from a range of spiritual traditions spanning the globe, all in a wonderful Lake District setting. SOLD OUT
  • Harmony singing for all

    Sidmouth, Devon, 6-8 September 2019
    A fun weekend of fabulous harmony singing by the seaside in Devon. Learn songs from across the globe all arranged for voice only. SOLD OUT
  • Songs on the Eastern wind

    Willersley Castle, Derbyshire, 20-22 September 2019
    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. SOLD OUT
  • Harmony singing for experienced singers

    Buckden, Cambridgeshire, 1-3 November 2019
    Work as a small ensemble over a whole weekend with one voice to each part. A chance to hold a part on your own with like-minded singers. Limited to 16 experienced harmony singers. 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.