Singing workshops

Whole or half days of singing together

Chris in action

"Thank you so much for all the fun. It's so rare to find teachers who can really make you want to learn, but also do it with playfulness."

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

If you're looking for residential singing weekends, you can find them on the singing weekends page.

Click here to read the latest on what's happening with my singing groups during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Forthcoming workshops

  • Harmony singing day

    Kenilworth, Saturday 30 May 2020
    Chris's annual visit to Warwickshire for a fun-filled day of songs from around the world, all in glorious unaccompanied harmony.
    CANCELLED
  • Come and sing!

    Hartest, Saturday 6 June 2020
    A relaxed, informal, rewarding afternoon of singing with like-minded souls. Liberally laced with humour!
    CANCELLED
  • Sing Out Saturdays in Hadleigh

    Hadleigh, Suffolk, Saturday 20 June 2020
    Sing Out Saturdays are for everyone who loves to sing. Enter a stress-free zone and make some beautiful music with like-minded souls.
    CANCELLED
  • Sing Out Saturdays in Wivenhoe

    Wivenhoe, Essex, Saturday 20 June 2020
    Sing Out Saturdays are for everyone who loves to sing. Enter a stress-free zone and make some beautiful music with like-minded souls.
    CANCELLED
  • Traditional songs from around the world

    Dartford, Kent, Saturday 11 July 2020
    Delight in learning harmony songs from folk traditions across the globe. No experience needed.
    CANCELLED
  • All aboard the gospel train!

    Hursley, near Winchester, Saturday 26 September 2020
    A fabulous day of gospel singing for people of all faiths and none. No experience needed – just a love of singing!
    CANCELLED
  • Harmony singing day!

    London, Islington, Saturday 10 October 2020
    A fun-filled day of harmony singing taught in Chris's unique style: lashings of humour, oodles of fun and a firm, but gentle hand on the steering wheel. Booking opens in June 2020.
  • Sing folk songs from the British Isles

    Cambridge, Saturday 7 November 2020
    Learn folk songs from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland all arranged for voice only. No experience needed – just a love of singing! Booking opens later in the year.

What happens at a singing workshop?

A one-day singing workshop is typically six hours long with an hour's break for lunch. Half day workshops are usually 2½ hours long. There will be tea/coffee breaks and usually a shared lunch for a full day's workshop.

Workshops always begin with some physical and vocal exercises to prepare for singing. We start with a mix of gentle shaking and stretching of both voice and body to prepare us for singing. There will also be some vocal development. This will help you to sing without effort and will help to extend your singing abilities.

We'll then begin with a simple round or chant. Next, we'll move onto songs which have three or more separate harmony parts. At the end of a workshop, we'll go over all the songs we've learnt. Chris then records the group singing them so you can hear how good you sound!