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.

Forthcoming workshops

  • Sing Out Saturdays in Hadleigh

    Hadleigh, Suffolk, Saturday 17 November 2018
    Sing Out Saturdays are for everyone who loves to sing. Enter a stress-free zone and make some beautiful music with like-minded souls.
  • Sing Out Saturdays in Wivenhoe

    Wivenhoe, Essex, Saturday 17 November 2018
    Sing Out Saturdays are for everyone who loves to sing. Enter a stress-free zone and make some beautiful music with like-minded souls.
  • Come and sing!

    Hartest (between Sudbury & Bury St Edmunds), Saturday 1 December 2018
    A relaxed, informal, rewarding afternoon of singing with like-minded souls, liberally laced with humour!
  • Woodbridge Singing Safari

    Woodbridge, six Thursday evenings starting 14 February 2019
    Love to sing? Then come and join our spring Singing Safari to create a singing group from scratch in just six weeks..
  • Acappella spring fest

    Didcot, Sunday 10 March 2019
    A Cappella Spring Fest is an annual event offering a great day of vocal and performance classes relevant to all choral singers combined with a wide range of a cappella experiences.
  • Harmony singing day

    Islington, London, Saturday 11 May 2019
    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.
  • Harmony singing day

    Kenilworth, Saturday 1 June 2019
    Chris's annual visit to Warwickshire for a fun-filled day of songs from around the world, all in glorious unaccompanied harmony.

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!