Our 10th Community Choirs Festival

Celebrating 10 years of the Festival.

The day’s singing will be led by the now-familiar team!  Match their names to their photos! Roger Jackson, Bruce Knight,  Emily Marshall and Sarah Westcott.

sorry photos to come

We’ll start with a massed sing, learning four or five songs, of different style and character, and 120 voices will rise in glorious harmony!  After a lunch break – people should bring their own lunch, we’ll provide coffee, tea etc. – there will be one workshop session.  We will be asking people to choose their workshop on the day and the choices are:

Bruce’s workshop

“Bruce will be offering a smorgasbord of his favourite short songs after lunch – nothing too taxing on the brain, with maybe 1 or 2 to get you moving around and shaking off that siesta feeling….”

Roger’s workshop

“Just any Day Now” is a song by Bluegrass star Doyle Lawson from Tennessee and his band Quicksilver.  It’s in three parts of close harmony giving a rich harmony sound, and has a cool swing to it. Think “Everly Brothers”.  It’s “Southern Gospel” – sometimes called “White Gospel” which, although religious in origin, is now another commercial strand of American country music. It’s fun and very satisfying to sing.

Sarah’s workshop

‘Give me that ol’ time religion’ : expect a bit of Taize, Apalachian, Spanish medieval, and modern music, but no gospel!

Emily’s workshop

Wait and see! After the workshop session in the afternoon there will be a tea break (and our big 10th anniversary cake!) and then we’ll get together as one big group, and enjoy a showcase session when each workshop will show us what they’ve been learning.   And we’ll end with a massed sing of the songs from the morning.  Join us for an amazing and uplifting day

Click on this link to book tickets

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