Why attend a Singing In... event?
Singing In… events are different from normal choir rehearsals.
Our venues are located in beautiful surroundings to ensure participants can relax, and revive their love of singing. Bob and Kate use the freedom from the usual constraints of conventional choir rehearsals to create a unique, informal, supportive and fun singing workshop environment.
Each Singing In... event has a one off blend of participants. The resultant blend of voices provides the opportunity to try things differently.
Kate varies the style, complexity, and format of exercises and songs and gently extends individual and collective singing ability. This results in a weekend dedicated to singing, playing, relaxing, eating, drinking and having fun in beautiful surroundings.
In the words of some of the participants of Singing In... the Lakes 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019:
‘We would like to thank you both for a wonderful weekend. We had a great time and really enjoyed the experience. We both enjoy singing but not members of a choir. We found everyone very welcoming and very supportive, especially as we were new to the group. Kate is an inspiring choirmaster and got the best from the group. We thoroughly enjoyed it and we were singing all the way home.’
‘I was very impressed at the way Bob and Kate; this father and daughter partnership facilitated our weekend, which ran seamlessly. Lovely little touches included homemade biscuits together with a copy of the weekend schedule in our rooms, as well as specific dietary requirements arranged and not least Bob's willingness to participate in the singing, under Kate's excellent direction.’
'What an excellent weekend! Good venue, good food, good company and good singing. An ideal combination for a weekend break. Kate has the ability and experience to take a disparate group of singers and bring them together to create something quite magical. She enabled each singer to give to the best of their ability, and created a safe, friendly environment where we could relax and enjoy the music making process.'
‘Many thanks to you both for a wonderful weekend. It was a good setting, good food, great company and wonderful music. Looking forward to the next one!’
‘Over the weekend we had a fabulous time learning a wide range of songs that Kate adapted for our musical ability. Saturday night was a social highlight for me when we provided our own musical entertainment featuring Ukuleles and Bob on the U-Bass.'
'Every group had the opportunity to sing the melody and the harmony, producing a lovely sound. I was impressed by the quality of our "performance" on the Sunday morning.'
‘I would recommend this weekend for enthusiastic singers who love beautiful countryside, good food and the opportunity to share this experience with Kate, a highly accomplished director and singer.’
It is this blend of participants, removal of constraints, supportive environment, good food, beautiful countryside, and the supportive partnership between Bob and Kate that make each Singing In… event a unique and enjoyable experience.