In the ancient splendour of the Great Hall with its fine natural acoustic, as well as in the tranquil grounds that surround this medieval building, come and sing for the pure joy of it!
Whether you’re a confident acapella singer, or having a go for the first time, you’ll be able to join in fully. We’ll have a go at some short, straightforward songs that bring quick rewards, as well as some that offer a bit of a challenge for those who want it; we’ll sing in a few different styles and more than one language; there will be some gentle songs and some with toe-tapping rhythms; and scrumptious harmonies are absolutely guaranteed. All the songs will be learnt by ear, unencumbered by music scores and word sheets, so that we can immerse ourselves in the sounds we’ll create and in the beautiful environment we’ll be singing in.
Faith Watson is a member of the Natural Voice Network. She has been leading harmony singing workshops since 1998 and, through her business: Singing for Larks, she runs regular harmony singing groups in Greater Manchester, her own programme of day and weekend workshops around the UK, and one-off workshops, projects, holidays and events for other groups and organisations. She also offers training and mentoring to other natural voice leaders.
Faith writes and arranges acapella songs for her own open-access workshops, for The Lovenotes, (the acapella group she performs with) and for other voice leaders and singing groups.
At the heart of all Faith’s work there remains a love of acapella singing and the belief that everyone, no matter what their level of skill, confidence, or experience, can enjoy the thrill of singing together in harmony.
THE WORKSHOP ITSELF:
At 9:45am meet outside the front gates of Wenlock Abbey in the Bullring.. You will be led up to the house and welcomed by Gabrielle de Wet, your hostess, who will then introduce you to your workshop leader, Faith Watson.
Faith will explain how she intends to run the day, then she and Gabrielle will show you something of the house, before you begin your workshop in the Great Hall.
The workshop runs from 10am to 4:30pm and includes tea/coffee and biscuits, which will be provided at various intervals in the adjacent Lesser Hall.
Please bring your own packed lunch.