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

  • New workshop dates for 2021

    I have a few bookings confirmed for singing days next year. Because of the pandemic, I won't be putting any workshops on sale until about one month beforehand.

    The situation is so volatile at the moment that I will probably end up cancelling most of these workshops.

    If any of the singing days take your fancy, be sure to make a note of the dates. (I'm sure you have plenty of blank pages in your 2021 diary!!) Keep an eye on the website for the latest news.

  • Harmony singing day

    St Osyth, near Clacton-on-Sea, Saturday 4 September 2021
    A brilliant opportunity to sing with like-minded people. Join Chris at St Osyth's beautiful church for a wonderful day of harmony singing.

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!