Date: 3–5 Apr 2020
Cost: Single room £230 (8 places) Shared twin £190 for singers booking together (4 places) Workshop, lunch, Saturday Dinner and refreshments Non-residential £120 (4 places)
Details: start late afternoon Friday, end tea time Sunday
Location: Hill Cottage, Rhos-y-meirch, Knighton, Powys, LD7 1PD
Run by: Helen Chadwick
Contact details: Zarine Katrak
For singers who love Helen’s songs and performances and who would like to be a part of the creative process from the inside.
Helen loves to do some of her composition work with singers in person rather than alone at the piano, so as to try out ideas and see how to develop them within a live experience – like being in rehearsal. Sometimes that is an evening at her house, sometimes weeks with actors, this time it’s this weekend at Hill Cottage.
Helen will arrive with new song ideas and fragments to explore which will
develop over the weekend. Our sessions will be playful and concentrated, light-hearted, and heartfelt, personal and universal, simple and patterned. All this will happen within the beautiful and welcoming setting of Hill Cottage where there will be time for walks and being in nature, and where we are supported tasty nourishing food.
There is no need to read music, only to hold a part on your own and sing in tune. We will occasionally use optional scores as guides, other times we will be learning by ear.
For this unique and rich experience to work, we ask that you are able to commit to getting to Hill Cottage Retreat Centre by 5pm on Friday until Sunday at 4pm.
Group size 12 to 16.
Helen’s songs are uplifting with beautiful harmonies and inspiring lyrics. She loves to set great poetry, and her albums and performances are full of these songs. Her workshops are focused and fun, challenging without pressure, joyful and committed, empowering and relaxed.
She has been leading choirs and singing workshops for over 30 years and has written around 400 songs for theatre, concerts, community choirs and song theatre.
For more information visit helenchadwick.com
Feedback from other workshop participants…
- “I loved it! It was such a pleasure to be part of it and to enjoy your magical facilitation, music making and creativity.”
- “Many thanks for such a fantastic weekend of inspiring teaching, beautiful pieces and a perfect mix of challenge and fun!”
- “Thank you for your warm and supportive teaching style.”
- “Such (a) generous, encouraging, focussing teacher of song from a deep profound, joyful river of song. Thank you.”
- “Thank you so much for another magical weekend at Hill Cottage”
Workshop, full board (vegetarian) and accommodation
Single room £230 (8 places)
Shared twin £190 for singers booking together (4 places)
Workshop, lunch, Saturday Dinner and refreshments Non-residential £120 (4 places)
- Friday – arrival by 5.00 pm, supper at 6.00 followed by an evening session.
- Saturday 10 am – 5.00 pm
- Sunday 10 am – 4.00 pm
Booking: please contact Zarine for a booking form or more information using the email address below. Thank you.