Date: 22–24 Apr 2022
Cost: £140 inc accommodation and food (bursary may be available on request)
Details: 3pm Friday - 3pm Sunday
Location: The Othona Community, East End Road, Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex, CM0 7PN
Contact details: 01621 776564
You are invited to Othona to experience a weekend singing heartfelt songs in glorious harmony with others in the gorgeous ancient acoustics of St Peter’s Chapel. We will be celebrating the joy of joining our voices in community and letting our hearts sing. All singing is unaccompanied, with the songs taught by ear and no need to read music, so that we can focus on the beautiful sound we will create together.
The Chapel is a unique space, and will be filled with candlelight in the evenings to create an intimate and magical atmosphere. We will sing a range of songs inspired by many traditions and none, including sacred music in the broadest sense, and sometimes with a focus on the natural world and the need to protect it.
The weekend is led by Sarah Pennington, who has been leading these weekends at Othona for many years, and by Jennie Fisk, who has visited the Festival several times and is now joining the team. (Gilo, who has led previously, is taking a break this year.) Sarah and Jennie are both members of the Natural Voice Network with many years of experience in leading groups into song. Sarah leads community choirs in Devon, while Jennie is co-founder of Music in Our Bones leading singing groups in Suffolk.
This is primarily a residential weekend, but local singers are very welcome to come and join us for the day on Saturday, all day and potentially into the evening, meals included – see separate listing for details.
Rooms are shared (single rooms go quickly). If you have a tent, camping is possible, and campervans can be accommodated.