Joy of Singing retreat with Lauren Carley in California

9–14 Sep 2018 / USA


Date: 9–14 Sep 2018

Cost: $1020 ($100 single supplement)

Details: 3pm on 9th Sept to 11:30am on 14th Sept

Location: St. Dorothy’s Rest, Camp Meeker, Occidental, California



Run by: Lauren Carley

Contact details: 1 510 6521298

Further information:

Join Lauren Carley and singers at St. Dorothy’s Rest, a magical retreat center where we’ll have our fall JOY OF SINGING retreat from September 9 – 14 this year.  If you love community singing and would enjoy a week where daily life is all about learning new songs and singing old ones, sharing laughter, stories, and meals; then come join us.  All levels of experience welcomed – no note-reading required.

We’ll enjoy lots of fun warm-ups and time to experiment with the voice, learn songs by Velma Frye and Macrina Wiederkehr, world folk song arrangements, southern gospel and a new Shape Note tune. We’ll also sing segments from Mozart, Dvorzak and Mendelssohn who will challenge us with long breaths, phrasing, and vocal range.  For those of you who enjoy writing, I’ll facilitate interstitial improvisatory writing to inspire, jiggle, waggle and zing words around our music-making.  You’ll have free time to walk in the ancient redwoods, read, write and enjoy the craft breweries and wineries.

5 nights, 14, meals, All teaching, coaching included in price.