Singing for Larks Jazz and Swing Harmonies weekend

16–18 Oct 2020 / Somerset


Date: 16–18 Oct 2020

Cost: From £269

Details: 6.30pm Friday – 4.00pm Sunday

Location: Dillington House, Ilminster, Somerset



Run by: Faith Watson

Contact details: Dillington House: 01460 258613

Further information:

This course is run by Dillington House and bookings are made directly with the venue. They will be deciding at the beginning of September whether or not this event will take place due to Covid-19

An exhilarating weekend of acapella singing in the grand, luxurious setting of Dillington House. Part owned by Somerset County Council, this venue offers first class facilities yet the service is always friendly and informal. Singing for Larks has been enjoying weekends here since 2000.

On this weekend we shall be exploring the kind of complex, close harmonies found in British and American popular music of the 1920s, 30s and 40s. We may sing some standards from this period, unexpected songs that have been given the jazz or swing treatment and songs that have been created purely for these workshops. Some of the melodies may be familiar and therefore fairly quick to pick up; the harmony parts are varied, with some parts offering a challenge even to experienced acapella singers.

Dillington house is set in seven acres of mature parkland in beautiful South Somerset, 12 miles south east of Taunton and about a 20 minute drive from the M5. The nearest train station is Crewkerne (7 miles).

Great singing, delicious food, relaxation and good company!