Space is available on this event! :-D
Led by Matthew Parkinson
This singing weekend will cover some of the finest music from the American shape note tradition, which is the oldest American a cappella harmony singing tradition. It uses a distinctive notation and the syllables Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do (as heard in 'The Sound of Music') that makes it particularly easy to learn. It has been described as ‘hillbillies singing Renaissance music’. The weekend will be led by Matthew Parkinson and a team of experienced shape note singers.
No previous musical or singing experience is necessary and we welcome everyone: children to adults, those who think they can’t sing (you will find you can sing shape note music), experienced singers and everyone in between. If you are new to singing or shape note music, there will be a singing school each day.
We will focus on songs in The Christian Harmony and Southern gospel music and will have books to loan or for you to buy.
Due to the popularity of this event, room sharing is to be expected and there will only be space in Community for those participating in the event.
Cost: adults £80 (£60)
East End Road
Landline: 01621776564 ext. 01621776564