Work, Worship, Study and Play

Camp Do Re Mi

A weekend of learning to sing shape note music in the second shape (do re mi) tradition.

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.

Arrivals: from 3pm Thursday - first meal is dinner at 7pm

Departures: Sunday afternoon 3pm

Cost: adults £129 (£96) which includes meals, accommodation and all singing activities

23 Jul 2020 15:00   through   26 Jul 2020 15:00
Othona Community, Essex
East End Road
Landline: 01621 776564  ext. 01621776564
Landline: 01621776564  ext. 01621776564