Work, Worship, Study and Play

Camp Do Re Mi

Shape note singing led by Michael Walker

Space is available on this event! :-D

This weekend covers some of the finest music from the American shape note tradition, the
oldest American a cappella harmony singing tradition. It uses a distinctive notation that makes it
particularly easy to learn if you don’t read music. Its sound has been described as ‘hillbillies
singing Renaissance music’. We focus on songs in The Christian Harmony, the Mennonite
Hymnal and Southern gospel music song books: loaners will be available as well as books for
No previous musical or singing experience is necessary and we welcome everyone: children
and adults, those who think they can’t sing (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
an introductory class each day.
We also have fun and fellowship, with a beach bonfire, fireworks and sparklers, weather
Due to the popularity of this event, room sharing is to be expected and there will only be space
in the community for those participating in the event.

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

Departures: 3pm Sunday

Costs: adults £135 (Basic Rate) £168 (Benefactors Rate). Normal child rates apply. If you would like to bring your own tent/campervan for the event then there is a reduced price of  Adults £101 (Basic Rate) £126 (Benefactor Rate), please indicate you would like to camp in the comments section of the booking form.We may be able to offer concessionary rates (25% reduction) at the Manager's discretion. Please contact us to find out more.

(Find out about our Benefactor Rate)

21 Jul 2022 15:00 through 24 Jul 2022 15:00
Othona Community, Essex
East End Road
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Landline: 01621 776564 ext. 01621776564
Landline: 01621776564 ext. 01621776564