Work, Worship, Study and Play

8th Camp Doremi Europe ***ONLY CAMPING AVAILABLE***

Shape Note Singing

Thursday 25th July -  Sunday 28th July 2024

Space is available on this event

Led by Werner Ullah, Matthew Parkinson and Michael Walker

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: loaners will be available as well as books for sale. 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, we will provide extra teaching and support. We also have fun and fellowship, with music and singing continuing until late! 

 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: We have two rates for adults £150 (Basic Rate) or £188 (*Benefactor Rate), If you would like to camp then adults are £113 (Basic Rate) or £150 (Benefactor Rate). If you are able to afford the Benefactor rate this helps to support the work of Othona and enables us to provide bursaries to support those who cannot afford to come.  Normal child rates apply (Child Rates), if you are coming with two or more children then the eldest goes free.

We may be able to offer a bursary if needed. Please contact us to find out more.

*(Find out about our Benefactor Rate)


25 Jul 2024 15:00 to 28 Jul 2024 15:00
Othona Community, Essex
East End Road
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Landline: 01621 776564 ext. 01621776564
Landline: 01621776564 ext. 01621776564