Ali Burns and Helen Chadwick – Writing For Voices at Hill Cottage

A Three Day Intensive Song Writing Course

4pm Friday 29 September to 4pm Monday 2 October 2017

Between them Ali Burns and Helen Chadwick have a wealth of experience of creating profound and beautiful songs from simplest of ideas: for theatre, installations, choirs and solo performance.

In this intensive workshop they will share that experience and bring new ideas to creating and crafting songs for choirs and solo singers or performers. Each day the group will spend time exploring components of song: writing lyrics, working with found text, crafting melody, incorporating rhythm and harmony and looking at form and genre. The course is aimed at those with some experience of song writing or song leading. It is not necessary to read music to take part but participants are responsible for capturing / recording their own ideas.

Cost of  Accommodation

Twin room £250 per person sharing

Single room £280 per person

There is also an option to join in as a non-residential participant for £180 per person. This price includes all meals but not sleeping accommodation. If you would like to negotiate a working place price, please talk to us!

A £40 deposit will secure a place

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