A three day singing workshop for singers who love Helen’s songs and performances and who would like to be a part of the creative process from the inside.
Helen loves to do some of her composition work with singers in person rather than alone at the piano, so as to try out ideas and see how to develop them within a live experience – like being in rehearsal. Sometimes that is an evening at her house, sometimes weeks with actors, this time it’s this weekend at Hill Cottage.
Helen will arrive with new song ideas and fragments to explore which will
develop over the weekend. Our sessions will be playful and concentrated, light-hearted, and heartfelt, personal and universal, simple and patterned. All this will happen within the beautiful and welcoming setting of Hill Cottage where there will be time for walks and being in nature, and where we are supported tasty nourishing food.
There is no need to read music, only to hold a part on your own and sing in tune. We will occasionally use optional scores as guides, other times we will be learning by ear.
For this unique and rich experience to work, we ask that you are able to commit to getting to Hill Cottage Retreat Centre by 5.00 pm on Friday until Sunday at 4.00 pm.
Helen’s songs are uplifting with beautiful harmonies and inspiring lyrics. She loves to set great poetry, and her albums and performances are full of these songs. Her workshops are focused and fun, challenging without pressure, joyful and committed, empowering and relaxed.
She has been leading choirs and singing workshops for over 30 years and has written around 400 songs for theatre, concerts, community choirs and song theatre.
For more information visit helenchadwick.com
Feedback from other workshop participants…
“I loved it! It was such a pleasure to be part of it and to enjoy your
magical facilitation, music making and creativity.”
“Many thanks for such a fantastic weekend of inspiring teaching,
beautiful pieces and a perfect mix of challenge and fun!”
“Thank you for your warm and supportive teaching style.”
“Such (a) generous, encouraging, focussing teacher of song from a deep
profound, joyful river of song. Thank you.”
“Thank you so much for another magical weekend at Hill Cottage”
Workshop, full board (vegetarian) and accommodation
Single room £280
Shared twin £260 for singers booking together
Non-residential £150 – Workshop, lunches, Saturday dinner and refreshments
The deposit of £80 residential and £50 non-residential will be payable at the time of booking.
£15 of this deposit will be non-refundable as a contribution to our fixed admin costs. The remainder of the deposit is refundable if you cancel up to 8 weeks before the event. After that time it also becomes non-refundable unless we have to cancel the event and then your whole deposit will be returned.
The balance becomes due two weeks prior to the start of the event which is non-returnable. If there are circumstances that create a risk of cancellation for you, we recommend that you take out cancellation insurance, in case you are unable to attend.
In the unlikely event that we need to cancel or postpone, a full refund of what you have paid to us will be offered. Our liability is limited to what you have paid for the retreat or the workshop, therefore travel insurance is recommended, if you have booked tickets to get to Hill Cottage.
Friday Arrival by 5.00 pm, Supper at 6.00 followed by an evening
session. Saturday and Sunday 10 am – 5.00 pm with informal evening gatherings and Monday 9.30 am – 11.30
These arrangements will be subject to any Covid 19 regulations, if they are in force at this time
Booking: please contact Zarine for a booking form or more information using the email address below. Thank you.