325ABBA singing weekend, Derbyshire, November 9 - 11
- Oct 4, 2012ABBAcappella residential weekend
with Chris Rowbury
Friday 9 November 6pm to Sunday 11 November 2pm
The Nightingale Centre
Buxton SK17 8RH
Cost: £190 (single or twin, shared bathroom)
Contact Chris for more information (chris@...) or download a booking form here:
Learn some of ABBA's best-loved songs, all specially arranged for voice
only. Come and sing your heart out and bathe in the glorious harmonies
of Sweden's most famous pop group.
Despite 'only' being pop songs, ABBA's repertoire is fantastically
rich, varied and relatively complex, offering a challenging and
rewarding weekend of learning and singing.
The Nightingale Centre is set in the heart of the Derbyshire Peaks.
Although less than an hour from Greater Manchester or Sheffield, the
Centre's quiet village setting is just the place to get away from it
all. Cosy, fully centrally heated throughout with open fires in the
lounge and library, the Centre also prides itself on its excellent home
The weekend includes all meals (locally sourced food), tuition and tea/
In this relaxed and informal workshop you will learn well-known ABBA
songs such as I have a dream, Chiquitita, Dancing Queen, When
all is said and done, and more. All songs have been arranged
especially for voice only and will be sung in harmony without
instruments or backing tracks. Some harmony singing experience is
advisable, but all songs will be taught by ear.
You'll be amazed at the sound we create together and a recording of the
workshop will be made available free afterwards to remind you of the
Chris Rowbury has 30 years' experience as a patient, charismatic teacher
with a relaxed style laced with plenty of humour. He will get you
singing in wonderful harmony in a matter of minutes!
Chris is a member of the Natural Voice Practitioners' Network and shares their ethos:
"We believe that singing is everyone's birthright and we are committed to teaching
styles that are accepting and inclusive of all, regardless of musical experience and ability".
COMMENTS FROM PREVIOUS RESIDENTIAL WEEKENDS:
"Thank you so much for the weekend. You created such a relaxed
atmosphere that this 'nervous singer' didn't experience a single second
of anxiety. I'm hooked!"
"This is the fifth course I've been on with Chris and it was great as
usual. It's miraculous how it all comes together on the Sunday morning!"
"Thanks for another great weekend. I always find it miraculous how much
we achieve in such a short time. You create a great atmosphere, and as
usual, it was fantastic team work. Really inspirational."
"This has been a really fantastic weekend. All of the songs and
exercises we have done have been wonderfully considered and I feel that
I have done things I didn't think I would be able to do. A great
confidence boost and I will certainly go away and recommend a weekend
like this to anyone!"