New singing weekends with Chris Rowbury

Listed on June 25, 2013 in Singing

I thought you might be interested in a brand spanking new gospel singing weekend
that I’ll be running in Derbyshire this November. I’ve also been invited back to the
recently refurbished YHA near Stratford-upon-Avon in October to run a world
music weekend.

I’ve also started to upload videos of concerts and Singing Safari projects to
my YouTube channel which you might like to check out.

And if you missed my recent twice-yearly newsletter which I sent out in January
(those pesky junk mail checkers might have swiped it!), you can now read it
at your leisure on my website.

I’m sending this update in plain text to see if more of them get through. Apparently less
than 50% of my newsletters reached you last time! Check your junk folder and/ or whitelist
my email address: if you’re missing stuff.

More details of workshops and other news below.
You can book via the website:

Roll on springtime!!


American roots, gospel and blues

Friday 22 November to Sunday 24 November
Alison House
Intake Lane
Cromford (near Matlock) DE4 3RH

Discover your inner Elvis or Aretha on this fabulous gospel singing weekend for people of all faiths and none.

Immerse yourself in the roots of the blues, southern gospel, Jubilee quartets, and negro spirituals from the slave plantations.

Alison House is a Georgian style House built by the Arkwright Family and set in the Derwent Valley world Heritage site.
Set in seven acres of grounds with beautiful gardens in a peaceful setting, yet only a short walk from Cromford and the
cable cars and attractions of Matlock Bath. All accommodation is en suite.

Cost: £210 (shared twin/ double)/ £190 (small shared double) /
£250 (deluxe twin/ double)/ £250 (single occupancy of twin/ double)

£230 (shared twin/ double)/ £210 (small shared double) /
£270 (deluxe twin/ double)/ £270 (single occupancy of twin/ double)
AFTER 26 July

The cost for the weekend includes full board, all tuition and teas/ coffees throughout.

Full details and booking form on my website

Saturday 19 October 10.30am to Sunday 20 October 3.30pm
YHA Stratford-upon-Avon
Hemmingford House
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7RG

Get a taste of a range of singing styles from across the globe.

All welcome, no experience needed, just bring yourself and have a go. All songs taught
by ear (no need to read music) and no solo singing!

The hostel has recently undergone a major £1.26 million pound refurbishment.
Set in three acres of land, the facelift includes a stylish new bar and restaurant, and new en suite rooms.

These singing weekends are always very popular so make sure you book in plenty of time.

Cost: £100 includes, buffet lunches, evening meal, bed & breakfast, teas, coffees and cake,
and all tuition (availability to stay on Friday 18th October if required).