On the last full session on Sunday morning Mike arranged for a final rehearsal of
each song which he then recorded. Following a near disaster when the microphone
fell over, but luckily was not damaged, recording proceeded with the soloists later
These recordings could not be professional studio quality given limited time and
environment but they show what can be achieved with non-professional singers and
lots of patience and enthusiasm from a talented and charismatic musical director.
Thanks for a truly wonderful weekend, loved every minute! Great to have all the Recordings so soon as well. Look forward to November! See you then. L
Participants arrived on Friday evening and an introduction
followed by a singing workshop got things off to a brisk
start. Dinner allowed people to relax and enjoy delicious food.
After breakfast on Saturday there was another fairly intense
workshop, where more songs were added, followed by lunch.
After lunch we had several hours free time and some people
took the opportunity to take a leisurely walk to the Swan on
the Green pub at West Peckham. Another workshop in the
early evening then dinner and relaxation in front of an open
fire in the library.
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What a wonderful time we had. I left early
but would like to give some initial feedback.
Fantastic venue with lovely staff. Admin side of it went very smoothly. Loved the
addition of yoga in the morning. Songs a good mix of challenging and easy. Rooms
were very good.
I found the longer singing sessions a little too long. Perhaps an earlier break in
each would have helped, but I was really tired with half an hour to go in each case.
Or a slightly different
timetable, particularly on the Saturday.
Thank you to all the committee.
This feedback has been edited for space reasons and to remove names.
Stand by Me
Thanks again to you and all the committee for all your hard work - the weekend was a complete treat. The only feedback that I would seriously offer, is that the venue should be booked again for 2016 (I under- stand it is fully booked for 2015) - it is in the bag then and it wouldn't be a problem Cancelling. I think everyone who went this weekend would not hesitate returning. J