You are invited to Othona for a day of singing heartfelt songs in glorious harmony with others in the gorgeous ancient acoustics of St Peter’s Chapel. We will be celebrating the joy of joining our voices in community and letting our hearts sing. All singing is unaccompanied, with the songs taught by ear and no need to read music, so that we can focus on the beautiful sound we will create together.
The Chapel is a unique space, and will be filled with candlelight in the evening to create an intimate and magical atmosphere. We will sing a range of songs inspired by many traditions and none, including sacred music in the broadest sense, and sometimes with a focus on the natural world and the need to protect it.
The workshop is led by Sarah Pennington, who has been leading these weekends at Othona for many years, and by Jennie Fisk, who has visited the Festival several times and is now joining the team. (Gilo, who has led previously, is taking a break this year.) Sarah and Jennie are both members of the Natural Voice Network with many years of experience in leading groups into song. Sarah leads community choirs in Devon, while Jennie is co-founder of Music in Our Bones leading singing groups in Suffolk.
This is a weekend event with the option to come for the day on Saturday 22nd April. Registration and tea/coffee from 10am, workshop starts at 10:30am and includes lunch. Finishes at 5:30pm, or participants can choose to stay for supper and a further evening session with the chapel aflicker with candlelight. Finishes at 9:30pm.