A swinging day of tantalizing melodies, crunchy harmonies and fiendish rhythms. This Jazz and swing harmonies workshop is inspired by the complex, close harmonies found in British and American popular songs from the 1920s, 30s and 40s. The day can include standards from this period, unexpected songs that have been given the jazz or swing treatment and songs that have been created purely for these workshops. Some of the melodies may be familiar and therefore fairly quick to pick up, but the harmony parts tend to take longer to learn and can offer a challenge even to experienced acapella singers.
We shall be singing in the light, airy, main room of Bolton Abbey village hall, which has excellent facilities and good access for disabled people. The really exciting thing about this venue is its location: only a 10 minute walk from the beautiful River Wharfe and the stunning ruins of the Priory. Make sure you don’t have to hurry off afterwards, as a post-sing wander along the river would be the ideal end to the day, and maybe even a dip!
The hall, with its own free car park, is just off the B6160, 5 minutes from the A59, between Skipton (7 miles) and Harrogate (17 miles). NB. From the A 6160, turn left towards the village shop / post office , then the village hall car park is just beyond the shop.