Singing for Larks ‘Jazz and Swing Harmonies’ Short Break with Faith Watson at Brathay Hall, Ambleside

04 May 2023—07 May 2023


Brathay Hall, Cumbria

An exhilarating few days of acapella singing, in the heart of the English Lake District. Brathay Hall is a spacious 18th century Georgian country house, set in 360 acres of mature woodland and rolling pasture, at the head of Windermere. The hall is owned by the Brathay Trust, whose mission is to improve the life chances of children, young people and families, by inspiring them to engage positively in their communities.

This short break gives you the chance to get away for a little bit longer than a weekend, to enjoy plenty of singing and still have time to explore the beautiful local area. There’s no Friday travelling and, on this occasion, a Bank Holiday on the Monday to recover, as it’s the kings coronation weekend. In the singing sessions, we shall mostly be exploring Jazz and Swing harmonies, but with a few other styles thrown in for good measure! In between, you can choose to go for a long hike up the fells or a short stroll to the lakeside, discover the shops and bars of Ambleside or drive out to one of the other great Lake District towns or beauty spots, or you can swim in the lake (brrr!) or just relax at the hall. On Friday 27th May, Faith will be joined by her fellow ‘Lovenotes’ (Jules Gibb, Katherine Watson and Rose Hodgson), and they’ll give a short concert and spend the evening enjoying Brathay Hall with the weekend singers. The concert is free to those on the course, but you’ll be able to book for the concert only nearer the time.

Brathay Hall is just outside Ambleside (a 15 minute walk). A 30 minute drive from the M6. The nearest railway stations are: Windermere (5.5 miles) and Oxenholme (17 miles).

Great singing, good food, relaxation and good company!

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04 May 2023—07 May 2023


All day/more than one day


LA22 0HP

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Fully inclusive from: £450 (single en-suite)

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