SINGING RETREAT 2020
Love singing? Want to immerse yourself in wonderful surroundings and make music with a friendly and welcoming group of singers from all backgrounds? Then we would love for you to come along to Hannah Brine’s 9th Singing Retreat, this year in Tiverton, Devon.
“The organisation, the food and the people exceeded my expectations in so many ways. I cannot rate it too highly …. The work rate was extraordinary and totally absorbing. Hannah and Patrick give so much of themselves enabling all of us to learn quickly and so produce something very acceptable at the end.
On a personal level I felt great satisfaction having sung solo for the first time in years in the cabaret. It speaks volumes about the safe environment created on these weekends. I would highly recommend it to anyone who expressed an interest.”
What can you expect to do whilst on retreat?
Led by conductor Hannah Brine and guest conductor Patrick Barrett, you will learn gorgeous songs in 3 and 4 (and sometimes more!) part harmony as well as meeting fun, like-minded people and indulging in fabulous food prepared by our in-house chef. Music will range in style from traditional choral, to world, to folk, to pop – there will be something for everyone.
We have an incredible in-house chef, Luke Boatright, who will be providing singers with three meals a day (plus refreshments) on the retreat. This is Luke’s fifth year of catering for our singers and we love the food that he makes – delicious, healthy (most of the time!) and full of ingredients from his smallholding, Ranby Hill Farm. We can cater for the vast majority of dietary requirements – please do contact us if you have any worries.
Accomodation and Facilities
Newhouse is split up into 9 cottages. There are single, twin, double and king sized rooms available to book, some of which are ensuite.
The site also has a function room (which we will use for singing) and a games room, as well as lots of outdoor space. There is a 10m swimming pool and sauna which all singers are welcome to use and a crazy golf course for in your free time! There is a fishing lake on site and the local village also has facilities for tennis.
“Hannah’s singing retreat is like nothing you’ve ever experienced before! A compact, intense treat of beautiful songs and awesome people, in a setting close to nature with the inspiration of fresh air and countryside. It’s an amazing way to re-set your soul and feel invigorated by learning wonderful music and singing together with special people.“
Including three nights accommodation, home-cooked food, multiple choir workshops with Hannah and Patrick, all sheet music and practice MP3s where necessary as well as use of facilities such as the swimming pool:
BRONZE: Twin/Double Room, Shared Bathroom – £475 pp
SILVER: Twin/Double Room, Ensuite – £500 pp
GOLD: King-Sized Room, Ensuite – £520 pp
Single Room Supplement: An extra £30
A £125 non refundable deposit via paypal is required secure your place. The final balance is due by July 1st via bank transfer.
We are also offering day delegate places (with all meals included but no accommodation) for £350, with a £100 non refundable deposit to secure your place with the final balance due by July 1st. This would be suitable either for local singers or singers who would prefer to stay in a hotel/B&B. Please contact us for a list of suggested B&Bs.
“I loved the choice of pieces that we worked on… It was great to learn and chill out with a cross section of singers and meet singers from past retreats as well as making some brand new friends. Hannah and Patrick are a dream team who made the learning fun. I also enjoyed the opportunity to sample Luke’s fabulous cooking again.
The retreat helped me to appreciate the importance of having/making time for myself. I generally don’t sleep very well, but with exposure to the lovely environment and singing I had a couple of good nights of sleep. I also (with encouragement from one of the new friends I made) went swimming (for the first time in years) in the outdoor pool, which was really relaxing. I now plan to continue swimming at my local pool.“
Singing Retreat with Hannah Brine
**Day Delegate Places Still Available**Do you love to sing? Fancy spending a long weekend (5th-8th September) exploring beautiful music with a friendly and fun bunch of amateur singers from across the country, led by award winning conductor Hannah Brine (plus guest conductor the amazing Patrick Barrett)? Then why not come along to Hannah's Singing Retreat 2019 in West Lexham, Norfolk where we will be doing just that! Watch the film below to see what sort of things we get up to - we'd love for you to join us. More info: https://hannahbrinesingingretreat.bpt.mePosted by Singing Retreat with Hannah Brine on Wednesday, 6 March 2019
“The retreats just get better and better. Hannah and Patrick make a fantastic team. The singing retreat goes into my diary straight away and the rest of the year is planned around it.”