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DEPOSIT ONLY for MAY 7-10th 2020 Singing Retreat @ West Charleton Grange, Kingsbridge, Devon. Select the deposit that corresponds to your accommodation preference. Full price list is below + pictures of the accommodation. (Balancing payment due 23rd March 2020)
If you would like to book as a couple in a double room please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the rates & deposit info.
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SINGING RETREAT MAY 2020
7th-10th May 2020
Led by Dominic Stichbury at West Charleton Grange, Kingsbridge, Devon TQ7 2AD
From 5pm on Thursday until Sunday lunchtime (over the *FRIDAY* bank holiday) contact email: singingretreats (at) gmail.com
Nestled within a small, secluded and sheltered valley, West Charleton Grange offers luxuriously appointed cottages located only one or two minutes from the water’s edge and rarely more than fifteen minutes from the many beaches on offer in the area. We will have exclusive use of an indoor swimming pool and short tennis court over our stay there.
We'll spend a long weekend (over the 2020 Friday May bank holiday) singing songs, making music & eating hearty food cooked by our very own chef. There’ll be time for ourselves, time for a stroll to the water’s edge (only a few minutes away), time to float in the indoor heated pool, opportunity to enjoy good company over food & drink and explore the nearby beaches & countryside.
What to expect
Dominic is an experienced choir leader, singer & musician who draws on a wide range of musical styles to carefully source songs and repertoire that bring a spring to your step, a tear to your eye and a thoughtfulness to your day. Everything is taught by ear with the help of lyric sheets.
As well as learning arrangements in 3/4 part harmony and focussing on our voices over the weekend, there’ll be time for ourselves and each other, time for a stroll to the water’s edge (only a few minutes away), time to float in the indoor heated pool and time to enjoy good company over food & drink.
Our accommodation is spread across 6 beautifully renovated luxury cottages, each with their own kitchen & bathroom facilities. There are double rooms (+ a couple rate), twin singles and for the budget retreaters - twin bunk rooms (adult sized!), including some en-suite options.
There is also the opportunity for one person/couple to have sole occupancy of an entire cottage (Granary cottage).
Meals & snacks are all included and will be cooked by our very own chef, who will cater for dietary requirements and keep us well fuelled over the weekend. We will eat together in the Foley, a large communal converted barn (where we will also sing)
Prices include your accommodation at West Charleton Grange, wholesome tasty meals cooked by our very own chef, all musical activities and tuition over the weekend & access to the on-site facilities.
Prices below are per person. Contact us for details of a couple rate for 2 people sharing a double king room.
£425pp – double king ensuite (sole occupancy)*
£400pp – double king (sole occupancy)* / shared bathroom
£345pp – single bed in twin room / shared bathroom (2 x single beds)
£325pp – single bunk in twin room (1 bunk (2 x beds) adult sized!)
* Contact us for details of a couple rate for 2 people sharing a double king room.
A deposit of £100 is required to reserve your place. The deposit is non-refundable.
The remaining balance must be received by Monday 23rd March.
If you’re two people who would like to share a twin room, let us know when booking. The allocation can’t be confirmed until both people have paid their deposit.
If you decide to withdraw from the retreat..
..before the 23rd March, you’ll be refunded 50% of the balancing payment
..after the 23rd March then you are liable to pay the full balance.
Hello, I'm Dominic, a singer, songwriter, arranger and group singing advocate. I'm the founder of London choirs Chaps Choir & Bellow Fellows and one half of vocal duo Ben & Dom. I'm a member of Oaken, a quartet of choir leaders & singers offering inclusive singing workshops & performances and I perform with the Australian based Spooky Men's Chorale.
Since 2009 I've been encouraging people to sing together in village halls, offices, prisons, schools, festivals and building new communities through this life changing activity. I believe it is possible for us all to explore our innate musicality and expressivity using our voice.
A focus of mine is encouraging men into singing communities; a male choir can be an alternative positive space for men to gather outside the usual meeting places that our mainstream culture has to offer. Since 2013 I've founded Chaps Choir & Bellow Fellows, two London based male singing troupes.