The Growing Harmony long weekend is back! This time we're really excited to have Bongani Magatyana from South Africa who will be teaching South African choral music - his own folk inspired compositions. And from the USA, Brendan Taaffe whose beautiful shape note compositions are sung throughout the UK community choir world.
Once again we'll build a weekend of community, laughter, song and dancing. Sleeping accommodation at Wiston Lodge is mostly in shared rooms (people wanting a little more privacy often opt to camp or stay in a local B & B and come as a day visitor) but the welcome is warm!
The residential fee for the weekend includes accommodation, food and tutoring - see below for accommodation costs per type. Camping rate includes site pitch, food and tutoring. £100 deposit to be paid on registration to secure your place. You will be contacted separately following your registration and deposit payment with detail of how to pay the balance, which must be paid by 23rd July 2018. Payment of balance can be phased if requested and agreed with the organisers.
Full day rate (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) £70 and Monday day rate £50 includes tutoring, lunch and drinks to be paid in full on registration.
Breakfast and dinner for day participants by arrangement with the organisers.
Single room in house - £420
Shared room in house (2 beds per room) - £380
Shared room in house (4 or 5 beds per room) - £310
Shared room in timber cabin (2 rooms each with 2 beds per room) - £310
Camping - £290
Approximate timings for the weekend will be:-
Arrivals Thursday evening from 4pm onwards with dinner at 7pm - followed by short sing and introductions at 8.30pm - 9.30pm.
Breakfasts from 7.30am - 9am.
Evening meals at 6.30pm
All other timings to be confirmed at the start of the weekend.
Fee and deposit refunded less £15 admin charge if cancellation received before 22nd April 2018.
Fee less £100 deposit refunded if cancellation received after 22nd May 2018.
Fee less £100 deposit refunded by negotiation if place is filled and cancellation is after 22nd June 2018.
Full payment must be received by 23rd July 2018.