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Making Music in Italy May 13-28 2023
Tuscany & Umbria with Tony Backhouse, Edoardo Materassi & Guerrino Parri.
Our 2023 singing tour will take us to the historic village of Mercatello sul Metauro (in the Marche region), to the Tuscan farm estate of Montestigliano, and conclude with a concert in Florence. As well as learning my typical repertoire, you’ll learn songs from Italian (and other) traditions, from our two charming and wonderful local directors, Eduardo and Guerrino. Excursions to wineries, country restaurants, galleries and choirs etc are to be expected.
For all the information and booking details, please refer to The CreateEscape website.
Singing in Fiji August 22-29 2023
I’m running the week-long course at the lovely First Landing Beach Resort on the main island, Viti Levu. We’ll sing every day, hang out at the beach, eat good food, visit local choirs and villages, exchange songs and just be plain relaxed and creative. My friend Andrew Davis, who grew up in Fiji, has put this event together; he has previously run very successful singing tours to Fiji with Rachel Hore (BigSing Community) and Tina Broad (the Glorious MUDsingers).
For all information and bookings: https://www.coconutchorus.com/tours/
Singing and Yoga Retreat with Anders Nyberg and Tony Backhouse, Bali
September 8-14 2023
A joyous week of singing and yoga in Bali led by internationally acclaimed choir directors, Tony Backhouse and Anders Nyberg and yoga teacher Josie Tanham. Staying at the tranquil Narasoma retreat, an oasis in the heart of Ubud.
The singing: Tony’s colleague Anders Nyberg was born in Sweden and is also a citizen of South Africa. His arrangements are inspired by African rhythms Swedish folk, choral works and jazz, and infused by a sense of connection – to each other and the world we live in. Anders studied choral conducting at Stockholm Royal Music Academy. He has led many singing adventures around the world, including celebrations to mark the end of apartheid and he co-wrote the Oscar-nominated best foreign film, As it is in Heaven.
The yoga: Josie Tanham is a senior teacher with Yoga Australia, with over 30 years experience. Her sessions will cater for all levels of experience and ability.
Information and bookings: https://www.theyogapractice.net.au/ubud-bali-yoga-retreat