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Stones Barn – Call To Choir

Stones Barn is a beautiful haven up in North Cumbria. I'm doing a weekend of singing with Dom at the start of October. This course is open to all, and we'd love you to come and sing with us. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. CLICK HERE for more info about the…

Dartington Summer School

This summer I'm heading to Dartington for a week of singing and teaching at the Summer School. Come and join me in this beautiful setting for a week crammed full of music and creativity.   I'll be leading two courses in the second week (1st - 6th August), and I'm really looking forward to being…

Wild Singing with Ben & Dom – 10th & 11th July 2021

Join us for a gentle afternoon of walking & singing. We’ve found a lovely spot just south of London ideal for stretching those legs and reclaiming our voices after months in lockdown. We’ll amble up a hill, get lost in the woods and sing songs along the way. This round trip will take us into…

Choirs Addressing Climate Change

I'm hosting a panel discussion called 'Choirs Addressing Climate Change' in collaboration with Music Declares Emergency. 11am-12pm on Thursday 24th June We want to open an honest and helpful discussion around how the choir community can best respond to the challenges ahead and take positive action in regards to climate change. Choirs are such a…

Couch Chorus #21

Clean Up Your Act We want solutions, not pollution (You gotta clean up your act) We want solutions, not pollution (You gotta clean up your act) We can change our fate, Before it's all too late We want solutions, not pollution (You gotta clean up your act) - Keep It In The Ground Oh, and…

Couch Chorus #20

Wellerman - There once was a ship that put to sea The name of the ship was the Billy of Tea The winds blew up, her bow dipped down O blow, my bully boys, blow (huh) - Soon may the Wellerman come To bring us sugar and tea and rum One day, when the tonguin'…

HUM – online singing

HUM online singing sessions I'm chuffed to be joining the teaching team at On:Song to deliver some singing sessions during lockdown. I'll be leading two short workshops which are open to all: Monday 22nd February 2021: 12.30 - 13.10 Wednesday 24th February 2021: 19.00 - 19.50 If you're looking for some relaxed online singing then come…

Auld Lang Syne

AULD LANG SYNE - Burns Night recording project I'm putting together a communal recording of Auld Lang Syne to celebrate Burns Night while we're in lockdown. All are welcome to take part and sing for your supper! Record yourself singing along with the guide track - audio not video. You need to make sure you’re wearing headphones…

Couch Chorus #19

White Winter Hymnal - Fleet Foxes - I was following the… (x4) I was following the… (x4) - I was following the pack All swallowed in their coats With scarves of red tied 'round their throats To keep their little heads From fallin' in the snow. And I turned 'round and there you go, And…

This Winter – virtual choir ❄️

This Winter is a choir project open to all. We'll be singing to celebrate friendship and community, especially after the strange year we've had, and the challenges ahead. The project is a collaboration with my good friend Dom Stichbury. We're creating a virtual choir video around the song, and everyone is invited to take part.…