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 12th Singing Retreat.
Wednesday 16th to Saturday 19th October 2024, from 5pm on Wednesday until after lunch on Saturday
Glenthorne Guest House and Conference Centre, Easedale Road, Ambleside LA22 9QH
What can you expect to do whilst on retreat?
Led by Hannah Brine assisted by a guest conductor, 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 wonderful food. Music will range in style from traditional choral, to world, to folk, to pop – there will be something for everyone.
“This is a magical event! You truly make friends in a weekend, as well as learning beautiful songs from gospel to choral to folk to pop. Hannah and Patrick are superb teachers and create an atmosphere that’s warm, inclusive and fun.” Singing retreat attendee, September 2023
“I loved it because singing breaks down so many barriers – a disparate group of individuals (some who knew each other already) arrived on Thursday, we left on Sunday with new friends, a sense of belonging, gratefulness & achievement – everyone should have the Hannah & Patrick combo on prescription!” Singing retreat attendee, September 2023
“Hannah’s singing retreats are the highlight of my singing year. To be immersed in the world of singing together with others for a long weekend is utterly joyous.” Singing retreat attendee, September 2023
We can cater for the vast majority of dietary requirements – please include a note in the ‘Additional information’ box at the checkout stage, or email firstname.lastname@example.org with details of any requirements/restrictions (e.g. vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian, gluten free, allergies or intolerances).
Glenthorne is a Quaker guest house and conference centre in the heart of the Lake District, two minutes’ walk from the beautiful village of Grasmere. It offers a relaxed welcoming atmosphere, comfortable accommodation, and delicious home-cooked meals in stunning surroundings.
Grasmere has a general store, newsagents, chemist and post office, many quality gift and book shops, a garden centre, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants. Grasmere church, Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount, are open to the public interested in Wordsworth and his life in the lakes and are only a short distance from Glenthorne. Walks, both relaxing and more arduous, are numerous and start from right outside the front door of Glenthorne.
*Sold out* Single occupancy of a double ensuite room £640 per person
*Sold out* Single ensuite room £600 per person
Single occupancy of a twin room with a shared bathroom £580 per person
*Sold out* Single occupancy of a twin ensuite room £620 per person
Sharing a double or twin ensuite room £550 per person
A £150 deposit is required to secure your place.
A further payment to bring your total payments up to 50% of the cost is due by Friday 31 May
Full payment is due by Friday 16 August 2024
Deposits are non-refundable except in exceptional circumstances. If a refund is given, an administration fee of £50 will be deducted.
Cancellations from 31 May to 29 June will be charged at 50% of the cost of the retreat.
Cancellations from 30 June to 30 July will be charged at 75% of the cost of the retreat.
Cancellations after 31 July will be charged at 100% of the cost of the retreat.
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Date: October 16, 2024
Start time: 17:00
Venue: Glenthorne Guest House and Conference Centre, Easedale Road, Ambleside LA22 9QH
Directions: By car From the North (A591) Take the 1st turning into Grasmere village (opposite The Swan), past the park, village store and other shops. Take the first turning on the right; this is Easedale Road (opposite a book shop). 300m up the slight hill; we are the first major building on the left. Car park at the rear. From the South (A591) Take the first exit off the roundabout into the village. Past the school, Church, Wordsworth Hotel and Red Lion Hotel, Heaton Cooper art studio is on the left, book shop directly in front of you. Turn left opposite the book shop into Easedale Road. 300M up the slight hill; we are the first major building on the left. Car park at the rear. By rail The nearest rail station is at Windermere. Catch the No 555 or the 599 bus from the station to Grasmere centre (approx 30 mins). From the bus stop walk back a few metres (opposite the book shop) and turn right up Easedale Road. Glenthorne is 300M up the slight hill; we are the first major building on the left. Car park at the rear. Local taxi Service 015394 35506. By bus Grasmere is serviced by a regular local bus service (approx every hour during the day), No 555 running between Keswick and Kendal. Alight at Grasmere centre and walk back a few metres (opposite the book shop) and turn right up Easedale Road. Glenthorne is 300M up the slight hill; we are the first major building on the left. Apart from the winter months an open top bus service No 599 also runs between Windermere and Grasmere at least twice an hour.