Times are hard at the moment so why not retreat with us?

Every Friday at 11am we will bring you a live online workshop or concert via Zoom. Consider it a 30-minute coffee break to escape lockdown and learn something new with some musical enlightenment.

Anyone with an internet connection can join and you don't need to turn on your webcam. We will keep everyone's microphones muted so no one will be able to hear you and you can sing to your heart's content! There will also be a chat option so you can write in comments and questions.

 

Download lyrics for all of the songs covered so far:

 

Warm-up those lungs with some breathing exercises led by Ariane:

 

 

 

 

 

 

noun: retreat; plural noun: retreats

1. a quiet or secluded place in which one can rest and relax. "Their country retreat in Ireland"

2. a period or place of seclusion for the purposes of prayer and medication. "The bishop is away on his annual retreat"

Similar: refuge, haven, resort, asylum, sanctuary, sanctum, Santorum, hideaway, hideout, hiding place, cottage, dacha, shelter, cabin, den, lair, nest, hidey-hole

This Week:

Watch the practice videos:

Week 16

Lullaby Workshop with Ariane

Friday 10 July 2020 | 11am - 11.30am

Zoom (Meeting ID: 837 7856 1442)

Ariane will guide participants through Ukrainian lullaby, Sleep, my darling little son and the original German version of Brahms's Lullaby which you can sing or reteach to your young relatives as lockdown restrictions begin to ease.

Coming up:

Week 17

Medieval Song Workshop with Ariane

Friday 17 July 2020 | 11am - 11.30am

Zoom (Meeting ID: 885 3539 7192)

Ariane will guide participants through a glorious medieval song. Practice video and lyrics coming soon.

Week 18

Singalong Concert with Clare & Ariane

Friday 24 July 2020 | 11am - 11.30am

Zoom (Meeting ID: 843 3205 9239)

Mezzo Ariane Prüssner is joined by soprano Clare Norburn to present a singalong concert featuring the pieces covered in the last two workshops and a few glorious solos.

Week 19

Sephardic Song Workshop with Ariane

Friday 31 July 2020 | 11am - 11.30am

Zoom (Meeting ID: 842 2155 3722)

Ariane will guide participants through another lovely Sephardic song to add to your singing catalogue. Practice video and lyrics coming soon.

Week 20

Lullaby Workshop with Ariane

Friday 7 August 2020 | 11am - 11.30am

Zoom (Meeting ID: 864 0136 2854)

Join our Ariane as she guides participants through another lovely lullaby which you can sing or reteach to your young relatives. Practice video and lyrics coming soon.

Week 21

Singalong Concert with Clare & Ariane

Friday 14 August 2020 | 11am - 11.30am

Zoom (Meeting ID: 885 4809 3870)

Mezzo Ariane Prüssner is joined by soprano Clare Norburn to present a singalong concert featuring the pieces covered in the last two workshops and a few glorious solos.

Previous sessions:

Watch the concert:

Week 15

Singalong Concert with Clare & Ariane

Friday 3 July 2020 | 11am - 11.30am

Zoom

Mezzo Ariane Prüssner was joined by Soprano Clare Norburn to present a singalong concert featuring the pieces covered in the last two workshops and a few glorious solos.

Watch the workshop:

Week 14

Sephardic Song Workshop with Ariane

Friday 26 June 2020 | 11am - 11.30am

Zoom

Join Ariane on Zoom as she guides participants through another beautiful Sephardic song to add to your singing catalogue.

Watch the workshop:

Week 13

Hildegard Workshop with Ariane

Friday 19 June 2020 | 11am - 11.30am

Zoom

Ariane Prüssner kicked off another three-week cycle of workshop/concerts by guiding participants through Hildegard von Bingen's Studium divinitatis.

Watch the workshop:

Week 12

Singalong Concert with Clare and Ariane

Friday 12 June 2020 | 11am - 11.30am

Zoom

Soprano Clare Norburn and Mezzo-Soprano Ariane Prüssner present a singalong concert featuring the songs taught in the previous two workshops as well as other gems.

Watch the workshop:

Week 11

Lullaby Workshop with Ariane

Friday 5 June 2020 | 11am - 11.30am

Zoom

Singer Ariane guided participants through two stunning lullabies which can be sung down the phone to young relatives while they're unable to visit during lockdown.

Watch the workshop:

Week 10

Sephardic Song Workshop with Ariane

Friday 29 May 2020 | 11am - 11.30am

Zoom

Singer Ariane walked participants through the beautiful Sephardic song, Arvoles Lloran Por Lluvias.

Watch the concert:

Week 9

Singalong Concert with Clare & Ariane

Friday 27 May 2020 | 11am - 11.30am

Zoom (Meeting ID: 843-3727-0100)

Soprano Clare Norburn and Mezzo-Soprano Ariane Prüssner will present a singalong concert featuring the songs taught in the previous two workshops as well as other gems.

Watch the workshop:

Week 8

Pilgrim Song Workshop with Ariane

Friday 15 May 2020 | 11am - 11.30am

Zoom

Ariane guided participants through Polorum Regina, a piece from Llibre Vermell - medieval collection of Pilgrim songs they sang on their way to Montserrat (mountain-top monastery) which primary school children in Catalonia still learn to sing today. She then finished off with Los Set Gotx.

Watch the workshop:

Week 7

Sephardic Song Workshop with Ariane

Friday 8 May 2020 | 11am - 11.30am

Zoom

Singer Ariane continued the series with a singing workshop covering another beautiful Sephardic song, Avre tu Puerta and lullaby All Is At Rest.

Watch the concert:

Week 6

Singalong Concert with Clare & Ariane

Friday 1 May 2020 | 11am - 11.30am

Zoom

Soprano Clare Norburn and Mezzo-Soprano Ariane Prüssner presented a singalong concert featuring the songs taught in the previous two workshops as well as other gems and future workshop repertoire.

Watch the workshop:

Week 5

Singing Workshop with Ariane

Friday 24 April 2020 | 11am - 11.30am

Zoom

Ariane taught the lovely Sephardic song, Adio Kerida as well as O Lord, abide by us which can be sung as a round!

Watch the workshop:

Week 4

Lullaby Workshop with Ariane

Friday 17 April 2020 | 11am - 11.30am

Zoom

In this very special lullaby edition, singer Ariane taught two beautiful lullabies for you to then reteach or sing to your young relatives down the phone while you're unable to visit in person.

Watch Ariane's recap:

Week 3

Singalong Concert with Clare & Ariane

Friday 10 April 2020 | 11am - 11.30am

Zoom

Soprano Clare Norburn and Mezzo-Soprano Ariane Prüssner performed the two songs participants learnt in the previous workshops, as well as some other gems.

Laude novella chorus:

Lullay my child (child):

Watch Ariane's recap:

Week 2

Singing Workshop with Ariane: La rosa florese

Friday 3 April 2020 | 11am - 11.30am

Zoom

Ariane walked through the beautiful Sephardic song La rosa flroese - Track 1 on our Gardens of Delight CD. Order it here to practice.

Watch Ariane's recap:

Week 1

Singing Workshop with Ariane: Triste está el Rey

Friday 27 March 2020 | 11am - 11.30am

Zoom

Ariane introduced participants to Triste está el Rey, a beautiful Sephardic song about the sadness of King David who had a reputation as a singer and harpist.

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