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 11

Lullaby Workshop with Ariane

Friday 5 June 2020 | 11am - 11.30am

Zoom (Meeting ID: 883-7810-5234)

Singer Ariane will guide participants through two stunning lullabies which you can sing down the phone to young relatives while you're unable to visit during lockdown.

Coming up:

Week 12

Singalong Concert with Clare and Ariane

Friday 5 June 2020 | 11am - 11.30am

Zoom (Meeting ID: 892-4247-5781)

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.

Previous sessions:

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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