I have no personal experience with this, but thought it might be of interest to others...
it's in Healdsburg (Sonoma County, California, not far from San Francisco).
CHORAL HARMONY RETREAT AT BISHOP'S RANCH WITH LAUREN CARLEY
August 15 -20, 2010, 5-night, 6-day singing retreat in at the Bishop's
Ranch. Learn and sing Appalachian, sea chantey, southern gospel,
contemporary American and European sacred semi-classical. No audition
-learn, rehearse and perform, explore your voice and be in your body.
Arrangers may include Northern Harmony, Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter
Zara Bode, Portland singer/banjo player/songwriter, Leela Grace, Bounding
Main Sea Chantey quartet from Wisconsin, folk composers/ arrangers/singers,
Richard Amidon, Malcolm Dalglish, Linda Tillery, Bobby McFerrin, Becky
Reardon, Ysaye Barnwell & Melanie Damore & Moira Smiley.
The cost for teaching, food and lodging is $890. for lodging, prize-winning
food and instruction.
We will rehearse and sing in Bishop's Ranch lovely mission-style, resonant
chapel. Grace Cathedral Boy's Choir retreat is concurrent with ours and
invite us to listen to daily Evensong.
Register and reserve space by July 1, 2010: Call: 510 652-1298 or e-mail:
lacarley at gmail.com. See www.lcarley.com <http://www.lcarley.com/> for more
Lauren Carley, mezzo-soprano, performs with her ensembles Polyhymnia and
Schola Adventus, and tours her original cabaret featuring the music of Kurt
Weill. Ms. Carley teaches the Joy of Singing for UC Berkeley's Osher
Lifelong Learning Institute, maintains a private voice studio, teaches Sight
Singing 101 for Singers, conducts Bay Area community choruses, and leads the
Joy of Singing in Sacred Spaces vocal workshop each summer in Italy. Past
appointments include Vocal/Choral Director for the Oakland Public
Conservatory of Music, Oakland Youth Chorus choral conductor, Guest
Professor in Drama at Colorado College, Adjunct Professor of Voice at New
York University and NYC American Musical and Dramatic Academy Vocal Faculty.
Announcement and discussion of activities such as musical workshops, concerts/performances, music competitions etc.
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