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singing vacations/holidays

I would like to find information on singing vacations/holidays in U.S., Europe or Canada. This would be for an individual, not a choir. I am aware of the Berkshire Choral Festival, would like to find out about additional similar opportunities. Thanks!
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on March 2, 2013 3:15am
Another singing vacation in the New England area is a week, August 11- 17, 2013, at Camp Ogontz near Littleton, NH, sponsored by the Chorus of Westerly (RI), and led by English choral conductor David Hill.  Details at
C. Clapp
on March 2, 2013 3:21am
Hello Nancy,
Consider Festival 500: Sharing the Voices in St. John’s, Newfoundland (Jul3 3 to 10 this year). This is one of the best festivals I have ever been to. You can sing in the Adult Massed Choir (this year conducted by Bob Chilcott), sing in the Festival Choir (conducted by Sandra Snow), hear a wide array of international choirs and vocal ensembles in concert (adult and youth), go to workshops given by eminent choral musicians as well experience the warm hospitality of Newfoundlanders and enjoy breathtaking scenery. The website is
Pat Abbott, Choral Conductor, Montreal
(Festival 500 Ambassador)
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on March 2, 2013 6:37am
Hi Nancy
I went to Festival 500 mentioned below by Patricia Abbott.  It was a great event and is everything she says in her post.  If you are looking for a workshop type environment where you can attend various sessions both instrumental and vocal and have a chance to participate in an abbreviated (learned in one week) broadway show, you might consider attending Lakefield Music Camp -  One of the people I met at Lakefield told me about Peter Dent's Sing to the Lord tour.  People from around the world learn the chosen music on their own and join together in Prague to form a choir that performs in some amazing churches while on a bus tour thorugh Europe.  You'll find the iteneray for this year at  I've particiapted in these three and would recommend them to anyone.
There was also a post through ChoralNet just the other day for RelaxSing for a week in Tusany.   The King's Singers are holding a summer school in July 2013 with details on their website.  The following is a list I recently sent to my fellow choir members with a bunch of other opportunities.

Singing Holidays in various places

Berwang Holiday Music Course -


Berkshire Choral Festival -

Choral Workshops in France -

Chorus of Westerley Summer Choral Workshop -

Association of Canadian Choral Communities -

Choirs Ontario - list of festivals -

Nova Scotia Choral Federation - Adult Summer Camp -

Oxford Church Music - this link if for a Vienna/Prague trip but they also do one in Oxford, England and have done Italy.

Paradise Courses (holdiay retreats in Fiji) - Choral or Gospel a cappella

Singing Holidays Run by Singers for Singers -

Sherborn Summer School of Music -

Singing Holidays -

The Tuscany Project -

Umbrian Serenates -

Village Harmony Summer Camps -

Good luck and have a great holdiay!


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on March 4, 2013 11:12am
This is exactly the information I have been looking for,  for some time. Thank you all so much!!
Nancy Karp
on March 5, 2013 7:36am
I lead singing workshops that have a different slant than the above. I call them "Singing with Courage". They are not performance-driven. There's no sheet music, and there's no judgment. They're designed to help people find their voices and improve as singers. We create a supportive and fun atmosphere that encourages folks to find the courage to confront their fears and self-criticism. Sometimes it's about much more than mere singing! I have one coming up in June in New Hampshire. I also do one every winter in Hawaii !  Message me more information if you're interested.
on March 15, 2013 4:10pm
Hi Nancy,
I've just seen your post and thought I would let you know about our singing holidays and retreats.  We run fun and uplifting soul, jazz, gospel singing experiences here in the UK, in southern Spain and on the beautiful island of Barbados.  They are for people who enjoy singing, for singers of all levels who just want to meet new friends and have a great time singing in stunning surroundings.  For more information please visit and
Hope this helps.
Best wishes and happy singing!!
Mike King
on March 16, 2013 6:16am
Nancy Karp
on April 9, 2013 6:00am
Hi Nancy, and other interested singers!
The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble holds wonderful workshops, focusing mainly on small group ensemble singing.  Weekend and 5-day sessions are held at Smith College, Northampton, MA during the summer, and sessions are held at other venues during the rest of the year (a one-day workshop coming up in Scarsdale, NY, on June 1).  The ensemble members are remarkable singers, teachers and facilitators, and there is a great variety of music for all levels of participants.  See their website!
Sylvia Lipnick
on June 13, 2013 11:37pm
There are a lot of musical or song concerts are going to organized across the world like USA,UK,German etc. You need to search online for more information.
Have Fun!!!
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