The Unthanks are a Mercury-nominated folk band. They have collaborated with Sting, Orbital and Portishead. They count Ewan McGregor and Nick Hornby as fans. All of which is to say they’re a pretty big deal. And, earlier this year, they formed a new choir. With me and 14 other amateur singers — no talent necessary. And it only took us four days. How’s that for bragging rights?
A Singing Retreat in a luxury Masseria within a nature reserve, on the beach and in Sicily. You can’t go wrong can you?
“Thank you both for all the personal care, the encouragement, the opportunities, the food and everything; it’s been absolutely one of the best holidays I have ever had – and you can quote me! You might like to know that I am now primed to start singing lessons later in the summer”
Subsequently featured in The Sunday Times, this was a truly inspirational folk singing holiday with Mercury nominated UK band The Unthanks.
“During a break on our first morning, I heard them working on harmonies in a medieval passageway, as swallows darted past outside and lavender scented the air. Their voices were beautiful, weaving in and out of one another like cotton threads. I felt very lucky”.
The Sunday Times
Vienna Singing Break 2015. A rerun of our Vienna Singing Break in 2014 as featured in the Sunday Times. Luxury accommodation in the heart of Vienna combined with seeing Simon Rattle’s final performance with the Berlin Phil at the world famous Musikverein. Then at the Vienna Staatsoper with caught up with Juan Diego Florez in Don Pasquale. The final cherry on the Sachertorte was a performance by us with members of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra.