Thursday 26 November
We’ll be marking Thanksgiving Day with music linked to the extraordinary Mayflower journey 400 years ago including a traditional American favourite or two.
Online enrolment below
or email to arrange payment by cheque
Please make sure that you select the time that you would like ie 3pm or 7.30pm. The sessions will be identical.
Please make sure that you enrol each person who will be taking part by inserting the correct number of places at the checkout.
In September 1620, the Mayflower left Plymouth carrying 102 passengers—an assortment of religious separatists seeking a new home where they could freely practise their faith and other individuals lured by the promise of prosperity and land ownership in the New World. After a treacherous and uncomfortable crossing that lasted 66 days, they dropped anchor near the tip of Cape Cod. The custom of Thanksgiving, marked in America every year on the 4th Thursday of November, celebrates the survival of the first year by the pilgrims.
Each session will cost £5 per person. Sessions on the same day will include the same music, with a range of songs that we hope you will really enjoy and will be able to pick up quickly. This day will be different from any other in the series. There will be plenty of opportunities for harmonising if you wish!
We are both experienced users of Zoom and work to make this the best experience it can be. We prepare recorded tracks for use in the sessions so that it feels like you are singing with a group of people and you can distinctly hear your part.
Sessions are much more than just singing along, of course: we will provide sheet music and teach the songs as well as supporting your singing voice. There is also a chance to ‘meet up’ with like minded folks.
If you haven’t used Zoom before don’t worry ~ it’s very straightforward and we’re happy to help.
Once you have enrolled, you will be sent pdfs of any music required plus the link for the Zoom session. You can either print the pdfs or, if you have an additional device, read them from a second screen. If you can’t do either of those, let us know in good time so that we can help!
Frances and Christine will continue to help you to get the best from your voice in a friendly and informal atmosphere. As usual there will be opportunities for part-singing for those who wish.