Over the weekend of September 9-11, the hills of the Angus countryside will be alive with the sound of music thanks to an innovative workshop being held at Balnaboth House in Glen Prosen.
Singing For Delight is a three-day, residential workshop combining the feel-good benefits of singing with the health benefits provided by the Alexander Technique.
Singing For Delight’s Christine Kydd, a renowned singer and voice specialist from Glasgow and who is now based in Angus, said: “You don’t need to be an experienced singer – or even to be able to sing – to take part in our workshop.”
“Singing For Delight is about getting the very best out of your voice, whether you want to sing in the shower, would like to make your voice heard at work, are keen to audition for a part in a musical or play or have a public speaking engagement on the horizon.”
Jeannie MacLean, the other half of the Singing For Delight team, said: “The Alexander Technique is about learning how to bring your body back into alignment, which, amongst other benefits, improves posture and breathing while also freeing your natural voice.
“As a result, the Alexander Technique has been successfully used for decades by actors, singers and public speakers.”
Singing For Delight involves three days of singing alongside others while also learning the basics of the Alexander Technique. “As well as discovering how to make the very most of your voice, this workshop is about enjoyment, relaxation and friendship,” continued Jeannie.
“Balnaboth House is a very special place and workshop participants will enjoy delicious food, excellent company, home comforts such as roaring log fires and the chance to get out and about in our stunning Glen Prosen surroundings, where red deer, golden eagles and red squirrels make their home.”
Christine added: “Some will be moving, some will be recognisable, some will be new, some will be fun – and some will just be plain daft. “And no-one will be asked to sing on their own – unless they want to.”
Singing For Delight is from September 9-11 and costs £275 per person, which includes tuition from Christine and Jeannie, accommodation at Balnaboth House, all meals and refreshments.
For more info about the September workshop and those taking place throughout 2017 visit www.singingfordelight.co.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org