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Singing trip to Siena planned for Spring 2020

We’re thrilled to have secured exclusive use of an historic villa nestling in the hills above the beautiful city of Siena in Italy, from 15-19 April 2020, for a special trip to suit experienced singers. The villa is situated in its own vineyards and olive groves; it has its own swimming pool, good rehearsal facilities and an excellent, wood-fired pizza oven. It is within easy reach of Siena, where attendees will perform a concert in the University Chapel on the Saturday night accompanied by a period ensemble from the city.

Directed by our CEO, Manvinder Rattan, this trip is designed for singers who’ve amassed a fair amount of choral experience and who have good notation reading ability; repertoire is yet to be confirmed, but may well include Handel’s Dixit Dominus. There will be a mixture of rehearsal and leisure time, too. The package includes:

  • Coach transfers to and from Florence airport
  • Bed & breakfast accommodation in a combination of single/twin/double rooms
  • Three lunches, all day tea and coffee, plus a plentiful supply of homemade cake!
  • Opportunities for guided tours of the vineyards, historic villa and olive groves

Depending on currency movement, the price will be £470-£500, and participants are free to make their own travel arrangements for flights to and from Florence. At this stage, we’d just like to know if you’re keen to join us; please click here to register your interest.