Monday, 10 August 2015

Sing from the Heart - singing holidays in Limousin, France

Just a few photos from a wonderful week of singing here at De Tout Coeur Limousin. Our 'Sing from the Heart' singing holiday (25 July-1 August 2015) welcomed singers of all abilities, ages and styles for a creative and fun week in the heart of rural Limousin, SW France. Here are just a few pics from the rehearsals and final performance night. So wonderful to see such smiling, singing faces and a real pleasure to be part of the week. 

We rehearsed from Sunday to the Thursday with the performance night being held on Friday night - to a supportive and friendly audience made up of friends, family and neighbours from the local community. We sang an eclectic selection of 5 group songs - including 'Horse with No Name' by America, 'Don't Stop' by Fleetwood Mac, 'California Dreaming' by the Mamas and Papas and 'Lightning Bolt' by Jake Bugg. Those who wanted to sing a solo were also encouraged and supported to do so (but there was no pressure to do this). For some performers this was the first time they had ever sung in public! A testament to their bravery and the fabulous support of the group and friendly audience. Feel the fear and do it anyway! 

The solo songs by group members ranged from a beautiful acoustic version of David Guetta and Sia's Titanium to a rocky skiffle version of Moondance by Van Morrison. 

As well as singing everyday we also had time to show our guests around the beautiful scenery and Lac de Vassiviere. We also enjoyed a trip to the market day at Felletin, as well as regular walks to the lake and in the surrounding countryside of the Millevaches Natural Park. 

Thank you so much to everyone who took part and joined us either as a singer or audience member. You helped create a memorable and thoroughly enjoyable week! We are looking forward to the next singing holiday already. 

If you are interested in joining any of our future Sing from the Heart singing holidays and workshop events here in France just get in touch either via the comments below or via De Tout Coeur Limousin.  As well as our singing weeks we also offer bespoke singing workshops at dates to suit you - from a weekend to a longer stay. This is available to groups or individuals. All ability levels are welcome - from complete beginners and those that only sing in the shower to those with more experience. We look forward to welcoming you and singing with you soon. 

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Jim, Viv, Chris and Steve with their version of  Bad Moon Rising

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Richard and Peter - with their version of Moondance by Van Morrison

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some of our lovely audience for the Sing from the Heart performance night

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a wonderful performance by Fran and Derek 

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Leon and his version of Neil Diamond's Hello Again with Peter on the guitar

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Eve with her characterful performance of 'Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz''

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Dora - singing for the first time in public. A lovely version of Time after Time by Cyndi Lauper

Ruth singing Violet Hour with Peter on guitar

Jane and Peter - a fabulous performance

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Chloe - and her beautiful acoustic version of Titanium

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Chloe and Julia - lovely harmonies on Runaway

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rehearsing 'Dream a Little Dream with Fran, Leslie, Eve, Chloe, Julia and Peter

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1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to our 2016 singing holidays and workshops :)


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