Thurs 5 – Sun 8 April: Sing the Cambridge Colleges

SING the CAMBRIDGE COLLEGES: a rare and exceptional opportunity to sing in four of the Cambridge colleges. Immerse yourself in glorious harmonies & the fun & friendship of singing together, sing in inspiring and beautiful settings and experience the colleges from the inside. Open to all, songs & harmonies taught by ear, no need to read music and you do not need to be a member of a Songways choir.

Thursday 5 to Sunday 8 April

If you would like to join a reserve list in case of cancellations, please email Jane.

Led by Jane Harris, Director of Songways, with guest tutor, Helen Chadwick, an accomplished singer, composer and song-leader. Coordinated by Julia Williams.

PRICE £205 per person (or £190 for those making their own way to and from Cambridge) excluding accommodation, which needs to be booked separately – see below.

DEPOSIT £50 (non-refundable)

BALANCE The balance will be due by 1 February.

Fifty-five singers from across the UK gathered for our last Sing the Cambridge Colleges in April 2017. Here’s what people said about it:

Fantastic – a real privilege

Absolutely superb

A wonderful weekend

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Singing Weekend in the Cambridge Colleges

Singing Weekend in the Cambridge Colleges, including:

Full programme of singing on Thursday (from 3pm), Friday and Saturday in four college chapels: Clare, Emmanuel, Downing and St John’s led by Jane Harris and Helen Chadwick

Tea/coffee refreshments in Clare College Great Hall on Thursday afternoon

Two course cafeteria dinner with a glass of wine on the Thursday evening in Clare College Buttery

Privileged access to the world-renowned Clare College Fellows’ Garden for an hour on the Friday afternoon

Free evening on the Friday to eat out in Cambridge

Three course feasting dinner (including wine) and social evening on Saturday at Fitzbillies restaurant (we will have sole use of the restaurant)

Free morning on the Sunday

Coach transport to and from Bath if required


The tutors will be Jane Harris, Director of Songways, and Helen Chadwick, an accomplished singer, composer and song-leader. The coordinator will be Julia Williams.

Jane Harris is a natural musician, an experienced choir leader, Director of Songways and an Old Member of Corpus Christi College. With her lively, clear and enabling teaching style, Jane brings out the best in singers’ voices, with open, resonant, heart-felt singing.

An exceptional teacher with a wonderful choice of songs

Helen Chadwick is an accomplished singer, songwriter, composer, performance creator and recording artist, with a background in theatre. She writes unaccompanied songs for voices and creates solo and group performances with Helen Chadwick Song Theatre. She has led fun and enriching singing workshops for over thirty years and has received wonderful reviews for her a cappella albums and song theatre work. Helen has a strong connection to Cambridge and several of the colleges including St John’s.

To sing such powerful words, set to such beautiful music, with such a supportive group and generous, kind leadership was a heart-opening experience

Chadwick… an exquisite find – The Guardian

Julia Williams will be coordinating the event, taking care of practical arrangements and helping to ensure that everything runs smoothly.

PRICE £205 per person (or £190 for those making their own way to and from Cambridge) excluding accommodation, which needs to be booked separately – see below.

DEPOSIT £50 (non-refundable)

BALANCE The balance will be due by 1 February.

Some colleges have rooms available on University Rooms website typically from £55 per night for a single room B&B. Twin and double rooms may be available in some colleges. The University Rooms website is updated regularly by the colleges and more rooms will be added for booking nearer the time. Or you may choose to stay in a B&B or make other arrangements.

Thursday 5 April 
Registration from 9am. Depart 9.30am | Arrive Cambridge approx 2pm

Sunday 8 April 
Depart Cambridge 1.30pm | Arrive Bath Avon Street Coach Park approx 6pm


£50 deposit is non-refundable. If you cancel giving more than 6 weeks notice: 75% refund of balance.  2-6 weeks notice: 50% refund of balance. Less than 2 weeks: no refund unless your place is taken by someone else, in which case 50% refund of balance. We recommend that you organise your own travel insurance.


You are responsible for your own safety at all times.

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