Make a Joyful Noise 9-12 April 2021 (stay longer if you wish)

Workshop leader Sue Whorton

Course Details

In this workshop we wish to create a safe space in which we can use our voices together without judgement. Vocal exercises will be offered to help us make friends with different parts of the voice, and we will try out different styles of singing. Through the use of body, breath, prayer and silence we will get in touch with the intimate relationship between our interior world and the world outside.

The workshop is not just about making beautiful sounds, but rather singing with truthfulness, intent and meaning. This is what communicates. You do not have to be trained or to have ‘a good voice’ but if you are, there is always more to explore.  The aim of this workshop is to take the fear out of opening our mouths, enjoying the voice we have been given and being heard. Please bring along a song to work with, if you wish.



Accomodation for the workshop will either be at Les Jardins des Arts or in a nearby gite. All meals are included. Transfer by minibus or car will be provided to and from the airport or railway station in Poitiers. If you wish to travel by train, search for journeys from London St. Pancras via Lille to Poitiers. If you wish to fly, we will give details here in due course. If you are planning to come by car and are willing to take passengers, please let us know.

If you live in the area and wish to attend non-residentially you are very welcome. The workshop starts on 23 May at 9.30 am and finishes with lunch on 25 May. Lunch and evening meal are provided on 23 and 24 May and lunch on 25th.

If you wish to stay residentially, please fill in the online booking form below and send a £50 deposit via the payment button. Alternatively, please send a cheque payable to R & SE Whorton to our address: 7 Rue des Anciennes Ecoles, 79110, Valdelaume, FRANCE. The balance will be payable during your stay.

If you are coming non-residentially, please fill in the on-line booking form and pay during the workshop.

The cost of this course is £160 (non-residential €60)

To make an enquiry or to make a booking,



Deposit for Make a Joyful Noise