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Ischia Singing

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3rd - 10th May 2019

This is an 8 day holiday

£1,995 per person

Deposit: £400
Sgl Supp: £415
Please call 01453 823328 (UK)

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Welcome to the wonderful world of singing holidays!

My aim as tutor for these amazing holidays is to have as much fun as we can together, both with our singing and participating in all the fabulous activities and trips that have been scheduled. I like things to be relaxed, so we can be flexible about when we get together to sing, but it is good to have set-aside times in the day’s programme reserved just for our singing; those will generally be in the morning when we will warm up and learn some songs, and then a shorter period before dinner in the evening. There will also be times when we are out and about when we can sing in some really exciting venues; hopefully there will also be the chance to sing with a local choir, showing off what we have learned during our singing sessions.

There won’t be any other instruments other than our own voices … that’s all you need to bring. And you don’t have to read music as I will hope to teach you the notes as we go along (we may have crib-sheets for words though, if that helps). I love a varied repertoire of songs, so I hope there will be something to suit every taste, and we will hopefully be singing in 2-, 3-, 4-part harmony, and maybe even more. We are not necessarily aiming to put on a performance at the end of the holiday, though if we as a group feel we want to, we can do just that! Above all, we are mainly there for the sheer joy and fun of communal singing (leave pressure and stress behind!), such an inclusive and healthy activity, both physically and spiritually.

I look forward to meeting you all and sharing with you many memorable musical and happy holiday experiences!

Led by

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Jeremy Backhouse

Led by

Itinerary

Day 1 - NAPLES-ISCHIA

Fly from London to Naples airport. Here we meet our guides and transfer to Naples for a ferry to Ischia. Transfer to our hotel.
Hotel: TBC
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 - VILLA RAVINO OPTION "A"

A visit to the Villa Ravino today where we will find one an extraordinary garden with a vast display of cacti from all over the world. Peacocks, goats and ponies may be seen roaming freely here.
Here we will have the opportunity to sing, visit the gardens and enjoy our lunch.
Hotel: TBC
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 - ARAGONESE CASTLE & MICHELANGELO TOWER

On a tiny island linked to Ischia by a bridge, is the Castello Aragonese and Michelangelo’s Tower. According to legend, the famous artist once lived here and fell in love with a local poetess. Inspired, we will return to our hotel for an afternoon of singing.
Hotel: TBC
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 - LA MORTELLA GARDENS

William Walton and his wife, Susan, lived on the island at La Mortella. Here the beautiful garden created by Susan has views wonderful over the town of Forio. A visit to a local vineyard follows where we will have lunch and enjoy a singing session.
Hotel: TBC
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 - SANT'ANGELO

Most of this day will be dedicated to this unmissable place in Ischia: Borgo Sant’Angelo. A little paradise in the sea. Free time to explore the pedestrian village with lots of shops, restaurants, bars and wonderful sea.
Hotel: TBC
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 - FORIO - LOCAL CHOIR

At the Villa Mafalda hotel there will be a singing session with a local choir and a chance to hold a performance together.
Hotel: TBC
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7 - FORIO- COOKING DEMO

Returning to the Villa Mafalda hotel, the chef, who is also the owner and his wife, will show you how to prepare some of the most typical Ischia dishes. In the afternoon there will be a singing at the Villa Mafalda before returning to our hotel for our farewell dinner.
Hotel: TBC
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 - ISCHIA-NAPLES

Transfer to Ischia Port and then on to Naples airport for our return to London
Hotel: TBC
Meals: Breakfast

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Salisbury, England, UK
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01453 823328 (UK)

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