A weekend in the country

We’ve just returned from taking 30 of our singers away on our second Away Weekend staying at the glorious Felden Lodge in Hertfordshire. Nestled in acres of lush green space just 30 minutes from London, we spent 48hrs singing, dancing, crafting, eating, laughing, and having a ball!

Our 2019 Away Weekend crew

Our 2019 Away Weekend crew

From a treasure hunt and pub quiz to yoga and mindfulness classes, with a Book Club, musical theatre geek out, orchestra, organised fun and a vocal masterclass thrown in, the weekend mixed all our favourite things into one big recipe and the outcome was delicious.

Some of our singers have shared their highlights below and you can watch favourites from our Instagram Stories here.

“It felt really good to get away for a weekend and be able to sing just for the love of singing without any pressure. And it was great to try new things as well. My highlight was definitely the piano bar.”
Tasha, member of The Starling Singers

“When I arrived home yesterday evening after the Starling Arts Away Weekend, I was very tired... but SO full of love and joy and with memories to last a lifetime!
From learning a Greatest Showman dance routine to drinking wine whilst singing along to Anna playing showtunes in our makeshift Piano Bar, it really was the weekend of my dreams! My highlights were our vocal technique workshop with Miri Gellert, teaching a super fun yoga class to my peers and getting involved with workshopping ideas for Anna & Emily’s new musical! There really is nothing like a weekend jam packed full of activities you love, with facilitators you love and sharing it with fellow choir members who have become more like family than just friends. Thank you Anna & Emily for another absolutely incredible Starling success! #choirlifeistheonlylife”
Pippa, member of Forte and yoga instructor

“Coming down now from an amazing Away Weekend high. I really enjoyed this year, it had a great mix of activities, from super-relaxed to super-energetic! Everyone involved puts in 100% and it makes it so easy to take some risks and try new things.”
Tom, member of Forte

A big thank you to all our singers who joined us and helped to make it such a memorable weekend. Here’s to the next one!