Our Previous Events

Sing Acapella with Bruce Knight

On the afternoon of 14 October 2017, around 50 of us, led by Bruce Knight, got together and learned and sang songs from a wide range of vocal traditions – from Sanskrit to Neil Young, from contemplative to energetic.  It was lovely to see some new faces this time, and to see how much we could achieve under Bruce’s guidance in such a short period of time.  Our thanks to him, and to everyone who came for another great workshop!

World Harmony Singing Workshop

Our World Harmony Singing Workshop took place on 25 March 2017, led by Brendan Taaffe.  We sang songs in traditional American harmony (early gospel), shape note style, from Zimbabwe, and Brendan’s own compositions.  It was a wonderfully relaxed day  producing lovely sounds, and our thanks go to Brendan for his good-humoured leadership of a lovely day.  Some feedback from participants:

‘Wonderful workshop yesterday – roll on the next time Brendan visits!’

 ‘I had a lovely time singing along and learning more about US song traditions.’

 ‘It was a really very good workshop. Perfectly paced, great teaching and I really enjoyed his explanations about the background to the songs. Fantastic day.’

All Aboard the Gospel Train!

Chris Rowbury led this one day gospel workshop on 1 October 2016.  Around 60 people came to learn and sing glorious gospel songs together, in three and four-part harmony.  We surprised ourselves by how much we learned, while also finding the time to enjoy a wonderful bring and share lunch.  Another enjoyable fundraiser for Talking in Tune;  many thanks to Chris and all who attended and sang with such gusto!

A Cappella Folk Feast

On 10 April 2016, led by Sally Davies, about fifty of us spent an afternoon learning and singing English Folk songs, in unison, harmony and rounds, amidst much concentration, laughter, and beautiful sounds.  This workshop, in common with all the others we run, has  raised funds to support Talking in Tune, so many thanks to Sally, and to all those who attended.

Stephen Taberner Workshop and Concert

On Saturday 10 October 2015, we enjoyed a bumper day of singing with Stephen Taberner.  In his workshop, attended by 60 people, we sang songs fom as far afield as Latvia and South Africa, and as you can see, a good time was had by all!

In the evening, Stephen, his double bass, Boadicea, his ukelele, Piglet, and his fellow Spooky Man, Callum, were in concert, supported by ReSound, the Cambridge a cappella choir.

Proceeds from both events go to Talking in Tune, to support our work.

Sing and Swim for Water 2015

sing and swim for water 2015

 The Talking in Tune Sing and Swim for WaterAid at Jesus Green Lido on 4 July 2015 raised  £2,420 for waterAid; enough to supply clean water for life to over 160 people in Ghana. Thanks to everyone who came, who donated, to everyone who helped, to the staff at the Lido, and to all the musicians and singers.
Happy swimming this summer!

April 2015 Gospel Workshop

On April 15th, we hosted a gospel singing workshop led by Michael Harper, accompanied by Abe Hampton on keyboard.  Sixty of us spent a wonderful afternoon singing glorious melodies and harmonies, and, incidentally, making some money for Talking in Tune!
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