Want to try something a little different this year? Perhaps a tropical holiday with a twist? Back by popular demand, we are delighted to announce another date for an exclusive 5-day expert led “Caribbean Choir” singing workshop with celebrity and professional vocal coach Mike King.
Mike King is one of the UK’s leading contemporary vocal coaches, musical directors, choir leaders and arrangers. He has been involved in the music industry for 20 years, including signing a record contract at the age of 17. He has worked as a vocal coach on The Voice UK, helped smash a Guinness World Record by conducting 5,000 singers at Wembley Arena and directs choirs worldwide. He has worked with various international artists including multi-GRAMMY® winning singer Angelique Kidjo, GRAMMY® winning producer Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Rihanna), Mark Ronson, Boy George, Lily Allen and Florence Welch.
The workshop will consist of five 2hr morning vocal training sessions with Mike, leaving you the rest of the day free to explore or simply relax after choir practice. You don’t need to have sung before, this a great opportunity to try something different in a relaxed and informal atmosphere and most importantly HAVE FUN! Celebrate your achievements with the friends you have made as you perform together on 14 September.
The next Caribbean Choir will run:
10th – 14th September inclusive at Pineapple Beach Club, Antigua
We will accept bookings arriving anytime between 1-9 September 2019 on a first come first served basis.
Places are limited and subject to availability. Prices are from £1,520 per person based on a 7-night package from London Gatwick departing on the 08th September staying at Pineapple Beach Club in a Pool Terrace room. Deposits are available. Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
Take a look at the 2018 Caribbean Choir in Barbados here:
“It has been just an amazing experience and I’ve met some lovely people. And I’m just having a ball just singing songs I would never be singing,” 2018 participant.
How to book:
To Book Call the team at 01245 459 906 and quote “Caribbean Choir”
“Caribbean Choir” is a new addition to the all-inclusive wellbeing menu that already includes “firsts” in the Caribbean: floatfit®CARIBBEAN aquabase®, Colour Me Calm Club, Silent Cinema and Sketch Workshops. All activities on the free of charge wellbeing menu are exclusive to Elite Island Resorts.
Paula Whitehead, MD Europe, Elite Island Resorts said “We are delighted to add yet another option to our growing wellbeing menu. We believe in offering non-boot camp mind and body choices for our guests, particularly activities where the benefits continue after they return home and it’s easy for them to continue their new skills or habits learned – from simple mindfulness to core floating HIIT workouts. Singing is good for you, inclusive in its experience and a skill that can be continued back at home. Its physical and mental health benefits are increasingly recognised and we’re delighted to be offering a chance to try it with an expert in a Caribbean setting”
Professor Graham Welch, Chair of Music Education at the Institute of Education, University of London, has studied the developmental and medical aspects of singing for 30 years. He found that the health benefits of singing are both physical and psychological. “Singing has physical benefits because it is an aerobic activity that increases oxygenation in the blood stream and exercises major muscle groups in the upper body, even when sitting. Singing has psychological benefits because of its normally positive effect in reducing stress levels through the action of the endocrine system which is linked to our sense of emotional well-being. Psychological benefits are also evident when people sing together as well as alone because of the increased sense of community, belonging and shared endeavour.”
Other documented benefits of singing include: