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Would you like to attend an inspiring singing holiday in a beautiful environment of tranquillity and space?

We invite you to join us for the Haute Saône in July 2017 as we organise and celebrate France’s International Creative Singing Week.

The International Creative Singing Week and its unique, enchanting environment bring a new dimension to musical experience. Leave your life at home behind for a moment, enjoy the beautiful French countryside, indulge in delicious food, meet and collaborate with fellow music lovers, and immerse yourself in a week of singing and other creative pursuits.

The event will be headed up by renowned Swedish conductor Robert Sund along with Dutch conductor Dion Ritten. Armed with a broad range of international experiences, they will join forces to offer a comprehensive and delightful choral music program.

The ICSWF consists of daily rehearsals and workshops where attendants will study fascinating choir music from different style periods. All of this takes place in a charming and cozy environment. The repertoire will be performed during a closing concert.

The singing week will take place from the evening of Sunday July 16th (arrival) until Saturday July 22nd, 2017 (departure). The event’s final concert will be held on the 21st of July in the historical church of Isches.

All attendants of the event will be a part of the choir. In addition, it is possible to register separately for participation in the Chamber Choir for applicants looking for an ambitious repertoire.

But it’s not only singing!

During the week you can participate in an intuitive painting workshop led by artist-musician Marianne Kokkelmans.

We’ll also offer a fascinating workshop called "Connection in your Choir”, led by Yvonne Rill.

Throughout the week, in addition to singing, you’ll be able to attend workshops, enjoy leisure time, take in the nature, and have access to professional massages should you so please. Our masseurs welcome patrons to their beautiful authentic farmhouse where they offer leisure-oriented classic massages. The cost of these massages is excluded from the costs of the singing week.

Of course, there will be many opportunities to explore the beautiful surroundings. Birgit Ritten and John Stevens of L'espace Chambre d' hôtes offer a wide information of walks and excursions.

The ICSWF will take place in the picturesque village of Bousseraucourt, in the Haute Saône (Region Franche Comté). You have to arrange the journey and your stay by yourself. Following your registration, you will receive a list of accommodations nearby. We will also share a list of all participants so you have the possibility to travel to the venue with other participants.

Interested in participating in International Creative Singing Week France? You can get more information here.