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Singing in Sardinia, 2020

WHEN: September, 2020

WHERE: Sardinia

COST: TBC soon. Ball Park cost AUD- Early Bird $4050 + €300

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7 day singing adventure in Sardinia, Italy with an option to add on Corsica and attend the annual international polyphonic festival.

The Create Escape is proudly collaborating with local singers in Sardinia and Stuart Davis from Sydney to bring you this exciting creative cultural immersion.

  • Daily workshops with Stuart and quickly form a pop up choir
  • Singing sessions with local teachers including extraordinary Tuvan throat singing
  • Stay by the beach; walk and swim
  • Day tours where we will visit local singers and musicians and partake in exceptional hospitality in a traditional ‘festa’ (open house, traditional food, wine, song and clothing.
  • While in Bitti - a village arranged as an amphitheatre around the church of San Giorgio Martire - we will take a cultural tour, to the Museum of Rural and Pastoral Civilization, inside which there is the multimedia museum of Canto a Tenore, dedicated to polyphonic singing-  this is a UNESCO heritage site 
  • Truly delicious local food and wine.
  • This area is a paradise of seafood and meats, porcini mushrooms, pasta, cheeses and fabulous local wines

5 nights in Cala Gonome, visit Bitti, 2 nights in Alghero.

" The tour exceeded my expectations. It was a feast for the senses!   Having a group with a common interest made it gel much quicker so it felt cohesive and easy to integrate straight away.  You have a real talent in teaching singing. Thank you so much for a terrific and very memorable holiday.  " - Phillip & Elizabeth
" Hats off to you for your great relaxed teaching style. You worked wonders with us in such a short time. Thank you for a truly great trip.  " - Moya

Stuart Davis has been directing choirs in Sydney, Australia for 25 years. He also performs in a couple of small groups (The Lounge Quintet). Currently he directs 3 choirs and co-ordinates 3 other choirs in and around Sydney.  Stuart co-directed our 2018, Singing in Italy event and was our primary director of Singing and Sailing in Croatia, 2017.

Stuart says, ‘I’m indebted to Tony Backhouse and his very influential choir ‘The Cafe of the Gate of Salvation’.  It was here that I learned how a choir can be a village in itself - a real community, almost a family’.

'Every choir is unique, and everyone gets something special out of it, but the common things are sheer joy, relaxation and community.  It’s very common to hear from members that choir night is the highlight of their week.  In fact, many people have trouble sleeping after choir they are so stimulated!' The choirs all perform regularly, always raising money for something or other.  I believe in what I call ‘Double Happiness’ - do what you love but make sure it has some other positive effect somewhere else. Between the choirs, over the years, we have raised over $50,000 for various causes.  

Stuart is a lucky guy - ‘my job gives me immense joy, and I know that every week hundreds of other people are getting a similar dose of happiness.  Plus I know, there are villages in Africa, New Guinea, India and Vanuatu who have classrooms, wells, toilets and books just because we put on a few concerts’.

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