Singing with Nightingales - Mon 3 Apr 2017


You are invited not just to listen to these birds in ear-tinglingly close proximity, but to share an evening around the fire, delving into your hosts’ and guest musicians' own funds of rare songs and stories.

Each night features a carefully chosen host - an ornithological expert and fund of knowledge on the ways of the woods - plus a very special guest musician. After a filling supper and fine drinking round the fire, the group of around 20 people each will walk in silence and darkness into the nightingale’s habitat, not only to listen to these majestic birds, but to share in an improvised collaboration; to experience what happens when bird and human virtuosi converge in musical collaboration.

In 2014, folk singer, song collector and nature lover Sam Lee began these reverent celebrations of this endangered bird through a BBC Radio 4 documentary. It won huge admiration, became ‘Pick of the Year’, and prompted a live reconnection of Sam’s fund of folk songs with this much admired but little heard songster. As the project grew, invited stars of the classical, world music and jazz communities came to play and by 2016, with BBC Radio 3 broadcasting the experience nightly, it had developed into an annual sell out excursion.

In 2017 the project expands beyond our original camp near Lewes in Sussex to include three new sites: Grafham Water Nature Reserve in Cambridgeshire, Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve in Essex, and Green Farm near Ashford in Kent.

To find out more and book tickets visit

**Note: if you are interested in this you need to book as soon as possible - the first date is 13 April 2017. Quote code reference CHORSOC_10PC to receive 10% discount to all events.**

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