In the special atmosphere of Hawkwood, creative energies become vibrant. Singers achieve a level of musicianship and vocalism that only the calm supportiveness of such a place enables.
The feeling of simplicity and spaciousness that permeates the building and the grounds feeds the concentration of participants, and the virtuous circle of health and wellbeing makes the exploration of new repertoires and unfamiliar music a source of tremendous joy and personal fulfilment.
Gavin Carr, director of the Philharmonia Chorus and the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, is one of the UK’s leading choral conductors. His career encompasses a considerable experience in early and baroque music alongside many cutting-edge contemporary commissions.