A Place to be Real Together

Feast of Song

A varied menu of music and singing over the weekend of Advent Sunday


Friday 1st - Monday 4th December 2023


Space is available on this event! :-D


Cartoon image of choir

The long weekend for anybody who loves music and singing. A time to listen, to share, to sing, to learn. It's not about perfection: if you can sing at all you'll enjoy this. (If you play an instrument, do bring that along too.)

  • A morning of fun workshops when we can move, breathe, explore and expand our singing horizons. With Claire Shaw a vocalist, creative workshop leader and arts education professional with over 20 years of arts education experience cultivated in both the UK and the USA. More about Claire.
  • A seasonal concert by top local choir Cantamus, of which Othona's book-keeper Andy Davey is a member: "sublime music, sung to a high standard". (Ticket price included)
  • A session in chapel simply singing the hymns, songs and carols associated with Advent (not Christmas) under the guidance of expert accompanist Brenda Stephenson
  • "Let's Write a Song!" - a light-hearted session with Othona warden Tony Jaques who has a sideline in creating everything from spiritual chants to comic songs. We'll focus mainly on lyrics.
  • An evening when each of us gets a chance to share our own favourites in recorded music

What can equal the uplifting feeling of creating harmony and singing our heart out with others, especially when the words we sing have power to move us too?

And all this in the context of our community gradually turning its attention towards Christmas. Log fires, great home-cooked food, Bridport Market for artisan gifts, contemplative time in chapel each morning and evening... what better way to enter the Advent season?

If your non-singing friend/partner wants to come and just be audience, by the way, that's okay too. As a special bargain we offer half price this weekend for any second person on your booking, sharing your bedroom (twin beds or double). 

Fee Types

You are genuinely welcome to choose whichever rate suits you

(Learn more about our Pricing Policy & Bursaries)

Special deal: a second person sharing your bedroom can come for half price (see above)

Standard £235  aims to cover our real costs
Basic £190  if all pay Basic, Othona has to cut staff & activities
Benefactor £280  helps us afford Basic Rate and Bursaries
Deposit £  30


Arrival + Departure Times

(Learn about Arrival+Departure)

Arrive between 4.00 - 6.30 pm
Depart after 10.30 am


01 Dec 2023 18:30 to 04 Dec 2023 10:30
Othona Community, West Dorset
Coast Road
Burton Bradstock
Landline: 01308 897130