Run By Singers
Recommended by the Sunday Times as a Top 100 Holiday Provider, Run by Singers is run by two people, Nick Couchman and Jane Osgathorp, who began by organising singing trips abroad for their own choirs.
We organised our first two public ventures in 2003, one in Assisi and one in St Omer, France. These proved to be hugely popular and we have been encouraged – and persuaded – to organise similar programmes every year since. You don’t need to come as part of a choir – we make our own choir. Our holidays are for individual singers, couples and groups of friends. Most events are abroad but there are always one or two in the UK. All singing holidays conclude with a concert in a prestigious location.
Since that time we have sung in the Madeleine Paris, the Thomaskirche in Leipzig, and St Mark’s Venice. We have also travelled to Estonia, Salzburg, Ghent and Florence.
We take our singing seriously – but we also place a lot of emphasis on the social side. Finding good places to eat together and allowing plenty of time for sightseeing is important – particularly for non-singing partners. Our approach is simple really; we go to places that we know and love, to sing music that we love, and we enjoy spending time with other singers that share our passion.
We also organise an annual Summer School in the UK.
Our holidays and summer school places sell out very quickly so please visit our website and sign up to the mailing list to receive advance notice of future events.