There are nine Salon Saturdays throughout the year - five from February to June and four from September to December. We normally start at 11am and end at 4pm. A homemade lunch is served in the middle of the day.

The venue is a couple of miles north of Lewes in East Sussex and an hour from London. There is parking for those driving and, for those travelling by train, the trains arrive into Lewes from London Victoria at 10.52am (leaving Victoria at 9.47am) on a Saturday. There will be lifts available for anyone arriving by train.

Occasionally it is possible to offer an extra place and so if you are interested in joining the group, please contact Pippa. It is not essential to commit to every date and this can be arranged informally.

Pippa devises and directs each Saturday and also invites colleagues to work with the group. Days have included 'Movement and Singing' with the highly experienced choreographer/director, Clare Whistler; a 'Lieder' day with the admired Tenor, Adrian Thompson; a 'Song Repertoire' day with the highly regarded, Brian Parsons; 'Baroque obliggato Arias' with instrumentalists and Red Priests' spectacular harpsichordist, Howard Beach - as well as a weekend in a Recording Studio, working with conductor, John Hancorn, and experienced coaches and repetiteurs, such as Lesley Anne Sammons and Nick Bosworth.


This year, Singing Salon is extremely lucky to be working with the experienced and skilled opera director, Ian Rutherford (Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Glyndebourne), who will be directing our new programme for The Royal Pavilion (

In 2018, we started the year with a day singing Violin and Voice repertoire - Holst, Eric Whitacre, Massenet - with the superb violinist, Julia Bishop ( 'Age of Enlightenment' Orchestra and 'Red Priest') and then went on to repeat our sell our performances of 'Operatic Adventures and Decadent Dining' ( at The Royal Pavilion in Brighton, before going out to Spain to sing two Gala performances in the first 'Jimena de la Frontera'  Festival in Andalucia. The year ended with a newly devised programme by Pippa, 'A Christmas Parlour', for The Royal Pavilion. 

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