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Concerts & Workshops Calendar 2019 

SONG OF THE HEART

A most exceptional day of Sacred Chant, Music, Poetry and Movement.

11am – 9pm Saturday 30th March 2019

The Study Society, 151 Talgarth Road, London W14 9DA contact 0208 748 9338

tickets £40 – £70 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/song-of-the-heart-tickets-53815806526


Nikki Slade the heart and soul of the Kirtan Movement in the UK.

Michael Ormiston & Candida Valentino Overtone/undertone Singing, Turkish Ney and Shawm, Frame Drums

Tibetan Singing Bowls, Whirling Wind Gongs, Indian Esraj and Harmonium

The Study Society Dervish Turning Sacred Movement and Meditation

Chloe Goodchild & Rebecca Nash Inspired by Rumi love poetry and deep listening by renowned devotional singer and

innovative voice teacher, acclaimed Jazz composer

and finally a Gong Bath with Sandira Michael


Mongolian Khőőmii (overtone) singing Evening Classes

These 6 Evening Classes are a rare opportunity to learn an authentic traditional Mongolian technique.

Listen to your own overtones as you discover the unknown depths

and heights of your voice through these enchanting sounds.

Open to anyone who wishes to explore the harmonic nature of their voice.


7pm – 9pm Thursday March 28th, April 4th/11th/18th/25th May 9th 2019

The Sonic Retreat Centre, Frome, Somerset BA11 3NG

Cost £100 Limited to 8 places booking Contact ormi_khoomii@yahoo.com

0777 2681 254 01373 474368


Tibetan Singing Bowl Workshop Part 1

Experience the magical sounds of the Singing Bowls, their history & use in meditation, relaxation & deep listening practices and learn the various techniques of making the bowls sing. Open to all, bowls provided

Pt 1 : 10am to 5pm Saturday 6th April 2019

The Sonic Retreat Centre, Frome, Somerset BA11 3NG

Cost £90 for both days in advance £50 on each day. Limited to 10 places

For details & booking Contact candidavalentino@yahoo.co.uk 07837 074505 01373474368


Tibetan Singing Bowl Workshop Part 2

Extended techinques for sound journeys & therapeutic sound massages. Playing experience required

Pt 2 : 10am to 5pm Sunday 28th April 2019

The Sonic Retreat Centre, Frome, Somerset BA11 3NG

Cost £90 for both days in advance £50 on each day. Limited to 10 places

For details & booking Contact candidavalentino@yahoo.co.uk 07837 074505 01373474368


GONG BATH with Michael Ormiston & Candida Valentino

7:30 – 9pm Sunday April 14th 2019

The HubNub Centre, Whittox Lane, BA11 3BY Frome, Somerset

Cost £15 in advance £20 on the day. Limited places

booking Contact candidavalentino@yahoo.co.uk 07837074505 01373 474368

Please bring water, Blankets, Pillow & Yoga Mat


Kirtan (devotional chanting) with Candida Valentino & Michael Ormiston

with accompaniment on Harmonium, Saraswati Veena, Bouzouki and drums.

7:30 – 9pm Wednesday 17th April 2019

The Sonic Retreat Centre Frome, Somerset BA11 3NG

Suggested donation £5 Limited places booking essential


Mongolian Khőőmii (overtone) singing Weekend Workshop

Led by Michael Ormiston

10am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday May11/12th 2019

with a free sound bath on Saturday 6:30pm

At Chater Valley Farm Pinfold Lane Pilton Rutland LE15 9PA 


Learn an authentic traditional Mongolian technique


Listen to your own overtones as you discover the unknown depths and heights of your own voice


The workshop is open to anyone who wishes to explore the healing & harmonic nature of their voice


Cost £100

bookings contact +44 (0) 1780 720660 M: +44 (0) 7768 466968 malcolm@chatervalley.com
www.chatervalley.com


Colourscape Festival Waddesdon Manor Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0JH

Sat 25 May – Sun 2 June 2019 10.30am-4.30pm, with music playing from 11am-3.30pm

By popular demand we bring Colourscape back to Waddesdon with a structure created specially to exactly fit the Aviary glade.  Long views of intense colour and light stretch out – the longest view ever created in Colourscape will appear in the ‘Aviary Colourscape’. Enter a new world where you can explore intense light, colour and space in 56 interlinked chambers and encounter unusual musical experiences during your journey.

Each day there will be different music and dance performances – resident musician, Michael Ormiston creates family-friendly free-flowing workshops for all on weekdays and at weekends we present Hurdy-Gurdy, panpipes, dance, flutes from around the world and a spectacular theatre-piece with dance and acoustic costumes. https://waddesdon.org.uk/whats-on/colourscape

Sacred Sound Concert with Michael and Candida

Plus workshops during the week. Details tbc

Saturday June 1st 2019 Chalice Well, Glastonbury.

Opening of the Many Paths, One Source Festival 1st -to 9th June2019

Chalice Well Trust Exploring Ways to Love, Peace & Wisdom


Jews Harps of the World Workshop

Sunday June 16th 10am – 4pm

SOAS Summer School, London

Booking https://store.soas.ac.uk/product-catalogue/short-courses/music-courses/jews-harps-of-the-world-sun-16th-june-2019

This one day workshop is an informative and informal introduction to the various Jews-Harps that Michael Ormiston has collected from Mongolia, Tuva, Kygyzstan, India, Nepal, Japan, Vietnam, Norway, Hungary and more. You will be able to discover the various methods of playing these small jewels of harmonic, melodic and rhythmic sound, as well as learn about some of their history and cultural context. No experience needed and instruments will be provided.


Mongolian Overtone Singing Khoomii evening classes

Monday 17th to Friday 21st June . 6:30 to 8:30pm

SOAS Summer School, London

Booking : https://store.soas.ac.uk/product-catalogue/short-courses/music-courses/mongolian-overtone-singing-khoomi-monday-17th-friday-21st-june-2019


Khöömii is an amazing style of overtone or harmonic singing where one person sings two or more distinct pitches at the same time. It originates among the nomadic people of Central Asia, particularly the mountain regions of Mongolia and Tuva. These workshops are an opportunity to learn this authentic traditional Mongolian technique. Listen to your own overtones as you discover the unknown depths and heights of your voice through these enchanting sounds. Open to anyone who wishes to explore the harmonic nature of their voice. With Michael Ormiston & Candida Valentino.


GONG BATH with Michael Ormiston & Candida Valentino

7:30 – 9pm Sunday June 30th 2019

The HubNub Centre, Whittox Lane, BA11 3BY Frome, Somerset

Cost £15 in advance £20 on the day. Limited places

booking Contact candidavalentino@yahoo.co.uk 07837074505 01373 474368

Please bring water, Blankets, Pillow & Yoga Mat



Four Winds – Festival of the Flute

August 9th-11th 2019

Nigel Shaw and Carolyn Hillyer have invited

Michael and Candida have been invited to play pieces from their vast collection of wind instruments.

Details https://www.seventhwavemusic.co.uk/four-winds-festival-of-the-flute/

Lower Merripit Farm, Postbridge, Dartmoor, Devon, England PL20 6TJ


Spirit Fest UK Summer Gathering

15th-18th August 2019

The Clophill Centre, bedfordshire. shefford road, clophill, beds. mk45 4bt

Michael and Candida in concert and running workshops

http://www.spiritfestuk.org/summer-gathering-2019.html


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