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While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Seleta from Buena Vista, GA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 03/08/15 - 03/13/15
Loved this program!! I met great people and was able to sing with them! Mary Lu and Cindy were superb and fun!

Michael from Englewood, FL Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 03/08/15 - 03/13/15
Excellent program. If you enjoy singing, this is for you. Set in fresh, airy surroundings with decent accommodations. Meals are very modest, however. Director is superb.

Jeanne from West Bend, WI Number of programs attended: 16
Date attended: 03/08/15 - 03/13/15
One of the best programs I have attended. Wonderful director, lovely location, good food, challenging and delightful content. I really appreciated the opportunity to learn more music and perform in a group chorus with other dedicated, fun-loving people. This program attracts really good musicians and we all learn from each other as well as Mary Lu and Kevin. I will do it again.

Susan from La Palma, CA Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 03/08/15 - 03/13/15
What fun! Mary Lu is amazing. She takes a group of people who do not audition and, therefore, their skill level is unknown and makes beautiful music. You should hear our CD: glorious! The songs range from challenging anthems to spirituals to patriotic to show tunes. She adds talented musicians from the local high school for a fabulous concert. Even on a very rainy evening, approximately 150 enthusiastic folks were in the audience.

Virginia from Forest, VA Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 03/08/15 - 03/13/15
I first went to this program two years ago and enjoyed it very much. This year, the second time around, was even better and I can certainly second all the positive comments written by others who were there this year.

Jake from Grand Rapids, MI Number of programs attended: 58
Date attended: 03/08/15 - 03/13/15
The Choral Workshop program at St. Simon Island continues to be an excellent source for choral appreciation. The surroundings and the accommodations are superb. It is a week well spent.

Rosslyn from Clearwater, FL Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 03/08/15 - 03/13/15
If you are a singer that enjoys singing with a chorus, having a goal and performing in a delightful concert with an appreciative audience, then this program is for you! I look forward to coming to "Camp" every year--all I have to do is show up on time and have a great experience singing all day and into the night. (Don't have to cook or do housekeeping either for five whole days!!)

Sally from Marietta, GA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 03/08/15 - 03/13/15
This was my 2nd "Singing in the Sun" and if you love to sing (morning, noon and night)and love a variety of music and appreciate a fabulous Director and accompanist and like to hang out with a fun, friendly group of folks who love music as much as you do...all in a magical setting, then this is the program for you!

Kathleen from Bellingham, WA Number of programs attended: 12
Date attended: 03/08/15 - 03/13/15
Terrific program with music that was both challenging and easy and all a joy to sing! Come join us--you won't be disappointed!

Nancy from Lexington, KY Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 03/09/14 - 03/14/14
I came with my father who needed to borrow a wheelchair because of his mobility challenges. I can't say enough about the kindness and helpfulness of Cindy, who took care of local arrangements, and also of the choral director, Mary Lu, in accommodating my father's needs. He and I had a wonderful time. We enjoyed the dynamic singing, the fellowship with talented and interesting music lovers, and also the beautiful and peaceful location of this program. We hope to come again!

Marian from Kingston, ON Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 03/09/14 - 03/14/14
Come to the music! Clap your hands! Celebrate! These words come quickly to mind as I recall the wonderful experience of "Singin' In the Sun". Thankyou to all the organizers, instructors and new friends who made it such a memorable week.

Lillian from Chapin, SC Number of programs attended: 19
Date attended: 03/09/14 - 03/14/14
I have returned to this program every year for more than ten years! Each year I learn how to improve my skills in choral singing through the exceptional talents of Mary Lu Norris. She makes hard work fun! Each year I greet old friends and meet new ones from across the US and Canada. Each year when I am tired of winter, I welcome the beginning of spring in this lovely place. I will be back next year!

Michael from Englewood, FL Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 03/09/14 - 03/14/14
A great way to improve your vocal techniques, learn new material under the direction of a very capable director. The participants are friendly and diverse. All this in a beautiful setting on St. Simons Island, GA.

Lorraine from Bowen Island, BC Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 03/09/14 - 03/14/14
This is a fantastic and challenging week of choral singing, fun, friendship and it all happens on the beautiful grounds of Epworth by the Sea. Mary Lu Norris is a superb director and Cindy D. is a master of organization and good humour. I highly recommend this program if you love to sing and have a laugh along the way. The field trip to Jekyll Island was also very entertaining.All in all a program of great value and one that creates lasting memories and friendships.

Susan from La Palma, CA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 03/09/14 - 03/14/14
I recommend this choral workshop to anyone who loves to sing in a group. We had plenty of rehearsal time and the concert was a smash hit -- the 200+ people attending the performance gave us a standing ovation. Our conductor really knows her stuff and ensured that we sang to the best of our ability. We had all levels of singers in our group. Everyone was friendly and enthusiastic. The conference grounds are lovely -- it was a beautiful setting for a perfect week!

Sally from Marietta, GA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 03/09/14 - 03/14/14
I thought I already posted my review, but I never saw it (probably due to the technological pitifulness of the poster)so if this is a duplicate, I apologize. As I was singing "Beautiful Savior" in my church choir yesterday, I still had "The Ground"; "On my own"; "Hallelujah" etc. whirling around in my head and heart and probably will for a long time to come. Last week was extraordinary! A group of really nice people who love to sing as much as I do; an unbelievably talented and energetic director; a fabulous accompanist, who just happened to have a fabulously talented singing wife; a very calm, sweet, organized program director who made sure everything went smoothly. Blessed am I for being part of "Singing in the Sun" P.S. Also loved being at Epworth....Thanks to all...Sally Rhoden Marietta, GA

Sandra from Fountain Valley, CA Number of programs attended: 46
Date attended: 03/09/14 - 03/14/14
Lovely site, beautiful, historic site, wonderful choices of music, and a very, very knowledgeable Director. Fun field trip. Good food. What more to ask

Claudia from Newtown, CT Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 03/09/14 - 03/14/14
We had an experienced and talented group of singers. I am a newer adult singer and found the program challenging in a positive way. The director, Mary Lu, is an incredibly accomplished and talented musician and conductor. I learned so much. Really, I grew by leaps and bounds. We worked hard and the resulting performance [packed house and standing ovation wow!] was very satisfying. The setting is lovely and so nice to get a break from my Yankee winter in March.

Bette from Newton Highlands, MA Number of programs attended: 36
Date attended: 03/09/14 - 03/14/14
"Singing in the Sun" was a wonderful experience. Anyone who loves to sing and enjoys the challenge of learning vocal techniques, new music and meeting new music loving people should attend. I've attended this one for 12 years with more to follow.

George from St Pete Beach, FL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 03/09/14 - 03/14/14
A group of very friendly and considerate singers, with significantly different skills, work hard over four days/nine rehearsals to present a concert of popular and classical pieces, with modest instrumental orchestrations. Great location with little pressure to be "professional" sounding; fulfilling for those who really care for music, "Halleluia!"

William from Gainesville, TX Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 03/09/14 - 03/14/14
If you love to sing, this program is for you. The choral director is superb, the accommodations are wonderful, and the fellow participants are warm and friendly. I was worried that I could master the material, but at the end of the week I felt confident to participate in a sterling performance for a large and appreciative audience.

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