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Fri, 04 Oct


Oblate Retreat Centre, Wistaston Hall

Singing Weekend at Oblate Retreat Centre, Wistaston Hall, Cheshire

Join us for a wonderful weekend of singing and relaxation in one of Cheshire's historic buildings who's story goes back to the 12th Century

Singing Weekend at Oblate Retreat Centre, Wistaston Hall, Cheshire
Singing Weekend at Oblate Retreat Centre, Wistaston Hall, Cheshire

Time & Location

04 Oct 2024, 16:00 BST – 06 Oct 2024, 14:00 BST

Oblate Retreat Centre, Wistaston Hall, Wistaston Hall, 89 Broughton Ln, CW2 8JS, UK

About the event

The Oblate Retreat Centre at Wistaston Hall can trace its history back to the 12th Century and is one of Cheshire's recognised historic buildings. The Hall is surrounded by peaceful gardens and scenic walks and is conveniently situated close to the towns of Crewe, historic Nantwich, and local amenities. In between our singing sessions, there is time to explore the surrounding gardens and become one with nature, sit for a while and listen to the birds or listen to the calming sound of running water as it flows down the stream along the side of the grounds. This is a place to spend time away from our busy lives to renew and revitalize from the challenges of life. The Hall is very accessible by car or public transport, with the train station just 5 minutes taxi ride away. There is a wealth of information on the Hall's website about the history, the area and places of interest to visit.

As always, Tim will lead our singers through an eclectic mix of music in his own fun and approachable style. The programme of music will be tailored to suit the participants on the holiday and encompass choral music in all its forms, from rounds and popular songs, through to more serious classical and sacred pieces. Some experience of singing in parts and ability to sight-read is preferable to get the most out of the weekend. We like to encourage our guests to entertain each other on Saturday evening which is our 'party piece night', although this is entirely optional and can be anything from reciting a poem or anecdote, to playing an instrument, singing etc. If possible, we also like to participate in a local Sunday morning service, which again is optional, but we try to learn some music over the weekend to take along.


£279.00 per person for returning guests

£299.00 per person for new guests

Please enquire about our rates for non-singers and day delegate rates which can be booked directly with us.

Rooms are ensuite and there is no single supplement. Places are limited so please book early. We can offer additional rates for any non-singers who might want to come along and just enjoy the area but not participate in the singing sessions.  

Outline of Itinerary:

Friday - 4pm arrival, welcome refreshments, dinner, introductory singing session

Saturday -  Breakfast, singing session, lunch, free time to explore the local area, dinner, 'party piece night'

Sunday - Breakfast, morning singing session (either at the venue or in a local church or chapel), lunch, depart after lunch

Cost includes meals stated in the itinerary above (please note timings and sessions are flexible to suit the groups requirements). A non-refundable deposit of £50.00 is required to secure your place on the holiday. We will send an invoice for further payment(s) when they are due. A full itinerary will be sent in advance of the event. No music will be sent in advance as it is not necessary to learn any pieces in advance. If you have any queries, please email us at

Notes: Tim Knight Music (‘TKM’) is GDPR compliant and our policy is available on request. Any personal details provided to us will only be used by TKM for the purposes of communicating about its products and services and not shared or sold to a third party. TKM reserve the right to replace Tim Knight as the Event Leader if, for any reason, he is unable to run the event. Participants are required to have their own valid travel insurance (please make sure this covers cancellation due to Covid) and attend TKM events at their own risk. Unfortunately we cannot offer a refund due to non-attendance as we are required to pay the venue in advance and will incur cancellation charges.

Book your place

  • Oblate Holiday Deposit

    This is a non-refundable deposit which secures your place on our holiday. We will send an invoice for further payment(s) when they are due and the balance when it is due. Please read the additional information regarding insurance etc on the event description.




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