Spotlight on a Song Workshops

Spotlight on a Song Handouts

Following the success of the Ignite Workshops, SPOTLIGHT ON A SONG is the new education opportunity provided by the Quartet of Nations Region 31 of Sweet Adelines International.

Each SPOTLIGHT ON A SONG workshop is led by a Director and Choreographer pairing from Region 31’s recent International competitor choruses. It is a one-day workshop in a location within reasonable distance for every chorus in Region 31, enabling you to travel there easily without incurring overnight accommodation.

Delegates will be provided with the music and learning tracks online (with password) of the songs that will be used in the workshop. The songs will be exciting and new!

There are six workshop locations. Whilst it is not necessary to attend your local workshop, each chorus has been allocated to a particular workshop. You can also attend more than one workshop if you wish! Each workshop will begin at 10am and finish by 5pm. Please bring your own lunch!

Questions? Please contact Alyson Chaney, Region 31 Education Coordinator,

Glenn Chaney and Helen Abbott - Lace City

Spotlight on South West

Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2017

Venue: Oake Village Hall, Saxon Close, Oake, Taunton TA4 1JA

Faculty: Glenn Chaney and Helen Abbott (Lace City)

Suggested for chapters: A Cappella Sound, Apple County, Plymouth Mayflower, Somerset Hills

Valerie Taylor and Amanda Prest - Vocal Dimension

Spotlight on Netherlands

Date: Sat, 2 Sep 2017

Venue: Fokker Center, Ijweg 1094, 2133 MH Hoofdorp

Faculty: Valerie Taylor and Amanda Prest (Vocal Dimension)

Suggested for chapters: New Land Singers, No Borders Show Chorus, Singing Unlimited

David Sangster and Norma Ferrier - Forth Valley

Spotlight on North West

Date: Sat, 4 Nov 2017

Venue: Mottram St Andrew Village Hall, The Sheiling, Wilmslow Old Road, Mottram St Andrew SK10 4QP

Faculty: David Sangster and Norma Ferrier (Forth Valley)

Suggested for chapters: Cheshire A Cappella, Heartbeat UK, Ignite UK, Milltown Sound, (Pros) BackBeat A Cappella

Gaynor Schofield and Chantel Parsons - Viva Acappella

Spotlight on Central

Date: Sat, 23 Sep 2017

Venue: Colonel Frank Seely School, Flatts Lane, Calverton NG14 6JZ

Faculty: Gaynor Schofield and Chantel Parsons (Viva Acappella)

Suggested for chapters: Cambridge Harmony, Lace City, Phoenix, Rhapsody UK, Sheffield Harmony, Zero Degrees Show Chorus

Glenn Chaney and Helen Abbott - Lace City

Spotlight on Scotland

Date: Sat, 11 Nov 2017

Venue: Portlethen Academy, Bruntland Road, Portlethen, Aberdeen AB12 4QL

Faculty: Glenn Chaney and Helen Abbott (Lace City)

Suggested for chapters: Aberdeen, Forth Valley, Hillfoot Harmony


Nancy Kelsall, Emma Shanks and Sandra Lea-Riley - Heartbeat UK

Spotlight on South East

Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2017

Venue: Warwick School, Noke Drive, Redhill RH1 4AD

Faculty: Nancy Kelsall, Emma Shanks and Sandra Lea-Riley (Heartbeat)

Suggested for chapters: London City Singers, Solent Sounds, Spinnaker, Surrey Harmony, Viva Acappella, Vocal Dimension





  • Members – UK: £20 | Eurozone: €30
  • Youth members (under 26) – UK: £10 | Eurozone: €15
  • Non-members – UK: £27 | Eurozone: €37
  • Youth non-members (under 26) – UK: £13.50 | Eurozone: €18.50