Chanting classes & workshops

Oct. 4

One to One Sessions in Ipswich 
The Quaker Meeting House,
39 Fonnereau Road,
IP1 3JH, Ipswich
Please contact Mary to arrange an appointment time.

Oct. 20

Chanting in Ipswich
10.30 – 12.00
The Quaker Meeting House,
39 Fonnereau Road,
IP1 3JH, Ipswich
1-1 Appointments available in the afternoon.
Contact Mary to arrange a time.

Oct. 25

An Evening of Chanting & Meditation
7:45 – 9:15
The Complementary Health Care Clinic,
34 Exchange Street,
Norwich NR2 1AX
No need to book, just come!

Nov. 1

One to One Sessions in Ipswich 
The Quaker Meeting House,
39 Fonnereau Road,
IP1 3JH, Ipswich
Please contact Mary to arrange an appointment time.

Nov. 17

Chanting in Ipswich
10.30 – 12.00
The Quaker Meeting House,
39 Fonnereau Road,
IP1 3JH, Ipswich
1-1 Appointments available in the afternoon.
Contact Mary to arrange a time.

Nov. 22

An Evening of Chanting & Meditation
7:45 – 9:15
The Complementary Health Care Clinic,
34 Exchange Street,
Norwich NR2 1AX
No need to book, just come!

Dec. 6

One to One Sessions in Ipswich 
The Quaker Meeting House,
39 Fonnereau Road,
IP1 3JH, Ipswich
Please contact Mary to arrange an appointment time.

Dec. 15

Chanting in Ipswich
10.30 – 12.00
The Quaker Meeting House,
39 Fonnereau Road,
IP1 3JH, Ipswich
1-1 Appointments available in the afternoon.
Contact Mary to arrange a time.

(No chanting evening in Norwich in December)

 

Coming in 2019 . . . A New Workshop, March 2 in Ipswich!

Sound Body – Free Voice

11 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.
Quaker Meeting House
£45 / £35 (conc’s available, please enquire)
Contact Mary to apply
A £10 (non-refundable) deposit will hold your place

This workshop is for those of you who want to be in touch with the motor of your voice – what makes you sound? What makes your singing alive and meaningful? By working with the vocal body, the psyche and the spiritual dimensions of your voice, we can unleash your expression and inner musicality. This approach is based on my years of work in the field, and offers insights into how and why you voice the way you do. The singing and sounding will flow from there. I’m sure it will be an exciting and illuminating time together.
Get in touch if you want to discuss whether this is for you.

 

Regular events

Chanting in Ipswich

Every Third Saturday, 10.30am – 12.00pm
The Quaker Meeting House
39 Fonnereau Road,
Ipswich IP1 3JH
£10/ £7 conc’s

Chanting in Norwich

Every Fourth Thursday, 7.45pm – 9.15pm
The Complementary Health Clinic,
34 Exchange Street,
Norwich NR2 1AX
£8/£5 (2017 prices in effect for now)

Anam Cora events

December 8

Anam Cora sings:
The Darkness Shines – A Winter Vigil

In this Sung Meditation we dedicate ourselves to listening and waiting, to be alert, even in the darkness of not-knowing, whilst aware of the potential that lies deep within this season of “just about to wake-up.” This promises to be a gathering rich with silence and song, tuning in and quiet celebration.
I hope you can join us for this little hour together where we will weave songs, poems, sounding and silence into a meditation on this the darkest time of the year.

3.30 pm at St. Botolph’s Church,
Church Lane, Iken, Suffolk IP12 2ES
No tickets, donations on the door
Parking available in the field next to the church.
The programme will last about 45 minutes (max). Please dress warmly!

February 10

Anam Cora begin our Pilgrimage through the Cycle of the Year
Imbolc – The Return of Spring

In this Sung Meditation we celebrate the return of the light, and the stirrings of new growth.
I hope you can join us for this little hour together where we will weave songs, poems, sounding and silence into a meditation on this promise of this time of the year. Everyone welcome!

6.30 pm at St. Mary’s Church,
Church Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1DH
No tickets, donations on the door.

Performances and shows

14 December

“Off the Cuff” sings at the top of Norwich Market
11.00 – 1.00pm Christmas music with Mary & John,
Stop for lunch!

@The Norwich Market
Just below the war memorial,
The Market Place
Norwich, NR2 1NE

We promise to bring a smile to your day!

18 December

“Off the Cuff” sings at Surlingham Ferry
2.00 – 3.00pm Christmas music with Mary & John,
Plus afternoon tea!

The Ferry House
1 Ferry Road, Surlingham,
Norwich, NR14 7AR

“Off the Cuff” are a zany singing duo with Mary Benefiel on Ukulele and Johnny Lazlo Bencze on Guitar. Expect songs that delight and harmonies galore! We have a delightful Christmas set that will definitely get you in the mood.
The Ferry is a traditional country pub situated on the River Yare only 6.5 miles from Norwich by car, and even closer by boat (free moorings). Families and dogs welcome. Delicious homemade food and a warm welcome.

 

Would you like to book an event in your area? Please contact Mary to discuss the possibility!