Peter Dent, Pianist,
Composer, Choral arranger has successfully led similar
workshops in Cuba and Jamaica since 2005. The group is staying
for the 12th time at the same resort in Cuba: Villas Jibacoa,
an hour away from Havana.
We are offering two-week packages. Either in the morning or the afternoon for 5 days, singers will meet to learn and rehearse the repertoire chosen and arranged by the music director. Performances scheduled at the conclusion of the workshop will be accompanied by Sonora Jibacoa, a permanent ensemble of 10 excellent Cuban musicians. Led by pianist Jorge Williams, this group has been our backing band from the start.
The performances are free and open to Cuban residents in outlying areas close to the resort. The rest of the time is devoted to enjoying the sights and sounds of this wonderful tropical island in the middle of a Canadian winter. No official tour program is laid on. Individuals are free to arrange their rest and relaxation to suit the laid-back nature of the resort and its environs.
The workshop will be held at the Villas Jibacoa resort, Cuba. The resort offers a series of free services including escorted nature walks and hikes, farm visits, snorkeling on the local reef, and nightly entertainment.
The exclusive sponsoring agency is Vision Travel of Victoria. Ms. Martina Peladeau, the travel agency representative is herself a choral singer and acutely aware of the special interests of traveling singers. For those staying an additional week, Ms. Peladeau is able to organize alternate tours and accommodations for those wanting to see other parts of the island. These should be discussed on an individual basis
Those registering need
not read music since it is hoped that all of the repertoire will
be memorized prior to performance. There
are no auditions. All that registrants need to bring is their
enthusiasm and interest in a holiday, which focuses on music and
The prices below include air travel, the workshop fee, and two weeks at the all inclusive resort and all taxes. All travelers must secure this space with a $200 non-refundable deposit. Transfers to and from Varadero are included, as is a local tour of the area. Tours to Havana can be arranged locally at additional cost.
Vision Travel needs your registrations
ASAP to confirm the group space.
Below are the prices and dates for 2019.
The prices are in Canadian
Dollars and include air, taxes, one week workshop and accommodation for two weeks. The price includes the Cuban
Departure Tax. We reserve the right to add any fuel charges levied in addition
by the airlines.
We can also arrange departures from alternate gateways. Please contact us for pricing and arrangements.
To register please contact:
250-412 1883 Toll free 1-877 412 1887
Vision Travel Group
Victoria BC, V8Z 3E9
Or fill out and mail in the registration form available here. (pdf file, 115kb)