Oswestry and Border Counties singers are being given the chance to work with the iconic Kiki Dee at this year’s Choir Camp.

The national gathering of all ages and abilities will take over Staffordshire's Ingestre Hall from March 16 to 18.

Best known for her 1976 international number one duet with Elton John, ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’, Dee was the first white British artist to be signed by Motown. After solo success with ‘Amoureuse’ and ‘I’ve Got the Music in Me’, she went on to play the starring role of Mrs Johnstone in Bill Kenwright’s original production of Blood Brothers.

Choir Camp 2018 is the brainchild of local musician Matthew Jones and follows the success of last year’s pilot with special guest Peter Straker. For recording projects, he has also brought stars such as Maggie Moone, Madeline Bell and Boy George to the Jacobean mansion, set in some thirty acres of stunning countryside.

Especially for the occasion, Jones is busy writing arrangements spanning pop, gospel, musical theatre and classical and says: “As far as I’m concerned, there is no activity more inclusive than group singing so whether you’re a complete beginner or seasoned professional, I invite you to join me in what promises to be another unforgettable experience”.

The singing weekend will also feature a black-tie party, ghost stories and a private tour of St Mary the Virgin, the only Christopher Wren church outside London.

For information on both residential and non-residential options, contact Jenny Sloan on 0121 401 1380 / info@saintececile.co.uk