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Renowned choir director Rosa Malone is returning to Petersfield to host a one-off world music workshop open to everyone.

Rosa Malone, far right, is bringing a world music workshop to the town where she was raised

Rosa, who was raised in Petersfield and studied at Trinity College of Music, has been directing choirs in Greece for six years, and specialises in making choral singing fun, inspirational and open to all people, regardless of their experience. In addition to regular choir practices, Rosa runs singing retreats in the Greek Islands, holds online singing tutorials and regular workshops.

In the workshop in Petersfield, she will be teaching adults and children of all abilities to sing songs from around the world, including some Christmas songs, in an informal day during which singers can bring and share lunch and enjoy the music together in a relaxed atmosphere.

She explained: “People always gain confidence during these workshops and they go away feeling energised and uplifted. It’s just what we need in the dark days of November and the start of the busy Christmas period. We have songs from Macedonia, Ghana, Brazil and many other places, all presented in a way which is easy to pick up without the need to read music.”

The session will be held in the United Reformed Church Hall in College Street, Petersfield on Saturday, 23 November, between 10am and 4pm and further details can be found at www.vocallibre.com.