Singing day in the Great Oak Hall, Westonbirt Arboretum – review

We had a wonderful group of 55 singers for the Spring Singing Day at the beautiful Great Oak Hall at Westonbirt Arboretum. Singers local to Westonbirt were joined by others from Gloucester, Cirencester, Bristol, Portishead, Bath, Trowbridge, Bradford on Avon, and even Essex. For many, it was their first experience of Songways. After gentle warm-ups to put everyone at [...]

2017-04-24T08:01:43+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Previous Singing Days|

Singing Day in Wells Bishop’s Palace, Cathedral & Chapter House – review

On a glorious early September day, 45 singers gathered in Wells for our first singing day there for three years. Singers from Bristol, Portishead, Worcestershire and Taunton joined local singers from Wells and regular Songways singers from Bath and Trowbridge. We began in the Bishop's Palace Chapel, an exceptional acoustic in which to sing. Jane [...]

2016-11-02T15:28:14+00:00 September 19th, 2016|Previous Singing Days|

Singing Day at Iford Manor & Farleigh Castle

Despite slightly unsettled weather, we had a rewarding morning singing in the beautiful hillside garden at Iford Manor, the scent of wisteria heady in the air. It was a lovely group including singers from London, Stroud and Tewkesbury. In the afternoon we sang in the ancient and resonant chapel at Farleigh Castle. Songs included lively [...]

2016-11-02T15:28:14+00:00 May 8th, 2016|Previous Singing Days|

GREAT OAK HALL, Westonbirt Arboretum

Sat 7 March 2015 This was a wonderful day's singing on a beautiful spring day, with 55 singers led by Jane including new faces from Malvern, Bristol, Worcester and Gloucester. We enjoyed songs to celebrate the coming of spring and the beauty of the natural world, including songs inspired by the writing of conservationist John [...]

2015-03-18T15:53:32+00:00 March 8th, 2015|Previous Singing Days|

LIFT UP YOUR VOICE – Cooper Hall, near Frome

Our first Singing Day at Cooper Hall on Sat 7 June 2014 was thoroughly enjoyable: heart-lifting gospel, beautiful and evocative folk songs to celebrate the summer – led with the fiddle, rich and stirring South African harmonies and songs of stillness and peace.  All in this exceptional purpose-built music venue in the grounds of a [...]

2016-11-02T15:28:15+00:00 April 23rd, 2014|Previous Singing Days|

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