Westonbirt Great Oak Hall singing workshop with Jane Harris | Saturday 22 September 2018 – review

A fabulous group of 60 singers gathered for the September Singing Day at the stunning Great Oak Hall at Westonbirt Arboretum led by Jane Harris, Director of Songways. Singers local to the area were joined by others from Gloucester, Cheltenham, Oxford, Taunton, Ilfracombe, Newport, Bristol, Bath, Trowbridge and Bradford on Avon. It was great to meet many new [...]

2019-07-24T09:42:15+00:00September 24th, 2018|Previous Singing Days, Previous Workshops|

Great Oak Hall, Westonbirt Arboretum singing workshop with Jane Harris – 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 [...]

2019-07-24T09:44:53+00:00March 6th, 2017|Previous Singing Days, Previous Workshops|

Singing in Wells Bishop’s Palace, Cathedral & Chapter House with Jane Harris – 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 [...]

2019-07-24T09:45:51+00:00September 19th, 2016|Previous Singing Days, Previous Workshops|

Singing at Iford Manor & Farleigh Castle with Jane Harris – review

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 [...]

2019-07-24T09:46:40+00:00May 8th, 2016|Previous Singing Days, Previous Workshops|

Singing at Iford Manor & Farleigh Castle with Jane Harris – review

Sat 16 May 2015 On a glorious spring day, nearly 50 singers enjoyed a morning singing in the exceptional hillside garden at Iford Manor, including the magical cloisters, followed by picnics in the sunshine and a stroll along the beautiful valley to Farleigh Hungerford.  In the afternoon we sang at Farleigh Castle - in the [...]

2019-07-24T09:48:17+00:00May 17th, 2015|News, Previous Singing Days, Previous Workshops|

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+00:00March 8th, 2015|Previous Singing Days|

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