Apollo5: Saturday 13 October 2018 – review

Sixty singers had an immensely enjoyable day with Apollo5 at St Swithin's Church in Bath on Saturday 13 October. The Apollo5 singers led us in excellent vocal warm-ups interspersed body percussion and rhythmic games to wake up voices, bodies and brains. Songs included a set of spirituals, a jazz standard, a quirky winter song and [...]

2018-10-17T13:05:10+00:00October 17th, 2018|Previous Workshops|

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|

Windborne from the US: Saturday 28 April 2018 – review

We were thrilled to host Windborne for the first time in Bath, fresh from their hugely successful US tour. Stunningly powerful vocal harmony... Windborne sets a new bar for folk harmony singing today Spectacularly good, utterly brilliant... The best musical discovery of the year More than 55 singers gathered from far and wide for the workshop [...]

2018-05-04T17:44:19+00:00April 29th, 2018|Previous Workshops|

The Dawn Chorus vocal ensemble March 2018 – review

The Dawn Chorus  The Dawn Chorus is an exciting vocal ensemble directed by Sian Croose from Norwich and Brendan Taaffe from Vermont. The group is made up of 14 choir leaders and singers from England and Wales, including Jane Harris, Director of Songways. The group's debut tour in March 2018 featured a fabulous programme of traditional and new songs from the [...]

2018-07-24T13:38:04+00:00April 16th, 2018|News, Previous Workshops|

Northern Harmony from the US: Wednesday 27 September 2017 – Review

Northern Harmony, the unique world-music vocal ensemble from Vermont in the US made their third visit to Bath, hosted by Songways, this time at the stunning St Swithin's Church. Larry Gordon and members of the group led a workshop for sixty singers, teaching a lively South African song, a rousing contemporary American shape-note piece and [...]

2017-10-12T13:48:50+00:00October 12th, 2017|Previous Choir Events, Previous Workshops|

Dr Kathy Bullock from the US: Saturday 24 June 2017 – Review

Singing workshop with Kathy Bullock from the US Eighty singers enjoyed a superb singing workshop with Dr Kathy Bullock from Kentucky, US, in the fine setting of St Luke's Church, Bath. Kathy led the singing with immense passion and warmth, from the wonderful St Luke's grand piano, and spoke eloquently, giving us an insight into the origins and context of the African-American [...]

2017-06-28T11:31:01+00:00June 26th, 2017|Previous Workshops|

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