Fri 11 – Sun 13 Oct: Lift up your Voice | Ammerdown BOOKING NOW

An uplifting weekend of song at the beautiful Ammerdown Centre led by accomplished choir leader, Jane Harris. Learn vibrant songs from a wide range of harmony singing traditions and develop your voice and singing styles. Discover evocative folksongs, lively rhythmic American songs, rich South African choruses and Jane’s own beautiful compositions inspired by by the natural world. 

Jane teaches by ear and loves to explore songs in different ways to enrich and deepen the singing experience. With her lively, clear and enabling teaching style, Jane brings out the best in singers’ voices, with open, resonant, heart-felt singing. Jane also plays the violin, which she will use to introduce some of the songs. She is delighted to be leading a singing weekend at Ammerdown for the first time.

An exceptional teacher with a wonderful choice of songs

The Ammerdown Conference and Retreat Centre nestles in woods next to a stately home, surrounded by landscaped gardens and parkland. At the heart of the centre is a delightful chapel, where we will sing. The whole place is steeped in peace and tranquillity – no traffic noise, only birdsong. Only 12 miles south of Bath.

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Singing weekend includes:

  • Full programme of singing from Friday evening to Sunday lunchtime led by Jane Harris
  • Lovely singing space: the light and airy chapel at the heart of the Ammerdown centre
  • Hearty breakfasts and lunches on Saturday and Sunday
  • Tasty two-course dinners on Friday and Saturday evenings
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in delightful double, twin or single ensuite rooms 
  • Non-residential option
  • Access to the landscaped gardens of Ammerdown House
  • Beautiful setting in tranquil Somerset countryside
  • Easy access – only 12 miles from Bath and 20 miles from Bristol Map


Jane Harris is an experienced choir leader and Director of Songways, based in Bath. She leads singing workshops and singing retreats in beautiful places and three thriving choirs. 

I’m passionate about the music we’ll sing and I’d love to share it with you… harmonies that lift us up, powerful songs that draw us together and go straight to the heart, and songs that bring us to a deep sense of stillness and peace.


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