Sat 22 Sept: Singing Day Great Oak Hall, Westonbirt Arboretum


Saturday 22 September 10am-3pm
Led by Jane Harris

Great Oak Hall, Westonbirt Arboretum, Tetbury GL8 8QS

£25 including admission to the Arboretum and tea/coffee/biscuits or
£20 for Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum


Sing in the magnificent Great Oak Hall. Enjoy rich harmonies, infectious fun and moments of stillness with songs to celebrate the beauty of the natural world. Open to all – no experience necessary, just a desire to sing. All songs and harmonies taught by ear by Jane Harris, Director of Songways.

The singing will end at 3pm, giving you time to enjoy a stroll in the Arboretum.

Here’s what singers said about previous Singing Days at the Great Oak Hall:

Well worth the journey … beautiful venue … friendly and fun

Absolutely wonderful

My first experience of Songways and I loved it

Please bring a picnic lunch or visit the Westonbirt Restaurant or Cafe.

Registration on the day will be from 9.40am at the Great Oak Hall.
Please bring a bottle of water.

Cancellation policy If you cancel your booking and your place is re-sold to another singer, we can offer a refund minus £5 admin charge after the event.

SKU: WA2018 Category:


Singing Day: Great Oak Hall, Westonbirt Arboretum

This will be the fourth singing day in the Great Oak Hall led by Jane:

I love leading singing days at Westonbirt. It’s a great opportunity to bring singers together in this beautiful space with songs that reflect the wonders of nature and the changing seasons. Join us for a rewarding and uplifting day.

The Great Oak Hall is a stunning venue with a wonderful mix of ancient oak timber and traditional construction methods combined with modern light and space. It was built from Gloucestershire oak by master craftsmen and Westonbirt volunteers and was officially opened in November 2000 by HRH The Prince of Wales.

Each year the Great Oak Hall hosts a variety of inspiring exhibitions and sales of art, textiles, ceramics, furniture and jewellery as well as seasonal craft fairs and fun activity days. Set on the edge of Westonbirt Arboretum’s 600 acres of prime Cotswold forest and parkland, it enjoys a glorious setting in an atmosphere of beauty and calm.

Jane Harris is an experienced teacher and the founder and Director of Songways. 

Jane has a lively, clear and enabling teaching style, uncovering the best in singers’ voices and drawing people together with heartfelt, resonant singing. Jane teaches by ear and loves to explore songs in different ways to enrich and deepen the singing experience. Jane brings a rich variety of songs including uplifting harmonies, songs of stillness and beauty, evocative folk songs led with the fiddle, vibrant South African choruses, and her own compositions, often inspired by the natural world. Jane’s first songbook Everybody needs Beauty was published in 2015 and her songs are sung by choirs in several parts of the UK and the US.

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