Great Oak Hall, Westonbirt Arboretum singing workshop

22 Sep 2018 / Gloucestershire


Date: 22 Sep 2018

Cost: £25 including admission to the Arboretum (or £20 for Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum)

Details: 10am - 3pm

Location: Great Oak Hall, Westonbirt Arboretum, Tetbury GL8 8QS



Run by: Jane Harris

Contact details: 07894 205255

Further information:

Sing in the magnificent Great Oak Hall at Westonbirt Arboretum. 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.

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 opened in the year 2000.

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.