Date: 6 Nov 2021
Cost: £29 including admission to the Arboretum | £24 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
Sing in the magnificent Great Oak Hall. Songs to celebrate the beauty of the natural world, including Jane’s own compositions. Beautiful melodies, rich harmonies and moments of stillness. All songs and harmonies taught by ear.
The singing will end at 3pm, giving you time to enjoy a stroll in the Arboretum. You do not need to pre-book a time to visit the Arboretum.
Here’s what singers said about previous singing workshops with Jane at the Great Oak Hall:
Well worth the journey … beautiful venue … friendly and fun
My first experience of Songways and I loved it
This will be the sixth singing workshop in the Great Oak Hall led by Jane:
I love leading singing workshops 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 choir leader and Director of Songways, based in Bath, UK. Jane teaches by ear and loves to explore songs in different ways to enrich and deepen the singing experience. She has a clear, inclusive and enabling teaching style, uncovers the best in singers’ voices and draws people together with heartfelt, resonant singing.
Jane also plays the violin, which she will use to introduce some of the songs. She has a rich, vibrant voice and has released an album of her own songs, inspired by the natural world – One touch of nature. Jane performs with her own vocal nonet, Rolling Harmony.
Comments about Jane’s workshops:
A brilliant choir leader – always patient, positive and encouraging
Superb choice of songs & inspirational leadership