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Celebrating

25 Years of the Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards Jackdaws Bringing Music to Life

Maureen Lehane Wishart - Jackdaws Founder


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Another busy season has flown by at Jackdaws and has been a feast of musical delights. The season kicked off as usual with the finals of the 24th Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards, judged by our generous and thoughtful panel Joan Rodgers, Rosemary Joshua and Julian Jacobson. The winner was soprano Nardus Williams, whom I am sure we will hear much more of in the future. We were also very pleased to see that previous MLVA winners Julien Van Mellearts (2015) and Patrick Terry (2014) won 1st prize and the song prize respectively in the Kathleen Ferrier 2017. We are glad they agree with our judgement!

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This years final is very special as it the 25th year of the award. We will be at the Wigmore Hall on 10th November, 1-4pm. Please do come and support us if you can.

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In December we were lucky enough to host a fund raising concert by our artists in residence, Vida Guitar Quartet, held in our main studio. It was packed to the rafters and raised a great amount to put towards our new studio. We are indebted to them. Chris and Mark (Eden Stell duo and VGQ) also very generously gave up their time to mentor a large group of young guitarists at our local Secondary College in Frome as part of their commitment to our shared music education values. We were delighted that Chris and Mark were also able to accompany us to the finals of this year’s Music Teacher Awards for excellence ceremony in February in recognition of their contribution to our large scale chamber music project - The Year of‌ which was nominated for Best Classical Music Education Initiative sponsored by Classic FM.

Our second nomination in two years and I am delighted to say our second consecutive win! Thank you so much to everyone who has taken part in this project and who voted for us. Next year is the 6th year of the project which sees classical ensembles of the highest standing working with 3,000 children across Somerset. We need support to deliver this important work, if you would like to contribute to this or any of our Education projects then please see page 19 for more information.

L to R: Saffron van Zwanenberg, Leo Nicholson (Accompanist Prize), Holly Marie Bingham (2nd Prize), Nardus Williams (1st & Audience Prizes), Rosemary Joshua, Sam Carl (3rd Prize), Joan Rodgers, Julian Jacobson

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Introduction Thank

you all so much.

We are hopeful that our new teaching studio will be in place in time to celebrate, we have some exciting plans in store, so make sure you are signed up to our newsletters so we can keep you informed. Whilst there may be some disruption due to building work we will be taking steps to keep this manageable so courses will run as usual.

We have a wonderful range of courses this season, featuring new tutors alongside familiar faces. The Spotlight on New Tutors page 5 has more information. I am delighted to welcome new singing tutors Lucy Schaufer and Adrian Thompson who I know will both prove popular at Jackdaws and to welcome back piano tutor Penelope Roskell following the exciting launch of her new book. Sarah Walker also makes her biennial visit and is marking the Jane Austen anniversary for us in style this Autumn, and Karl Lutchmayer joins us for the first time in April. We know he is sure to prove popular. You may want to consider becoming a “Friend” which includes early and discounted booking among its benefits. I look forward to seeing you all in the valley soon.

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2018 is Jackdaws’ 25th birthday, a quite remarkable achievement and only possible because of the incredible support we receive from our community of amazing musicians; tutors, participants, young people alike, and of course the hard working, dedicated core staff at Jackdaws who are so passionate about the work we do.

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Diary 2017-18

Fri 15 - Sun 17 September Piano Workshop - A New Departure Philip Fowke | Piano

Saturday 9 December Singing with Confidence Jessica Walker | One Day Course

Sat 8 April From Panic to Poise Wendy Skeen | One Day Course

Fri 22 - Sun 24 September Jane Austen Celebration Redoubtable Ladies (and Gentlemen) in Song Sarah Walker | Voice

Sunday 10 December One Day Guitar Course Chris Stell | One Day Course

Fri 13 - Sun 15 April Opera Workshop Mary Plazas | Voice

Fri 15 December Jackdaws Christmas Concert by Candlelight Great Elm Church | Concert

Fri 20 - Sun 22 April Oboe Workshop Sarah Francis and Jean Marsden Wind

Thurs 25 - Sun 28 January Guitar Ensemble Eden Stell Guitar Duo | Strings Three Day Course

Fri 27 - Sun 29 April Knowing the Score Karl Lutchmayer | Piano

Fri 29 September - Sun 1 October Lifelong Learning for the Pianist Ruth Harte | Piano Fri 6 - Sun 8 October Singing in Russian Alexandre Naoumenko | Voice

Fri 20 - Sun 22 October The Healthy Voice Russell Smythe | Voice

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Fri 27 - Sun 29 October Improvisation: An Art for Everyone Mark Polishook | Piano

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Fri 3 - Sun 5 November Recorder Weekend Anna Stegmann | Wind

Fri 9 - Sun 11 February Polishing Your Piano Technique Melanie Spanswick | Piano Fri 16 - Sun 18 February The City Musick - Renaissance Wind Band Music for Court and City William Lyons and Richard Thomas Ensemble Fri 23 - Sun 25 February Art Song by Black British and African American Composers Michael Harper | Voice

Sat 11 November Singing for the Over 50’s Penny Jenkins | One Day Course Sun 12 November Singing for All the Family Caroline Radcliffe | One Day course

Fri 9 - Sun 11 March Towards Effortless Piano Playing Penelope Roskell | Piano Fri 16 - Sun 18 March English Song Sarah Leonard and Stephen Varcoe Voice

Fri 24 - Sun 26 November Practising the Piano Graham Fitch | Piano Fri 1 - Sun 3 December Voice and Body Integration: Tools for Optimal Performance Lucy Schaufer | Voice

Fri 23 - Sun 25 March The Complete Pianist Margaret Fingerhut | Piano

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Fri 11 - Sun 13 May Folk Fiddle Flora Curzon and Holly Harman Strings Fri 18 - Sun 20 May Intermediate Piano Course Timothy Barratt | Piano Fri 25 - Sun 27 May The Vocal Technician Joy Mammen | Voice Fri 1 - Sun 3 June Bassoon Workshop: From Reed to Recital Robert Codd | Wind

Fri 2 - Sun 4 March Clarinets David Campbell | Wind

Fri 17 - Sun 19 November Audition Preparation Audrey Hyland and Saffron van Zwanenberg | Voice

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Fri 4 - Sun 6 May Singing Handel Rosa Mannion | Voice

Fri 2 - Sun 4 February Sing Sing Sing Evelyn Tubb and Michael Fields | Voice

Fri 13 - Sun 15 October Finding Your Voice at the Piano Stephen Savage | Piano

Fri 8 - Sun 10 June Discover Your Voice Penny Jenkins | Voice Fri 15 - Sun 17 June Realising Your Inner Musical Image Julian Jacobson | Piano Fri 22 - Sun 24 June A Song By Any Other Name Richard Jackson | Voice Fri 29 June - Sun 1 July Strings and Things Part 1 Elizabeth Turnbull | Strings

Thurs 5 - Sun 8 July Staged Opera Scenes Saffron van Zwanenberg and Rosa Mannion | Voice Thee Day Course Fri 13 - Sun 15 July Chamber Music Sarah Francis, Robert Codd, Ian Mitchell & Stephen Gutman Wind Fri 20 - Sun 22 July The Golden Age of Broadway Paul Knight | Voice Thurs 26 - Sun 29 July Piano Summer School Mark Tanner | Piano Three Day Course Thurs 9 - Sun 12 August Unlocking Your Vocal Potential Jessica Walker | Voice Three Day Course Thurs 16 - Sun 19 August Strings and Things Part 2 Elizabeth Turnbull | Strings Three Day Course Thurs 23 - Sun 26 August Preparing a Role Phillip Thomas | Voice Three Day Course Fri 31 August - Sun 2 September Singing in French Robin Bowman | Voice Fri 7 - Sun 9 September Stylish Baroque Theresa Caudle and Alastair Ross Ensemble Fri 14 - Sun 16 September Piano Workshop - A New Departure Philip Fowke | Piano Fri 21 - Sun 23 September Singing in English Adrian Thompson | Voice

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This season is no exception.

For singers, we are delighted to introduce Lucy Schaufer and Adrian Thompson to Great Elm. Lucy introduces us to the concept of Voice and Body integration in a taster from her Stagecraft and Acting course for opera singers at the Royal College of Music (December 2017). Adrian adjudicated the Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards 2015 and now expands our “Singing in…” Language series by teaching us how to study English as we would any other (September 2018).

Sarah Walker anticipated occasion; her courses are a great mix of humour and serious study.

On a journey down the road less travelled, Flora Curzon and Holly Harman join us for our first Folk Fiddle weekend workshop (May 2018). Both Flora and Holly are known for their versatility, having trained classically and now performing as frequently with musicians from other traditions as with orchestras and classical musicians. Bring your fiddle and we’ll explore the world of folk.

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Concert pianist, Steinway Artist and lecturer Karl Lutchmayer comes to Great Elm to lead an exciting new piano weekend (April 2018). With specialisms of piano transcriptions, contemporary music and recital planning, Karl’s course will be an essential weekend in our calendar of piano courses.

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Her biennial course is focused this time on Jane Austen (September 2017), marking the 200th anniversary of Austen’s death, celebrating the music of Georgian England that influenced and was inspired by Austen’s characters. Another tutor returning this season is Penelope Roskell (March 2018), who was a big success when she first came in 2015. She was praised by one participant as making each individual’s teaching relevant to everyone.

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Intermediate pianists also have an opportunity to work with experienced piano examiner Timothy Barratt (May 2018) whose course, suitable for both students and teachers, encourages us to enjoy making music and take confidence from that. Timothy reminds us that the focus of learning an instrument should be on playing music we love. Playing the music we love is a feature of our Our One Day Courses this season, which expand to welcome Caroline Radcliffe and Wendy Skeen. Their courses focus on Family Singing and tackling performance anxiety respectively. www.jackdaws.org.uk/ music-courses

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Every year, we welcome new tutors to our programme of weekend courses to expand our reach and encourage participants to try something new and challenge themselves in different ways.

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One Day Courses

One Day Courses Singing for the Over 50s Penny Jenkins Accompanist: Colin Hunt Sat 11 November | 10.30am – 4pm Course No. 3257 Fee: £45 Includes lunch Level: All | One Day Course The singing voice can go on forever; this fun course is for all singers of any ability with no

Welcome tea and coffee at 10am. Teaching begins at 10:30

upper age limit! Rediscover your voice and the joy that singing can bring, enabling you to make music for many years to come.

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Scared to sing on your own? Always hiding at the back of the choir? This is the course for you!

Spend a day exploring the full range of the guitar using classical styles. Perfect for the strummer who wants to add to their skills, or the aspiring Spanish/Classical player who would benefit from some tips from the best in the business.

From Panic to Poise Wendy Skeen Sat 8 April 2018 Course No. 3274 Fee: £45 Includes lunch One Day Course

Parents, bring your children. Children, bring your parents! We’ll sing together with Caroline Radcliffe, who welcomes all ages to build a choir in a day!

Songs will be taught by ear: no need to read music, and no special singing ability required.

Jessica will show you how, in the space of a day, you can start to become a more confident singer through the use of key breathing and vocal exercises.

One Day Guitar Course Chris Stell Sun 10 December | 10.30am – 4pm Course No. 3263 Fee: £45 Includes lunch Level: All | One Day Course

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Singing for All the Family Caroline Radcliffe Sun 12 November | 10.30am – 4pm Course No. 3258 Fee: £35 (2 adults and 2 children) Level: All | One Day Course

We’ll learn easy songs from near and far; from England and across the world. We’ll build harmonies and add parts to each song to encompass all ranges and abilities.

Singing with Confidence Jessica Walker Accompanist: Colin Hunt Sat 9 December | 10.30am – 4pm Course No. 3262 Fee: £45 Includes lunch Level: All | One Day Course

Many musicians experience anxiety about performing in public and either struggle through it or avoid performing altogether.

Caroline Radcliffe Bring your own packed lunch, and we’ll provide squash and hot drink or pre-book soup and sandwich for £5 when you book.

This one-day workshop will explore practical strategies - drawn from Cognitive Hypnotherapy and NLP (NeuroLinguistic Programming) in particular - that can help in managing performance anxiety. Our goal will be to find ways that

Wendy Skeen can help you move from ‘panic’ to ‘poise’ so that you can enjoy performing and sharing your music-making with others.

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An innovative approach for all pianists where repertoire is not required in advance. Following an enthusiastic reception in 2015, A New Departure is designed for those who feel that they have never really discovered how to learn a piece with confidence and security; addressing fundamental issues which are so often overlooked in the earlier stages of learning. This course offers an opportunity for everyone to contribute on an equal basis, without nerves, and

above all, with pleasure in a non-competitive atmosphere. Participants are not required to prepare or bring any music, as a selection of very short pieces, or even just a few bars of an elementary piece, will be provided in the first session. These pieces will be studied and fingered in such a way as to make them ready for performance; there will be a short end of course concert on the Sunday afternoon for those who wish to play, but there is no obligation to take part.

Lifelong Learning for the Pianist Ruth Harte Fri 29 September - Sun 1 October Course No. 3251 | Fee: £210 Level: All Solo Study Course Draw upon the experiences you gain with maturity to benefit your artistry. We will discuss why this can be such a satisfying time to make music, trusting in your musical self. Courage, self-belief and common sense can help to reduce technical anxiety and lighten the search for perfection, so that perception grows and

The group dynamic will contribute so much in these relaxed, enthusiastic sessions where you can experiment with a variety of technical and musical ideas. Enjoy this time to explore making decisions and taking control over your performance. Why not come, let go and allow the music to take over, you’ve nothing whatever to lose! Bring up to three pieces or movements in contrasting styles.

Finding Your Voice at the Piano Stephen Savage Fri 13 - Sun 15 October Course No. 3253 | Fee: £210 Level: All Solo Study Course The aim of this course will be to create the optimal conditions for accurate listening, and being in tune with the narrative of the music, by focusing on achieving both physical comfort and control whilst playing. Repertoire is of your own choice, but you may find it easier to focus on the ideas proposed in

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Piano Workshop - A New Departure Philip Fowke Fri 15 - Sun 17 September Course No. 3245 | Fee: £200 | Level: All Solo Study Course

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Improvisation: An Art for Everyone Mark Polishook Fri 27 - Sun 29 October Course No. 3255 | Fee: £210 | Level: All Solo Study Course

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Mark will show participants how and where to begin with this fascinating, fun, but sometimes elusive practice. All aspects of the course will be applicable for musicians at any and every level of skill, ability, and experience; from beginners through to advanced pianists (other instruments may be considered, subject to discussion with the tutor). Previous experience in improvisation is not expected or required, as the overall course ethos will be that improvisation can be a common rather than an exceptional practice.

New Course Polishing Your Piano Technique Melanie Spanswick Fri 9 - Sun 11 February Course No. 3267 | Fee: £210 Level: All Solo Study Course

The course will focus on four essential skills necessary for improvisation, the ability to • Relax • Listen individually and collectively Graham Fitch

• Collaborate with other musicians • Derive ideas and techniques for improvisation in any musical genre Bring any choice of repertoire including, but not limited to, classical, jazz, and contemporary styles.

Practising the Piano Graham Fitch Fri 24 - Sun 26 November Course No. 3260 | Fee: £210 Level: All Solo Study Course Have you ever sat at the piano, uncertain as to what you should be doing in your practice time or wondered why it takes you so long to learn pieces? Would you like to eliminate mistakes and find a level of consistency and greater ease in your playing? In this workshop we will look at what we should be doing in our daily practice to reach our musical goals. Feel free to bring along whole pieces, sections of pieces or even just questions.

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This weekend will focus on many aspects of piano technique and the alleviation of tension, to benefit playing in the context of your chosen repertoire. This will be put into practise in sessions at the piano, exploring various useful studies and exercises, and working at repertoire. Each course member will be given ample opportunity to hone and improve their technique; working at rotational wrist motion, finger independence, and completely free arm movement;

“I would highly recommend the course to other pianists of all abilities.” - Polishing Your Piano Technique Participant

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yourself suffering from technical problems, piano related injuries or nerves, physical tension could be the source. Penelope’s approach, including yoga, will help you to develop a more relaxed style of playing, enabling your piano technique to become effortless. The course is run as a series of masterclasses with plenty of opportunities for discussion and exchange of ideas.

encouraging the use of arm weight, with the aim of producing a warm, pleasing tone. Scales, arpeggios, chords, octaves, double note passages and much more, will be evaluated and discussed.

Towards Effortless Piano Playing Penelope Roskell Fri 9 - Sun 11 March Course No. 3271 | Fee: £210 Level: Advanced Solo Study Course This course focuses on repertoire and technique for pianists, and is ideal for those preparing for concerts, competitions, diplomas or auditions. If you find

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The Complete Pianist Margaret Fingerhut Fri 23 - Sun 25 March Course No. 3273 | Fee: £210 Level: Advanced Solo Study Course This course offers the opportunity to explore the many different aspects of interpretation and pianism that go towards making the complete pianist. There will be guidance on matters such as tone production, touch, articulation and phrasing, as well as tips on improving velocity, finger independence and accuracy. The fundamental issue of pedaling, “the soul of the piano” will also be an important part of the course, too.

Karl Lutchmayer Knowing the Score Karl Lutchmayer Fri 27- Sun 29 April Course No. 3278 | Fee: £210 Level: Intermediate - Advanced Solo Study Course How much does the score convey in subtext rather than explicit instruction? Many of today’s musicians believe that a careful reading of a score’s implications helps them to create

coherent interpretations actually inspired by the composer, rather than imposing them based on personal whimsy. In this course Karl Lutchmayer will lead participants on this journey with the piano music they bring, helping them to find the inner musical logic of the work and then portray it to an audience.

“I liked the format - everybody listening to everybody else’s lessons. It felt very supportive, perhaps because the group was so friendly.” - The Complete Pianist Participant

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This workshop provides the opportunity for Pianists of approximately Grade 5-7 level to work on their favourite pieces within a supportive group.

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The course will consist of individual tuition within a group setting and group discussion on performance, style and technique.

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Realising Your Inner Musical Image Julian Jacobson Fri 15 - Sun 17 June Course No. 3285 | Fee: £210 Level: Advanced Solo Study Course

Intermediate Piano Course Timothy Barratt Fri 18 - Sun 20 May Course No. 3281 | Fee: £210 Level: Intermediate Solo Study Course

Tutor, Timothy Barratt, a highly experienced teacher, performer, examiner and adjudicator, believes that the main emphasis should be the enjoyment of making music – aided by a sense

Timothy Barratt of humour – and hopes that the mutual support of the group will instill a sense of confidence for all players. The content would also be suitable for piano teachers who want to improve their approach to teaching exam pieces.

We usually have a strong idea how we want our pieces to sound, and every interpretation is quite personal to each of us. But we often lose this ideal in translating this image to the keyboard, either because technical issues get in the way or the image gets diluted - perhaps through too much well-meaning input from a teacher! This course aims to identify and strengthen your own interpretation while exploring ways of practising that will help you realise it.”

Piano Summer School Thurs 26 - Sun 29 July Mark Tanner Course No. 3291 | Fee: £315 Level: Advanced Solo Study Course Offering the opportunity to use the longer time of three days, this hugely popular course provides the time and space to gain a better understanding of the extensive piano repertoire. This lively course will concentrate on repertoire, style, technique and practice methods. Additionally, the issues concerning the choice of music for diploma, grade exams and skeleton score study, improvisation, duets and more will all be discussed. Mark is an experienced examiner and will provide support for those taking grade and diploma exams, as well as those who just want to play for pleasure. A New Departure Philip Fowke Fri 14 - Sun 16 September Course No. 3298 Fee: £210 | Level: All Solo Study Course

“There is a really welcoming and relaxed feeling at Jackdaws - hope that never changes!”

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Jane Austen is one of literature’s most enduring and beloved authors with wonderful characters in all of her stories. In this course, which celebrates 200 years since her death, we will explore any songs or arias that relate to these characters. Songs that explore class and social behaviors, courtship rituals and the complicated corners of the heart. Clever songs that reflect the author’s witty banter, ones with passionate cores for the emotional turmoil her heroines, and heroes, endure. Repertoire suggestions can be made, and there will be optional dressing up!

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The Healthy Voice Russell Smythe Accompanist: Richard Shaw Fri 20 - Sun 22 October Course No. 3254 | Fee: £220 Level: Advanced Solo Study Course Work with one of the UK’s top teachers, Russell Smythe, who has almost forty years’ experience on the professional stage and now lectures at the Royal College of Music.

Alexandre Naoumenko Russian language coach to the Royal Opera House, Alexandre, will discuss the common problems of singing in Russian, particularly in capturing the essence and interpretation of its unique harmony and style. Participants are invited to bring 2 pieces by any composer and/ or any song in the Russian repertoire. Alexandre will direct each participant individually, in a Masterclass style, so that everybody will benefit in gaining a deeper understanding of this unique language in song.

During the course, Russell will introduce ideas to help you develop a stronger technical basis for expressive singing, working on physical alignment, the appoggio balance between breath-flow, vocal fold onset/ vibration and clean resonation. He will focus on the ideal setup for healthy bel canto and other useful exercises, including a fun set to involve imagination in the learning process.

“He was incredibly generous with his advice, sharing sources unstintingly.” - The Healthy Voice Participant

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Jane Austen Celebration Redoubtable Ladies (and Gentlemen) in Song Sarah Walker Accompanist: Richard Shaw Fri 22 - Sun 24 September Course No. 3250 | Fee: £220 Level: All Solo Study Course

Singing in Russian Alexandre Naoumenko Accompanist: Richard Shaw Fri 6 - Sun 8 October Course No. 3252 | Fee: £220 Level: All Solo Study Course

Russell Smythe Audition Preparation Audrey Hyland and Saffron van Zwanenberg Fri 17 - Sun 19 November Course No. 3259 | Fee: £220 Level: All Solo Study Course Are you a singer preparing to audition for a Music College or University, or perhaps you have your final recital or first professional auditions coming up? Spend a weekend working with opera director Saffron van Zwanenberg and vocal coach Audrey Hyland, both experienced at sitting on audition panels and helping people prepare for auditions. Test yourself in a mock audition at the end of the course to give yourself the best possible chance of performing the way you want on the big day!

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Voice and Body Integration: Tools for Optimal Performance Lucy Schaufer Accompanist: tbc Fri 1 - Sun 3 December Course No. 3261 | Fee: £220 Level: All Solo Study Course We need a technique for both our vocalism and storytelling. During the workshop, we will explore how to clarify and support your artistic choices so you will feel confident in your singing and acting in different styles and repertoire though a range of different techniques which will help us make the most of the text, the music and our creative, imaginative brain to tell

Sing Sing Sing Evelyn Tubb and Michael Fields Accompanist: Clive Pollard Fri 2 - Sun 4 February Course No. 3266 | Fee: £220 Level: Advanced Solo Study Course A workshop for singers and accompanists on lute or guitar who want to refine their performance skills, build confidence, express their

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the story in collaboration with our technique. Bring 2-3 pieces from any period and one ‘prop’ you feel will help get your imagination fizzing!

‘authentic self’ and improve communication. Issues of vocal technique, characterisation and interpretation will also be addressed. Participants may bring their own choice of repertoire. Accompanists are welcome to attend, but are asked to liaise with a singer to plan repertoire. The weekend will end with an informal concert.

Art Song by Black British and African American Composers Michael Harper Accompanist: Nigel Foster Fri 23 - Sun 25 February Course No. 3269 | Fee: £220 Level: Intermediate – Advanced Solo Study Course

English Song Sarah Leonard and Stephen Varcoe Accompanist: Nigel Foster Fri 16 - Sun 18 March Course No. 3272 | Fee: £220 Level: All Solo Study Course

Explore the influence of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Harry T. Burleigh on generations of composers of American and British art song. With each song, we will consider stylistic interpretation, diction, poetry, and historic context.

There is a wealth of song to explore and discover in the English language; from Purcell to Britten by way of Barber, Copland and Sondheim. Please prepare a minimum of three English or American songs and workshop them with two of Britain’s most distinguished singers in this field.

Participants should prepare two art songs and a spiritual. Suggested composers include Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Harry T. Burleigh, Margaret Bonds, Florence Price, Hall Johnson, Adolphus Hailstork and Errollyn Wallen. A list of anthologies and suggested repertoire is available on request. The weekend will end with an informal concert on the Sunday afternoon.

“ After taking the course I am very motivated to sing more”

Opera Workshop Mary Plazas Accompanist: Nigel Foster Fri 13 - Sun 15 April Course No. 3286 | Fee: £220 Level: All Solo Study Course A popular weekend course with one of the great stage sopranos, Mary will work on many aspects of singing to inform the way you approach your preparation in any context. The course will consider style, characterisation and technique

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Explore and celebrate some of Handel’s wonderful arias with an aficionado of his music. We will look at the dramatic intention behind them as well as experiment with decoration, style, and deal with the technical issues they highlight. Rosa has sung with opera companies throughout Europe and beyond, she now teaches and is an external examiner for the Singing Department of the Royal College of Music.

Joy Mammen The Vocal Technician Joy Mammen Accompanist: Colin Hunt Fri 25 - Sun 27 May Course No. 3282 | Fee: £220 Level: Advanced Solo Study Course For Advanced singers and singing teachers, you will use your imagination and inherent musicality with confidence to sing expressively, with beauty and freedom, and above all, to listen. Prepare two pieces from any area in the classical repertoire.

“An excellent experience! Joy is a very experienced and skilled teacher. She worked hard and addressed individual needs with care and sensitivity.” - The Vocal Technician Participant

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An excellent course for all singers, from beginners and beyond, created for those who are interested in releasing their ‘true’ individual sound and improving their technique. Penny’s approach will include a physical and vocal workshop with technical exercises. Participants will have the opportunity to begin applying these newly learnt skills to their singing, in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. A Song By Any Other Name Richard Jackson Accompanist: Richard Shaw Fri 22 - Sun 24 June Course No. 3276 | Fee: £220 Level: All Solo Study Course A weekend of German, French and Italian art-songs; Lied? Mélodie? Canzona? Explore how composers illuminate text, and make a real marriage - or a very civil partnership - between words and music. We will make foreign language less foreign by

Staged Opera Scenes Saffron van Zwanenberg and Rosa Mannion Thurs 5 - Sun 8 July Three Day Course Course No. 3288 | Fee: £315 Level: All | Ensemble Course During this extended weekend course, renowned RCM professor Rosa Mannion will guide you through the vocal preparation of your pieces whilst experienced opera director, Saffron van Zwanenberg, will direct you in a series of staged scenes culminating in a performance at the end of the course. They will also work together to help solve some of the problems of technique vs performance! Repertoire - each participant should offer three suggestions of roles and one solo piece that they would like to explore. They will then work on their solo and an ensemble piece, which will be one of their suggested roles, where possible. To ensure that all participants have the opportunity to perform in an ensemble, a suitable and mutually agreeable alternative may need to be chosen.

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Singing Handel Rosa Mannion Accompanist: tbc Fri 4 - Sun 6 May Course No. 3279 | Fee: £220 Level: Advanced Solo Study Course

examining the meaning of the text itself, and considering how the words and music interact

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Discover Your Voice Penny Jenkins Accompanist: Tim Nail Fri 8 - Sun 10 June Course No. 3284 | Fee: £220 Level: All Solo Study Course

within the big picture of the stage, and pared back for concert and audition platforms.

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The Golden Age of Broadway Paul Knight Fri 20 - Sun 22 July Course No. 3290 | Fee: £210 Level: All Solo Study Course Between 1943 and 1959, the American Broadway was in a Golden Age, producing musicals still loved and performed to this day. It was not just Rodgers and Hammerstein, but also Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, Lerner and Loewe, Cole Porter, and Frank Loesser who were all frantically creating Musical Theatre that pioneered a new form of narrative storytelling, bringing about a new age of musical classics. Paul Knight has huge experience of working on this repertoire as a Music Director in the West End, acquiring a staggering breadth of knowledge during those years.

“Best course I have been on for years! In 10 minutes flat Jessica sorted out one of my problems and I now have the confidence to continue singing. ”

Unlocking Your Vocal Potential Jessica Walker Accompanist: tbc Thurs 9 - Sun 12 August Three Day Course Course No. 3293 | Fee: £315 Level: All Solo Study Course Acquiring the skills to combine healthy vocal technique with direct communication in performance can feel like an uphill struggle for people learning to sing. On this course, Jessica works with participants both individually and in a group, unlocking a more physical approach to singing, and then developing this in a performance setting. Preparing a Role Phillip Thomas Thurs 23 – Sun 26 August Course No. 3295 | Fee: £315 Level: Advanced Solo Study Course Phillip’s extensive knowledge of vocal repertoire and the demands involved in preparing a role is unmated. Bring a role (or part of) that you would like to work on and immerse yourself for this

longer weekend, which will be filled with advice on how to start, what to focus on, timescales as well as a closer look at the character and their musical identity. Singing in French Robin Bowman Accompanist: tbc Fri 31 August - Sun 2 September Course No. 3296 | Fee: £220 Level: All Solo Study Course

Explore the joys and insights of Singing in French. Within the rich treasury of French song are works suitable for beginners, and others of greater complexity for those more advanced; all are welcome on this course. In addition to explaining and demonstrating the basic principles of singing in French, an easy and rewarding language to sing, Robin maintains that these techniques will improve your general vocal health, too.

New Tutor Singing in English Adrian Thompson Accompanist: tbc Fri 21 - Sun 23 September Course No. 3299 | Fee: £220 Level: All Solo Study Course Often overlooked as either a native tongue, or the very able second language of many others, singing in English presents its own technical challenges. It is sometimes not considered in the same depth dramatically, as it is accepted that knowing what the words mean will sufficiently

Adrian Thompson address the context of the piece. This course seeks to address this imbalance!

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Anna Stegmann Recorder Weekend Anna Stegmann Fri 3 - Sun 5 November Course No. 3256 | Fee: £210 Level: Advanced Ensemble Course This course offers an exciting opportunity for recorder players to work with one of the foremost teachers and performers on their instrument. Explore the vibrant and varied world of the recorder; solo and consort, ancient and modern. The weekend will include a stimulating combination of masterclass and ensemble sessions. Repertoire suggestions can be made on request.

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This course explores the rich and varied repertoire of musicians from court and city in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. The course is for players of wind and brass instruments: cornett, sackbut, shawm, dulcian, recorder and crumhorn. Players should have their own instruments and be of a sufficient technical ability to enjoy this music at its best.

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Clarinets David Campbell Accompanist: Colin Hunt Fri 2 - Sun 4 March Course No. 3270 | Fee: £220 Level: Intermediate Solo Study Course Respected clarinettist, David Campbell, leads a performance workshop weekend which will focus on repertoire for clarinet and piano, assisted by accompanist, Colin Hunt. In addition, there will be a variety of ensemble sessions, masterclasses, and time to discuss technique and performance issues. Repertoire suggestions available on request. Oboe Workshop Sarah Francis and Jean Marsden Accompanist: David Price Fri 20 - Sun 22 April Course No. 3277 | Fee: £220 Level: Intermediate – Advanced Ensemble Course Explore the oboe repertoire and improve your ensemble playing under the direction of two expert tutors. The course includes the opportunity to play in small groups with professional help, and to work with an experienced accompanist.

Oboist Sarah Francis is a Fellow of the Royal College of Music, and Jean Marsden is a cor anglais specialist. Bassoon Workshop: From Reed to Recital Robert Codd Accompanist: David Price Fri 1 - Sun 3 June Course No. 3283 | Fee: £220 Level: Intermediate – Advanced Ensemble Course A course for bassoonists to experience playing together in small groups; anything from duos to octets, developing sight-reading and enjoying the sheer exhilaration of working in ensembles. Many aspects of bassoon technique will be examined and explained; from reed adjusting to fingerings and tackling those tricky passages. Accompanist and co-tutor, David Price, will focus on working on repertoire for bassoon and piano. The weekend would be invaluable in helping to prepare for A-level performances, end-of-year recitals, grading exams or just working through those pieces that you have never had a chance to explore before. There will be an informal Participants Concert, which is completely voluntary.

Wind

The City Musick Renaissance Wind Band Music for Court and City William Lyons and Richard Thomas Fri 16 - Sun 18 February Course No. 3268 | Fee: £220 Level: Intermediate Ensemble Course

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Strings

Strings Guitar Ensemble Eden Stell Guitar Duo Thurs 25 - Sun 28 January Three Day Course Course No. 3265 | Fee: £315 Level: All Ensemble Course

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Mark Eden and Christopher Stell invite keen classical guitarists of any age and ability to join them for one of their favourite annual guitar courses. This extended course is a wonderful combination of guitar orchestra playing, individual lessons and/ or coaching sessions for smaller ensembles.

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Folk Fiddle Flora Curzon and Holly Harman Fri 11 - Sun 13 May Course No. 3280 | Fee: £220 Level: Intermediate Solo Study Course This folk fiddle weekend is perfect for violinists (Grade 4 and up) who want to take a leap into an alternative way of playing and engaging with music. Holly will introduce you to a mixture of beautiful tunes and rip-roaring jigs and reels from all over the British Isles, whilst Flora will take you into the world of improvisation and accompanying on the violin. The weekend will comprise of a

Strings and Things Part 1 Elizabeth Turnbull Fri 29 June - Sun 1 July Course No. 3287 | Fee: £210 Level: Beginner – Intermediate Ensemble Course

Eden Stell Guitar Duo

Strings and Things Part 2 Elizabeth Turnbull Thurs 16 - Sun 19 August Three Day Course Course No. 3293 | Fee: £315 Level: Intermediate Ensemble Course

New Tutor

A foundation course in ensemble playing for adult beginners and inexperienced players of violin, viola, cello and bass. It is perfect for late starters and those who

Flora Curzon

mixture of classes and jamming, mostly taught by ear, but with some sheet music to fall back on and take away with you afterwards if you wish.

have returned to playing after many years and would like to play in groups and orchestras, but need to develop confidence. Suitable for musicians of Grade 1-4 ability, this is the opportunity to expand your ensemble playing skills in a small supportive group. Parts are sent out in advance, and repertoire is carefully chosen to be challenging, but not intimidating.

This course is aimed specifically at amateur string players who are searching for the opportunity to experience intensive and detailed rehearsal on string repertoire. There is no sight reading required as all music is sent out in advance. Attention will be given to working in detail on issues such as ensemble, articulation, rhythm, intonation and style. Seating will be rotated in order to give everyone the chance to understand the different roles in ensemble playing. This ensemble course requires a balance of instruments; please contact us for further information and the current availability of places.

“I can’t imagine there could be a more supportive and encouraging environment for learning”

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Guitar Ensemble Thurs 25 - Sun 28 January Three Day Course Eden Stell Guitar Duo Course No. 3265 | Fee: £315 Level: All | Ensemble Course See page 16 Sing Sing Sing Evelyn Tubb and Michael Fields Accompanist: Clive Pollard Fri 2 - Sun 4 February Course No. 3266 | Fee: £220 Level: Advanced Solo Study Course See page 16 The City Musick Renaissance Wind Band Music for Court and City William Lyons and Richard Thomas Fri 16 - Sun 18 February Course No. 3268 | Fee: £220 Level: Intermediate Ensemble Course See page 15

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Folk Fiddle Flora Curzon and Holly Harman Fri 11 - Sun 13 May Course No. 3280 | Fee: £220 Level: Intermediate Solo Study Course See page 16 Bassoon Workshop: From Reed to Recital Robert Codd Accompanist: David Price Fri 1 - Sun 3 June Course No. 3283 | Fee: £220 Level: Intermediate – Advanced Ensemble Course See page 16 Strings and Things Part 1 Elizabeth Turnbull Fri 29 June - Sun 1 July Course No. 3287 | Fee: £210 Level: Beginner – Intermediate Ensemble Course See page 16

Chamber Music Sarah Francis, Robert Codd, Ian Mitchell and Stephen Gutman Fri 13 - Sun 15 July Course No. 3289 | Fee: £230 Level: Advanced Ensemble Course Always a hugely popular course, offering the opportunity for wind players to study and perform ensemble music from the 18th21st centuries, with professional coaching by leading tutors. Each player studies four works over the weekend. This ensemble course requires a balance of instruments; early booking is advisable. Strings and Things Part 2 Elizabeth Turnbull Thurs 16 - Sun 19 August Three Day Course Course No. 3293 | Fee: £315 Level: Intermediate Ensemble Course See page 16

Stylish Baroque Theresa Caudle and Alastair Ross Fri 7 - Sun 9 September Course No. 3297 | Fee: £220 | Level: Advanced Ensemble Course A baroque chamber music course at A415, predominantly for pre-formed groups, although we welcome applications from individual players and will do our best to put together coherent ensembles. Theresa (violin) and Alastair (harpsichord), bring their wealth of knowledge to encourage you into stylish performances of repertoire from the early 17th to late 18th centuries. Most participants bring their own music, but the tutors will also provide suitable repertoire. Wind players should use baroque instruments, and string players should have gut strings and baroque bows.

“The right balance of challenging repertoire and fun. Well-paced, at the right level, good variety and an opportunity to learn from them and from other participants. ” - The City Musick Participant

Ensemble

Recorder weekend Anna Stegmann Fri 3 - Sun 5 November Course No. 3256 | Fee: £210 Level: Advanced Ensemble Course See page 15

Clarinets David Campbell Accompanist: Colin Hunt Fri 2 - Sun 4 March Course No. 3270 | Fee: £220 Level: Intermediate Solo Study Course See page 15

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Can I do that?

Our courses are labelled according to ability, this is just a guide and relies on self-evaluation; you may find yourself with participants of greater or lesser ability than yourself on a course of any level. You can always call us for help deciding if a course is suitable for you. Course Levels: All - Open to anyone who wants to work with the tutor or within the theme of that particular course.

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Course content will reflect a variety of repertoire; you should feel confident to tackle some of the repertoire suggested at whatever level you are currently working. Tutors will adapt their teaching on an individual basis.

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Beginner - For people who have a little limited experience of the voice or relevant instrument, perhaps they have sung/do sing in a choir or played an instrument at school. You may not be able to read music and do not need to have had any formal training at all, or may have forgotten any formal training you have had and want to get started again.

Intermediate - You may have had some individual tuition at some point in your life and want to refresh this. You may be moving on to the next stage, e.g. thinking about having regular lessons or playing/ singing in a more formal ensemble on a more regular basis; perhaps you are working towards a grade exam or performance in some capacity. You can probably read some music.

Our values are

access and inclusion

Advanced - You have had some individual tuition with a teacher and play or sing regularly and probably solo. You may be working towards an advanced grade exam or diploma or be a current or recently graduated music student. You may be a more seasoned performer who wants to work on a specific area or work in ensembles.

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Find the Jackdaws page on www.justgiving.com and make a one off donation to our Development Fund to help us build a more certain future for education in Somerset.

If you are able to make a donation, no matter how small, you are enabling us to continue in our mission to Bring Music to Life by Enabling Creative Expression for musicians of all ages and abilities. Thank you very much! Become a Friend

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Friends provide Jackdaws with a regular contribution we can rely on throughout the year whilst providing you with benefits such as a discount on course fees, advance booking, complimentary tickets to our Education shows like OperaPLUS and Year of… and the exclusive Friends newsletter.

Do you shop online? If you do, you can use EasyFundraising to support Jackdaws. This means large companies like Amazon, Wiggle, John Lewis, the major supermarkets and many more will make donations to charity on your behalf when you shop with them online. The best part is, it doesn’t cost you a penny. www.jackdaws.org.uk/ easyfundraising

A one year subscription as a Jackdaws Friend also makes a wonderful gift for a friend or loved one with a passion for music and education. Donate monthly or annually as you prefer from as little as £5 per month. Visit www.jackdaws.org.uk/friends

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Legacy Donating a gift in your legacy is a wonderful way to provide Jackdaws with security and a foundation for our valuable Education work. You can donate a fixed amount or contribute a

Cheque or Card To make a one off donation or subscribe as a Friend, send a cheque to the Jackdaws Office at:

Residuary legacy after your Pecuniary endowments have been provided for. As Jackdaws is a charity, your donation will be taken off your estate before Inheritance Tax is calculated (and even reduce this rate if you donate more than 10% of your estate to charity). Speak to your lawyer to append a Codicil, a small legal document, to your will to donate. If you add us in a Codicil to your Will, please let us know so that we can thank you personally.

Jackdaws Music Education Trust, Great Elm, Frome, Somerset, BA11 3NY Alternatively, you can speak to someone at the office about how you can help by calling us on 01373 812383.

Jackdaws’ mission is to enable creative expression by bringing music to life

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Like all small charities we are dependent on support from a wide range of sources. The donations generously given by individual supporters are a very important part of this.

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Booking Information

Course Fees 2017 - 2018 Participant Rates One Day Course Two Day Course Three Day Course

£45 (deposit £45) £210 - £230 (deposit £50) £315 (deposit £70)

Observer Rate Two Day Course Three Day Course

£130 £195

How to Book On the website; register and pay your deposit by visiting www.jackdaws.org.uk By post; complete the booking form on the back of this brochure and send together with a cheque for the deposit (see above). By phone; call the office on 01373 812383 to book and pay your deposit by credit/debit card.

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All other meals and refreshments are included in the cost of the course and are provided at Jackdaws, cooked by our talented and dedicated cooks, Alex and Lou, who provide delicious home cooked food.

Accommodation rates start at: Standard £39 per night (includes booking fee) En Suite £49 per night (includes booking fee)

Please note that deposit payments are non-refundable.

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Meals

Jackdaws will take care of all your accommodation needs. Good quality bed and breakfast is available in warm and friendly family homes nearby, and local guest houses, some within walking distance and some with en-suite facilities or sole use of bathroom.

(deposit £50) (deposit £70)

Once we receive your booking we will confirm your place and provide a questionnaire for you to complete and return to us detailing your choice of repertoire. Bed and Breakfast places will be allocated several weeks in advance of the course; we will send you full details.

Accommodation

Please inform us at the time booking whether you have any dietary allergies, or are vegetarian/vegan, and we will endeavour to accommodate your needs.

Accommodation Fees are payable in addition to course fees. Please call 01373 812383 to discuss your requirements.

Terms and Conditions By making a booking you agree to our terms and conditions which include; • Deposit payments are non-refundable. • Full balance is due 3 weeks before the course. • If a booking is cancelled it is sometimes possible to transfer the deposit to another course in this brochure only, otherwise the deposit is forfeit. For the full terms and conditions visit www.jackdaws.org.uk/terms-and-conditions A printed copy can be sent on request.

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By Road

Why not buy a voucher for a weekend course for a special friend or relative? Or perhaps make contribution towards a course for a deserving young musician? For more details telephone: 01373 812383 Bursaries Part bursaries available in limited numbers for all courses to students in full time education. Applicants need to submit a letter and CV to the Artistic Director to be considered for a bursary. They are granted at the Artistic Director’s discretion on the grounds of availability and suitability.

Leave Frome by the A362 heading Northwest to Radstock. After roughly half a mile outside the town, turn left, onto the road signposted “Hapsford, Great Elm, and Mells”. Great Elm is reached in about 1.5 miles; you will pass 2 signs welcoming you to Great Elm! Coming to the middle of the village, on the left hand side is a large tree on a grassed area - turn left here. Proceed around a sharp bend and down a steep hill; Jackdaws is on the left just before the river bridge. By Train A frequent service of mainline express trains operate to Bristol, Bath and Westbury, where you can change for connecting services to Frome. For more specific information visit the national rail website. Taxis are available from Frome station for a short ride to Jackdaws, or your B&B. By Bike We are situated on National Cycle Network Route 24. For more information visit www.sustrans.org.uk For more details about travel including train and bus services please visit the website of our village, www.greatelm.org

“Excellent. It was lovely to have home made bread and cakes, lots of salads, vegetable and herbs, and fruit always available.”

Founder Maureen Lehane Wishart President Sir James MacMillan CBE Vice Presidents Sarah Walker CBE James Bowman CBE Roger Vignoles Artistic Director Saffron van Zwanenberg Trustees Andrew Wall - chairman Rosa Mannion Neil Kirkman Alan Burgess Sue Attenborough Philip Fowke Advisers Mark Hunter FCA Mark Brierley RBA Graham Jeffs LL.B Development Manager Katharine Meadows Office Manager Karolyn Curle Projects and Digital Officer Joshua Bishop Jackdaws is a registered charity 1037073

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How to Find Us

Jackdaws gift vouchers are available for any amount.

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Maureen Lahane Voal Awards www.facebook.com/JackdawsMusic

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Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards 2017

OperaPLUS

Friday 10 November 2017, 1pm Wigmore Hall, London Supported by The Rosemary Budgen Charitable Trust, Cooper Hall Emerging Artists and a private legacy donation 1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Prize

£2000 £1000 £500

Accompanist Prize £1000 Audience Prize £250 Applications are invited from singers and accompanists aged 22-30 inclusive, presenting a programme of Handel, Peter Wishart and their own choice in each round. Preliminary Auditions: 14 - 15 October, Guildhall SMD London Closing date: 6th October 2017, Entry fee: £25 Application does not guarantee an audition. www.jackdaws.org.uk/mlva2017

This year, OperaPLUS revived the 2016 production of Donizetti’s The Love Potion to celebrate the composer’s 220th year with five performances spanning Somerset from Minehead to Frome. Over 400 children from 18 schools took part in the performances by singing and dancing alongside the professional cast, not to mention those who watched on as their siblings and classmates performed, following the action from their seats. The rumours have already begun to circulate about which opera will be our focus in 2018, but rest assured it

will be an exciting showcase, making opera accessible and inviting to a whole new audience. For up to date information visit www.jackdaws.org.uk/ operaplus

“I would love to do it again with all you amazing people!”

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The prize was awarded two weeks before rehearsals for Year of Recorder began with German recorder virtuosi Anna Stegmann and Tabea Debus, who saw 3,000 children in one week! The Grand Finale concert was incredible, with around 200 children performing alongside the professionals to a soldout Cheese and Grain.

Celebrate Christmas with Jackdaws at the beautiful church of Great Elm.

Brahms’ German Requiem and Tippett’s Spirituals from A Child of Our Time with soloists Baritone Thomas Humphreys and Soprano Fleur de Bray.

Friday 15 December, 6:30pm, Great Elm Church

Performers used a mixture of traditional and extended techniques, in learned pieces and improvisations, to accompany the story of ‘How the Wren Became King’. We’re looking forward to 2018 already!

Jacks Music Club Our Friday after school Music club has had an excellent year – we’ve been visited by Djembe drummers, the Frome Ukulele Orchestra, explored the Frome FM studios, played Jazz piano and handmade Dulcimers, learnt the ABCs of Music Theory and some of us earned our Bronze Arts

Frome Voices: Come and Sing

Awards! No wonder we’ve had record attendance for the 16-17 year. It’s still just £2 per session, runs 4:30-6pm on Friday evenings at Jackdaws and you’re welcome to just drop in and try us at any time! www.jackdaws.org.uk/jacks

Featuring performances from Artistic Director Saffron van Zwanenberg, Jackdaws Songbirds, Jack’s Music Club with seasonal roof raisers to start the Christmas holiday in a festive mood. Tickets: £12 in advance / £15 on the door from 01373 812383.

Performance 18 March 2018, Frome

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Projects round up

After OperaPLUS won the Music Teacher Award for ‘Best Classical Music Education Initiative’ 2016, we were delighted when ‘The Year of…’ then won in 2017!

Christmas by Candlelight 2017

Summer Production 2018, 30th July - 3rd August

Song Story

A week long performance project for young people aged 10 to 17 years.

This has become a firmly established project in our Education calendar.

9:30am - 4:30pm each day, with a Performance at 5pm on the Friday.

Guided by composer William Carslake, violinist Flora Curzon and singer Saffron van Zwanenberg, 5 schools, four of them SEND schools, collaborated to produce an hour-long live show based on the life of Mozart, using his own compositions to tell his dramatic story.

Cost £75 per place, some assisted places available – please contact us for details. The Summer Production is always a fun, stimulating and exciting way to spend a week in the summer holidays, discovering how to create a show from scratch! Open to all, with no experience required – just bring enthusiasm and energy!

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Jackdaws Brochure 2017-18  

Jackdaws year round programme of weekend music courses is laid out in this easy to read brochure for the 2017-18 season.

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