Community

JackdawsInspiration, Access, Inclusion – these three principles underline every area of the work Jackdaws does. Our Community projects and clubs are there to help inspire the community by giving them access to musicians and tutors of the highest ability.

Songbirds
Our longest running community project is the Songbirds choir which started in 1996. Meeting at primary schools in Frome, they teach musicianship through the voice with the Kodaly method by singing really, really fun music together, which they perform at events and shows several times a year.
Visit the Songbirds page

Jack’s Music Club
What better way to spend a Friday evening than making music with your friends? That’s exactly what we do at Jack’s Music Club for 12 – 18 year olds. Each week during term time, a different professional musician leads a session on their specialism, creating the opportunity for improvising and playing together.
Visit the Jack’s Page

Piano Club
Piano Clubs are an institution among amateur musicians, so of course Jackdaws has one. Meeting twice a month to play among friends on the Jackdaws Steinway, the piano club have been a key part of our community for a long time.
Visit the Piano Club page

Frome Voices ReheasalCome and Sing
Organised by Frome Voices in aid of Jackdaws, each year a community choir form to join forces with Frome Symphony Orchestra to perform an oratorio or masterwork from the choral repertoire with limited rehearsal time.
Visit the Come and Sing page

Jackdaws Christmas Concert
Every December, on the last Friday of the school, Jackdaws community projects Songbirds and Jack’s Music Club join forces with the Artistic Director and friends to put on the sparkling crown performance of the Jackdaws calendar. The wonderful musical treats are served with a delicious accompaniment of mulled wine and mince pies, bookended by congregational carols sung by the audience.
Visit the Christmas Concert page