Singing in English
with Adrian Thompson
Friday 6 - Sunday 8 August 2021
For both English and non-English speakers, Singing in English presents it’s own technical challenges.
For English speakers it is sometimes not considered in the same depth dramatically in the belief that knowing what the words mean will sufficiently address the context of the piece. For non-English speakers some of the mysteries of pronunciation and the additional vowel variations can present big challenges.
This course seeks to bring these things into balance. Work with renowned tenor Adrian Thompson and discover the different emotional layers alongside the best way to approach singing in English, and discover a new and fresh perspective to some well known pieces.
All courses are held at Jackdaws in Great Elm, a small village to the west of Frome in Somerset, approximately 14 miles south of Bath. Frome Train station is just 3 miles from Jackdaws with direct trains from Bristol, Bath, Cardiff and London.
A £50 deposit is required to secure your place on this course.
The Course Fee is inclusive of all meals, refreshments and tuition at Jackdaws, except Breakfast which is included in the separate B&B fee.
The balance payments for fees are due 3 weeks before the course start date, as indicated on your deposit receipt. Balance payments can be made by bank transfer (BACS info sent out with reminder email).
Accommodation Fees are payable in addition to the Course Fee. Jackdaws will take care of booking your accommodation; B&B rooms will be allocated a few weeks before the course starts, and we will send you details of where you are staying. B&B rates start at £40 per night (single room, shared bathroom) and from £50 (en suite, subject to availability) including booking fee.
If you are vegetarian/vegan or have any food allergies you must let us know in advance, so that our cooks can plan the meals for the weekend accordingly. All meals and refreshments (except breakfast) are prepared and served at Jackdaws by our dedicated cooks, Loo and Alex. We are ‘allergy aware’, but we rely on participants letting us know if they have specific food allergies. Please also let us know if you carry any emergency medication.
During the weekend, lunch and dinner will be served at Jackdaws, following appropriate social distancing measures.
In the event that this course is unable to take place in person as advertised because of Covid -19 restrictions nationally or locally, we aim, where feasible, to provide alternative provision to allow this course to run online at a reduced rate. You will receive guidance on participating, alternative timetables and assistance in getting set up. You will also have the option to withdraw your place and receive a full refund, or transfer it to another course within the same season.
Please visit our Covid-19 Secure page for more information.