Expired Jane Austen Song Celebration with Sarah Walker

  •  September 22, 2017 - September 24, 2017
     6:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Jackdaws Tutor Sarah WalkerJane Austen Celebration – Redoubtable Ladies (and Gentlemen) in Song!
with Sarah Walker
Accompanist: Richard Shaw

Friday 22 – Sunday 24 September 2017
Accompanist: Richard Shaw
Level: All
Fee: £220

Course No. 3250
Solo Study Course

This course will use a Custom Timetable

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.

Or perhaps you would like to look at the music which Jane herself favoured. She played folk songs, Scotch and Irish airs (many arranged by Haydn and Beethoven), and songs from the popular stage by such composers as Dibdin, Arne and Shield. She also collected works from Piccinni, Sterkel, and J.C. Bach, and owned Steibelt’s Grand Concerto, Haydn’s English Canzonettas, glees music of John Wall Callcott, and Che Farò from Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice.

Repertoire suggestions can be made and there will be optional dressing up!


All courses are held at Jackdaws in the village of Great Elm, a small village to the west of Frome in Somerset, approximately 30 minutes drive from 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.

Course Fee
The Course Fee is inclusive of all meals, refreshments and tuition at Jackdaws, except Breakfast which is included in the separate B&B cost.

Accommodation is payable in addition to the Course Fee. B&B rates start at £39 per night (single room, shared bathroom) and from £49 (en suite, subject to availability) booked through Jackdaws. Please let us know your requirements when booking on a course.
B&B rooms are located in friendly family homes and local Guest Houses, and are either within walking distance or a short drive away (5 – 10 minutes).

Please let us know at the time of booking of any dietary allergies or if you require a vegetarian menu, and we will be happy to accommodate. Meals are lovingly prepared on site by our cooks.
Breakfast is the only meal served at the accommodation; all other meals are provided on site at Jackdaws.

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