Expired Singing for the Over Fifties with Penny Jenkins

  •  November 30, 2019
     10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Penny Jenkins at JackdawsSinging for the Over Fifties
with Penny Jenkins

Saturday 30 November 2019
Accompanist: Alan Burgess

Level: All
Fee: £45, includes lunch

Singing has been proven to promote good health and to increase a sense of wellbeing. We need to ensure that our voices are used correctly, so that we can continue to enjoy all the benefits that singing brings to our lives, which is an important consideration as we get older. Penny’s inspirational and informative course is for singers of all abilities with no upper age limit. Discover the joy of your voice!

Penny has spent a lifetime of being involved in the world of singing, initially in the world of concerts and opera. For many years Penny has taught a diverse range of singers, from Cambridge choral scholars to Glyndebourne soloists, to working in the world of film and T.V. For many years Penny was the co-director of the Voca Arts Institute in Indianapolis and also ran AIMS international summer school with her husband Neil. Penny is now much in demand as an adjudicator of festivals and song prizes.


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 £45 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.

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.

B&B accommodation is arranged with local hosts, who are happy to welcome Jackdaws course participants, and includes a continental breakfast. Several are within walking distance of Jackdaws in Great Elm, and in neighbouring villages just a short drive away (5 – 10 minutes). Alternatively, we can arrange accommodation in local inns and guest houses (with a cooked breakfast available) please call us to discuss your requirements.

If you are vegetarian/vegan or have any food allergies please let us know in plenty of time, 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.

Communal lunch will be served with your fellow participants and the tutor.

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