Spaces in Wildnotes Choir

There are a few spaces available in Jenny’s regular weekly choir, Wildnotes.

Wildnotes is an open access acapella choir. This means there are no auditions and all songs are taught by ear (there is no written music). We learn unaccompanied, harmony songs from different World, Roots and Folk music traditions plus original material with a smattering of Jazz, Blues and Pop numbers thrown in now and again.

There are around 40 people in the choir across all ages – some people have been attending for some time but we welcome new members and aim to make you feel part of the “singing tribe” as soon as possible.

Our overall theme this year is Songs to Change the World. This term we will be  learning songs for Sing for Water – this is to raise money for the charity Water Aid. Songs will be gleaned from the repertoire of Sing for Water London over the last 10 years,with a few others added.

So term will complete with a fund-raising performance on 8th December 2011 (watch this space). You don’t have to take part in the performance to take part in the term/choir.

Autumn term dates are Sept 22nd – Dec 1st  with NO session on October 27th (half term).

All sessions will be at the Lawrence Batley Theatre except for Thursday 29th September which will be at Hoot.  Sessions run from 7.30 to 9.30 pm.

The cost is £66/£33 (concession) for the term. You can pay  in half term blocks if that makes the finances easier. As a new member you can attend the first session for free – then if you want to go ahead and sign up you pay  for the term at that point.

If you are interested  email singing.jennyg@googlemail.com  or phone Jenny on 07984 584923.

Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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Jazz Workshops in Marsden 2011


Faith Watson
Saturday September 17th 10am till 4pm

Autumn in Marsden is Jazz Festival time and in honour of that, the fabulous Faith Watson will be coming over the hills from Manchester to delight you with a tasty selection of Jazz and Swing acapella song arrangements. Faith is a specialist in this field and her songs are guaranteed to thrill.

Don’t miss this opportunity to sing with one of the foremost acapella singing teachers in the UK – read more  about Faith at Singing for Larks

Held at Marsden Conservative Club, Victoria St, Marsden, Huddersfield. £30/£18 (concession)

 To book please contact  Jenny  by email or phone. Closing date is Monday 12th September.


Marsden Jazz Festival October 2009


Singing Workshops for Marsden Jazz Festival

Wednesdays   21st  September and 5th October 7.30 – 9.30 pm AND Saturday 8th October 1.30 – 4pm

Go on … you’ve always wanted to perform at Marsden Jazz Festival haven’t you?  Well here’s your chance. Over 2 evening workshops you will learn a variety of jazzy/ bluesy numbers to perform at the Jazz Festival at 4pm on Saturday 8th October. No previous experience is required – all songs taught by ear and everyone welcome. The workshops are relaxed and supportive and there is NO solo singing.

If you can only manage a one-off come along to the Saturday afternoon workshop. This will be a rehearsal for everyone who has done the Wednesday workshops  or acts as a stand alone workshop for new people.

Each workshop costs £6/£3 but pay in advance for all 3 sessions and get a special discount price £15/£7.50.

Please book in advance by contacting Jenny on singing.jennyg@googlemail.com or on 07984 584923.

Wild about Wildnotes

Another successful annual concert featuring the WILDNOTES choir, led by Jenny G, was held at North Light Gallery, Armitage Bridge, Huddersfield on 21st July 2011.

The event included guests this year from the recently formed SINGING IN T’VALLEY (a group for over 55s living in the Holme Valley, hosted by Hoot, and also led by Jenny G).

As usual, the event was packed with friends and fans…