Cooper Hall - Classical Music Venue
Jessie Maryon Davies
An upbeat day of pop and soul tunes with the exuberant JMD. It's going to be fun and it's going to be funky!
with Jessie Maryon Davies

London based Jessie is much in demand as a vocal leader, concert-presenter and animateur. She co-leads and arranges for all-female pop choir Lips, conducting them at the Union Chapel, Royal Festival Hall and in electronic duo Goldfrapp’s sell-out show at the Royal Albert Hall in 2014. She recently conducted a 200-strong chorus at the Royal Festival Hall as part of the acclaimed Women of the World Festival.

Jessie regularly leads creative projects for Spitalfields Music, Royal Opera House, Southbank Centre and Wigmore Hall and has led workshops for Britten Sinfonia, Royal Academy of Music, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Aldeburgh Music, London Symphony Orchestra and Garsington Opera. She is Workshop Leader-in-Residence with Aurora Orchestra, and has been involved in developing Aurora’s Far Far Away story-telling series for babies and children since its origins in 2013, touring the show to Melbourne, Australia in 2014.

Jessie travelled to Palestine with the Choir of London in 2013 facilitating local communities into singing, returning in 2015. Since 2010, she has volunteered with the Helen Bamber Foundation's refugee music group Woven Gold made up of people fleeing persecution from all over the world.

She is currently setting up Girls Rock London to empower girls and women through music-making. Jessie trained as a pianist at the Royal Academy of Music and is a founder-member of cross-arts ensemble TROUPE.

Times: 10.00 am  – 4.00 pm
Cost: £45 to include all refreshments and a home cooked lunch. £30 for U25's and previous course students.
Explore Your Voice at Cooper Hall, Frome

Each year The Cooper Hall Foundation offers an eclectic range of one-day  workshops for singers of all abilities. Based in the grounds of Selwood Manor, Cooper Hall is a bright, intimate performance space with a wonderful acoustic and beautiful piano.

All our tutors offer a broad depth of experience running choirs and workshops throughout the country and each brings a unique mix and blend of  songs and techniques to enable you to sing new songs as quickly as possible. Other than our “Going Solo” workshop, all songs are taught by ear, so there is no need to read music; making the workshop environment relaxed and accessible.

Treat yourself or someone you know who loves singing to come along and explore the voice through a range of genres. Discounts are available for booking more than one class, so it's a perfect way to banish the winter blues by having a monthly dose of spirit lifting and joyous singing in calm and surroundings.

All workshops days are fully inclusive of all refreshments throughout the day – teas, real coffee and delicious home baked cakes and a hot, home cooked lunch. Think of these as “singing pamper days” where all you have to do is come along and enjoy singing in our creative haven.


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