Wednesdays and Fridays in December 2020 (Thank you for your generosity Gladys)
Be part of the Ukestral Voices Choir!
Jane Jelbart directs this community choir (with a little difference), teaching songs from around the world, as well as gospel, contemporary music and folk. We have performed at numerous festivals, including the National Folk Festival in 2014, 2015, 2018 and 2019.
We offer two opportunities to be a part of Ukestral Voices. Both choirs are open to new singers.
- Friday afternoons – this choir has been going since 2012
- Wednesday evenings – which started March 2017
There is an emphasis on harmonising, learning vocal parts, improvising and even a bit of percussion. Jane is keen to get the best from your voice and improve your vocal technique, however she is also keen on having fun and making sure everyone enjoys themselves.
This choir has grown out of our ukestras, and people’s enthusiasm for improving their singing skills. However we stand alone as well. People are encouraged to bring a uke to the choir but this is not essential. Did we say we have lots of fun?
Here is some evidence of that.
When and Where?
Attendance is casual and up to you. Even so, we encourage you to be regular and advise us when you cannot get along. (Due to the current COVID climate, the times and place have been changed slightly to accommodate.)
Wednesday evenings 6-7.30pm
2nd, 9th and 16th December
Fridays afternoons 4-5.30pm
4th, 11th and 18th December
Where? – Foreshore Park (Railway Sheds), Newcastle East 2300
$18 for casual attendance,
$145 prepaid for ten classes taken any time over the year
Contact Jane if you would like to be a part of Ukestral Voices.
The One Song Sing
Note: The One Song Sing is not currently running and will likely not happen again until a vaccine is made available for the COVID virus. But if you’re still in need of a singing fix, feel free to try Ukestral Voices (Read above)
Scared to sing? Come dip your toe in the non-committal water with 150+ non-singers (and many really damn fine singers!).
Check it all out here.
Who is Jane Jelbart?
Jane has been singing and arranging a’capela music for nearly 20 years and is the main arranger and leader for One Song Sing. She and Mark have toured as teachers and musicians to North America for years. She regularly teaches 3 ukestras each week, and is the Conductor Extraordinaire of the Ukastle Ukestra at some of their large performances. Jane has previously played Brazilian and African percussion so she likes to incorporate these elements into the choir. Jane also performs with Mark Jackson in their duo, sometimes trio or quatro Jack n Jel.