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Goodbye 2019, hello next decade!

Well doesn’t 2020 sound so very space age? I was so sure we’d be flying hovercraft cars by now… My 2019 highlights generally weren’t quite as exciting, although my top one personally trumps any automobile.


Highlight of 2019: singing at the Roman Baths, Bath for my friends’ wedding ceremony. I still can’t believe I had the privilege to sing in a place I have loved since primary school!


A close second (although a lot more work and stress was involved!): Finally releasing my jazz band‘s debut EP Café Espresso.

Café espresso CD artwork
Café espresso EP

First year anniversary working at Finchcocks as Assistant Course Director: taking bookings, facilitating courses, supervising practice on Beginner and Intermediate courses, singing for accompanying workshops… and getting to eat delicious food, drink beautiful wine, and spend the weekend in a musical bubble in the amazing grounds and house of Finchcocks (with an amazing team!). Got the feeling I quite like it?

Photo by Ed Ovenden www.whatidobest.co.uk
Photo by Ed Ovenden www.whatidobest.co.uk

Singing the Christmas carol services at Eton College Lower Chapel Choir: No photo for obvious safeguarding reasons, but this was such a beautiful way to round off the year. Think musical Christmas at Hogwarts, the whole of Lower Chapel vibrating with Hark the herald and descant. Heaven!

Sevenoaks School maternity cover: For similar reasons, no photos. I was delighted to accept a Singing Teacher maternity cover in the spring term at Sevenoaks School. It boasts an amazing, vibrant music department with extremely high standards and it’s own staff room for visiting music teacher’s. Now that’s how to feel valued!

Woodland concert: My duo Lyrae was booked to perform at a local annual summer party in a private park for surrounding residents. It was a proper balmy summer evening and the fairy lights made it feel magical.

Singing at friends’ weddings: 2019 was the year of weddings and I was honoured to be asked to sing at three of my friends’ ceremonies. It was such an honour (even moreso than usual!).

Singing with my jazz band: We’ve been all over the place this year, including our residency at the Light House, Wimbledon, regular jazz brunches at Trinity Theatre, a concert for the U3A and private parties galore. What a great bunch of talented musicians they are. Here’s to many more.

 

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Luisa Santos-Stephens
Luisa Santos-Stephens
14:56 20 Nov 19
Jennifer is an incredible singer. We had her with Cafe Society to play at my 40th and it was everything I could dream off- they played beautiful music, and brought a very good vibe to the party. All the guests talked about how great they were, with a repertoire of very nice songs which we loved to listen to, but at the same time allowing us to keep the conversation going. I can’t recommend her enough.
Lisa Purcell
Lisa Purcell
19:34 03 Sep 19
Jenny sang beautifully at our wedding in August 2019! She moved many members of the congregation to tears with her amazing singing. We absolutely loved it and would highly recommend her. Each time we meet up with friends and family that were there, they all comment on how amazing her singing was and how much they enjoyed it! She sang a Maori love song perfectly - commented the relatives from New Zealand! X
Rachel McGuckin
Rachel McGuckin
16:06 27 Jun 19
Jenny was the absolute highlight of our wedding ceremony. We picked some tricky songs and she had the whole audience joining in at the chorus. Luckily they didn't join at all points because it gave everyone a chance to hear her beautiful voice as well! I can't recommend highly enough.
Kate McNamara
Kate McNamara
14:36 12 Jun 19
Jenny was amazing from the moment I enquired about her playing the violin at our wedding ceremony. So quick to respond, helpful, friendly, flexible & professional, and was able to recommend songs and even learnt a new song for the exit music. I was so confident that she had everything under control which was invaluable and it was something on the day that I knew I just didn’t have to worry about. Jenny is so talented and it really added to the ceremony, I am so pleased that I found her! Thank you so so much!
Aimee Curry
Aimee Curry
13:56 15 Feb 19
We highly recommend Jenny! She played amazing violin music beautifully at our wedding. Jenny was so lovely and was so approachable and helpful to plan our ceremony music which was a highlight of the day and also the drinks reception music.
T Whyte
T Whyte
19:17 30 Jan 19
Jenny sang at our wedding - her music set the tone and made for a truly special experience. She has a beautiful voice, is very easy to work with, and worked seamlessly with our (very exacting) venue to get everything just right. Thank you Jenny!
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