The Jane Lilley Singers are based in Bath and have been singing for over 40 years. The age range of singers is 12 – 70, with all decades in between represented. There are three sets of mothers and daughters as well – generation gaps disappear when the choir gets together either to make music or have a meal together. The choir has a unique sound and their repertoire covers most genres of music.
The Jane Lilley Singers are as comfortable singing jazz as they are classical. They know how to alter their technique to do justice to many different styles of music and pride themselves on singing a beautiful selection of music to suit all tastes.
A lot of the music is arranged by Jane Lilley herself which gives the choir the distinctive sound that JLS are renowned for. The music is fashioned to reach your soul and lift your spirit.
JLS is an all female choir and rehearse every Thursday from 8 – 10pm. Some members have an hour long commute to and from rehearsals, so they travel from far and wide to be together to enjoy the same love for singing.
The choir has performed in many venues and recorded more than 20 albums. Over the years, the JLS has included television and radio work in their busy schedule. Each year the choir performs at St Luke’s church on Good Friday – over the years this has become an increasingly popular event. JLS loves performing at Party in the City each year on the opening night of The Bath Festival. The July summer concert is often held in St Luke’s but the choir also enjoys performing in different venues as well. However, After over 30 years of performing at the Guildhall Banqueting Room for two nights at Christmas, the choir has decided to bring the event to St Luke’s. JLS has also had the honour of singing at Highgrove and enjoyed singing in the grounds of Stourhead.
The choir also raises money for various charities.
JLS spends time together socialising with end of term meals, and the choir members are there for each other, through the good times and not so good. Support and friendship helps the choir to bond, the perfect combination for singing together as one, ensuring they master a beautiful sound for its wonderful audiences, for which they are truly grateful.