Jane Anderson-Brown

Jane Anderson-Brown Soprano, Flute and Saxophone Player, Musical Director and Coach

Jane has many years experience of teaching, conducting and performing, beginning with school performances and covering a wide variety of musical styles.

As a singer she has created operatic roles for Stephen McNeff and Howard Moody, and taken part in numerous premieres for friends and colleagues. She has sung just about everything from Puccini to Pink Floyd, but is primarily a classical soprano. She has performed in operas all over the country and has recently been working with New Devon Opera for whom she will sing the Aunt in Madam Butterfly in summer 2012. As a concert singer she has performed in recital and chamber works as well as singing as a soloist with larger groups - including last night of the Proms events on Eastbourne Bandstand and at the Palace Theatre in Paignton. She has won many prizes in competitive music festivals, including in 2012 winning the Rose Bowl for best overall singer in the Torbay and South West of England Festival heldin Paignton.

She has also played flute and saxophones in orchestras, wind bands and funk bands, and has worked in local theatre pit bands.

As a conductor/musical director, she has directed shows and operettas, coached opera choruses and many choirs both established and ad hoc. She has run singing groups for singers at all levels including a very successful “Can’t Sing Club”, which demonstrated that even those who have been told they can’t sing, can! She has worked for Sing-Up – the government backed scheme to encourage singing in primary schools, and has regularly led whole school singing sessions.

Since moving to Paignton in July 2009, she has been building up a teaching practice in Torbay, as well as looking for performing opportunities in the area. She has conducted the Teignmouth and Ivybridge Community Choirs in performances all over South Devon and at the Birmingham Science Festival. She teaches at Churston Ferrers, Paignton Community College and Ilsham Academy as well as delivering wider opportunities music for Torbay Academy of Performing Arts and conducting their Concert Wind Band. She has also arranged music for TAPA and for her own performing groups.

She has qualified teacher status, enhanced CRB clearance, and a Masters Degree in Music Performance.

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14 Shorton Road

Telephone: 01803 394 876
Email: jane.anderson-brown@virginmedia.com
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My News

New Musical Director for Chudleigh Community Choir / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2015-06-17T00:00:00Z">Wed 17 Jun 2015</span>New Musical Director for Chudleigh Community Choir / Wed 17 Jun 2015

Paignton Singer and Musical Director Jane Anderson-Brown has just been appointed the Musical Director for Chudleigh Community Choir. She will take over the baton in July 2015. Jane is having a very busy summer. She ...

Last chance to see Idomeneo / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2015-03-24T00:00:00Z">Tue 24 Mar 2015</span>Last chance to see Idomeneo / Tue 24 Mar 2015

The second (and final) performance by Red Earth Opera of Mozart's Opera Idomeneo: King of Crete will be given on Saturday 28th March at 7:30pm at Hannah's Seale Hayne. The opera will be sung in english with orchestral a...

A first for Devon? / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2015-02-20T00:00:00Z">Fri 20 Feb 2015</span>A first for Devon? / Fri 20 Feb 2015

A First for Devon? Preparations are well under way for Red Earth Opera’s performances of Mozart’s Opera “Idomeneo: King of Crete” at the Teignmouth Classical Music Festival on March 8th, and at Hannah’s Seale Hayne on...

My Events

Singing Workshop / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2018-01-27T00:00:00Z">Sat 27 Jan 2018</span>Singing Workshop / Sat 27 Jan 2018

Come to a day of singing, fun warm-ups. vocal techniques and songs, culminating in a short performance with Quay Harmony. Led by Jane Anderson-Brown

Come and Sing - Cavalleria Rusticana / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2016-10-08T00:00:00Z">Sat 08</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2016-10-09T00:00:00Z">Sun 09 Oct 2016</span> <span>(2 days)</span>Come and Sing - Cavalleria Rusticana / Sat 08 to Sun 09 Oct 2016 (2 days)

Come and enjoy singing Mascagni's opera Cavalleria Rusticana in a weekend. We shall spend Saturday learning the choruses in this lovely work, and then add soloists and instrumentalists on the Sunday. The event will con...

The Pirates of Penzance / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2016-07-04T00:00:00Z">Mon 04</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2016-07-09T00:00:00Z">Sat 09 Jul 2016</span> <span>(6 days)</span>The Pirates of Penzance / Mon 04 to Sat 09 Jul 2016 (6 days)

Come and enjoy Gilbert and Sullivan's comic operetta. It tells the story of a bunch of fairly inept Pirates in the depths of Cornwall, and their brush with equally incompetent custodians of the law. This, together with...

My Opportunities

Sing Neptune / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2015-05-24T00:00:00Z">Sun 24 May 2015</span>Sing Neptune / Sun 24 May 2015

Call out for female (or treble) singers to perform the chorus in "Neptune" from The Planets by Holst. The I-Orchestra tent is coming back this summer with Holst's suite The Planets. The final movement uses a chorus o...

Singers and musicians wanted / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2015-01-08T00:00:00Z">Thu 08 Jan 2015</span>Singers and musicians wanted / Thu 08 Jan 2015

Red Earth Opera is a small company based in Paignton, determined to put on Opera in South Devon, and to make it accessible to local people. We have no funds – only determination. Our inaugural performance was at the 20...

My Videos

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Poulenc "La Dame d'Andre" recorded at a lunchtime recital given at the Teignmouth Classical Music Festival in March 2013