Janis Kelly – Soprano

Friday 25th November, 7-9pm, Victoria Hall, Sheffield.


Join Professor Janis Kelly as she workshops vocalists in a two-hour masterclass on vocal performance. Janis will work one-to-one with singers selected* from across the region and assist them in all aspects of vocal production and character. 

As well as her Vocal Teaching qualification from the RSAMD, Janis’s knowledge and experience of the technical aspects of singing are drawn from the in-depth teachings of Martienssen-Lohman by way of Elisabeth Grümmer and traced back four generations to Manuel Garcia. This, together with the body and breath work Janis has studied and uses within Feldenkreis, Alexander and Psychology training means her approach is holistic and includes day workshops as part of her teaching. 

She has given masterclasses for the RAM, RNCM, RCM, RSAMD, BYO, Co-opera-co, Royal Holloway, Buxton Festival and for LA Opera and was artistic advisor on the ENO Opera Works Course. 

*Particpants: Due to an overwhelming number of applications, we are now starting a waiting list and the first 5 applicants have already been selected. Thank you so much for your interest in the class.

What’s in it for the participants?

If you are a classical or jazz vocalist who would like to participate in the masterclass, you will need to prepare three contrasting pieces, and be prepared to workshop these live, in front of the public (audience). You will benefit from Professor Kelly’s experience and expertise, plus gaining exposure and performance experience as a solo performer, yourself.

The cost to participate is £25.00 and we have a limit of 5 participants for the masterclass. Applications are now closed (but please email if you would like to go on the waiting list!).

What’s in it for the audience?

If you are a vocalist, a lover of singing, a teacher, or just curious, you are invited to make up the audience and listen and observe Janis teaching and workshop the participants. The Victoria Hall is a beautiful performance space and the seating will be set up in the round – it is also an ideal space to listen to some quality live music.

Tickets for the audience are £12 and can be purchased online or simply on the door (card and cash available). A digital programme via QR code will be available as well as a simple (free) printed programme for those who prefer.

Victoria Hall, Sheffield.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Victoria Hall?

It is located opposite the Crucible Theatre, in Norfolk Street. It is a 5-10 min walk from the Sheffield Railway Station and 200 meters from the Sheffield town Hall and Peace Gardens.

What is parking like in Sheffield?

There a number of close local multi-story parking options including Q Park and under the Crucible Theatre. Victoria Hall is opposite the Crucible Theatre. Both of these car parks, accessed off Arundal Gate, offer CCTV and bright lighting.

Can I get to Victoria Hall by train or tram?

Yes! The Sheffield railway station is a 5-10 min walk away from Victoria Hall, or a very short taxi ride. Ask your taxi to take you to the Crucible Theatre. For train times to and from Sheffield, please visit National Rail Enquires. The nearest Tram stop for Victoria Hall is Fitzalan Square/Ponds Forge – please visit the Travel South Yorkshire website for timetables and journey planning.

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