Thursday, August 15, 2013


Our Young Ladies acquitted themselves beautifully in our performance of the 10th. Their director is so pleased to have worked with them and to have inaugurated the Jane Austen Singing School in Lexington, KY. 

Here is The Duke of Kent's Waltz, published in 1802. Danced with the assistance of the English Country Dancers of Lexington.

Here is Katherine Wright singing "Weep You No More Sad Fountains," by Patrick Doyle from the film adaptation of Sense and Sensibility. 

"Sailor's Adieu" by Charles Dibdin, arranged by Joanna Manring. First verse. (Note: in the Jane Austen manuscript collection, this song is titled "The Soldier's Adieu"- I changed it to "Sailor" for this performance because of a reading on Jane Austen's sailor brothers!)


 And here we are dancing Rufty Tufty, an older dance for which the music was published in 1651.


Monday, August 5, 2013


Join us-

Saturday August 10th at 3pm
Woodland Christian Church, 
530 E. High St in Lexington
Admission by donation

-for the Kentucky chapter of the Jane Austen Singing School's inaugural performance!

We will be performing music Jane Austen knew and loved, readings from her novels, "juvenilia," and family letters, and presenting two English Country Dances with assistance from the English Country Dancers of Lexington. 

Beth Ellen Rosenbaum will be accompanying on piano, Nancy McKenny on cello, & Mimi Behar on violin. 

Sewing Workshop

Our sewing workshop has convened three times this session and the Young Ladies learned about laying out, pinning, and cutting patterns, and using the machines. Mrs. June Salyer of Woodland Christian Church instructed. Here, Katherine and Elizabeth are sewing their skirts from the Simplicity pattern 3055.