Cooper Hall - Classical Music Venue
Guests at Cooper Hall
"Just another thank you for such an enjoyable afternoon of pure talent,fun and great music at the stunning Cooper Hall!"
Jenny Ireland
"Thank you for a lovely evening yesterday. What talented young singers, and what a treat for us to hear them in such a wonderful setting. What stood out for me was how they were able to make us feel the emotions in the music, and I found myself really wanting to know how things would turn out - that doesn't always happen with me and opera!"
Olivia Date
"Sunday afternoon ‘Opera Scenes’ was magical. Thank you so much. My wife and I look forward to the next..., and the next...!"
Richard Jelly
"Thanks so much for a lovely evening. It was a real treat, and I thought the singers were really impressive - very composed, professional and full of character. I loved the fact the audience were able to be so close up to the performance."
"I can't believe how much you and they achieved in such a short space of time - you must do more, I think you've got a winning formula!"
Gilly Waugh
Performance at Cooper Hall  
"Cooper Hall is a truly inspirational space to work in ...beautiful, calm, versatile and gorgeous to sing in."
Sarah Forbes. Opera Scenes Weekend Workshop.
"It was such a privilege to be among the first singers to perform in Cooper Hall. It's setting, being the heart of the Somerset countryside, is absolutely stunning. The hall itself has a fantastically sympathetic acoustic and the performance space is extremely versatile."
"I can't thank you enough for all you support, encouragement and inspiration that you gave to me. I think quite a big light bulb went on yesterday afternoon when we were rehearsing the Handel! I definitely feel that I've managed to learn a big lesson this weekend in how mood and intention really feed the breathe and how being physically open can make such a difference to a performance. I wish there were more venues like this!!"
Matt Duncan. Opera Scenes Weekend Workshop

"I am very lucky to have taken part in the Opera Scenes Weekend at Cooper hall. The hall is a beautiful place to work in with seemingly endless possibilities of different levels, entrances and settings. It was a wonderful place to sing in, and one of the most creative musical experiences I have had."
Rosie Middleton

"Thank you so much for the most wonderful weekend... I'm still on such a high! What an amazing space to perform in; it's big enough for there to be a real sense of occasion, but so homely to give us the confidence to try out new and more familiar repertoire for such a warm and positive audience. It was a real treat to spend the weekend rehearsing in those beautiful surroundings. I hope to be able to sing from the balcony at the next one!"
Katie Slater. Opera Scenes Weekend Workshop.

"Yesterday's workshop was a delight. The disparate (NB I didn't say desperate!) group of students was charming and knitted together perfectly. The venue was out of this world and the tutor, as ever, utterly inspiring. Add to this your generous hospitality and the result is the perfect day. Thank you so much. How lucky we are out here in the sticks to have access to such wonderful resources. I shall certainly be watching the programme at Cooper Hall with great interest."
Barry Davies. Going Solo.



In the atrium
"The space is beautiful and creates just the right ambience with the use of wood and glass while never seeming too formal. It has perfect acoustics and an amazing piano that really works with the space. What more could you ask?"
Suzy Ruffles
"What a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours on a Sunday - you must be delighted with the success of yesterday’s event, thank you so much for letting me be part of it!"

"There was such a lovely atmosphere the minute the threshold was crossed. A real welcome, a lovely glass of wine and powerful performances from a group of very talented people who were thoroughly enjoying themselves – which definitely rubbed off!"

"All of this culminating in a very generous donation of £260."

"I can’t thank you both enough and look forward to supporting you, in any way I can, with future events."

Yvonne Brunton
Community Fundraiser
Dorothy House Hospice

Dorothy House Hospice
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