Harpers of the Opera - Weekend Workshop & Concert Ticket Purchase

Workshop & Concert Tickets: $149.00
General Concert Tickets
NOTE: If purchasing Family tickets please provide the number of persons attending in the note to seller as you check out. ** If you wish to perform in Concert on Sunday, please provide details of music played at checkout. This will be printed in the program.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Jayne Hockley

Jayne Hockley has extensive performing experience, including orchestral work, recordings, television appearances, radio broadcasts, and high profile corporate and private functions.

As a soloist, some of Jayne’s highlights include playing at a cocktail party for Elle McPherson, being the guest soloist of Victor Borge at the Opera House, playing at receptions for Prince Edward and the Crown Prince of Thailand at Government House in Perth, and at the wedding ceremony of Bec Cartwright and Lleyton Hewitt in the Opera House.

As a freelance orchestral harpist, Jayne has had the opportunity of playing in the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, and the Sydney, West Australian and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras.

She has also performed in the musicals, Evita, 42nd Street, The King and I, South Pacific, Me and My Girl, My Fair Lady and The Producers. Other orchestral career highlights include playing in two Hollywood film scores (recorded in Perth), and playing with the Electric Light Orchestra in Perth in 1995.

In 1997, Jayne recorded a CD, with flautist Naomi Halls. Titled Moon over the Ruined Castle, it is a relaxing collection of well-known classical and Japanese melodies.
Jayne’s second CD, Thyme & Roses was released in December 1999. Featuring harp and voice, with soprano Taryn Fiebig, it also has a touch of mandolin and cello. Irish, Scottish, and English love songs are interspersed with several instrumentals.

Jayne is a graduate of the NSW Conservatorium of Music (Bachelor of music with a major in harp performance). She has also studied in the USA and participated in the world harp congress in Copenhagen in 1995.

Jayne’s concert harp, built in 1929 by the Wurlitzer Company in Chicago, is an exquisite instrument. Beautifully decorated in gold leaf, it produces a magnificent sound.


Stuart Jones said...

Hello Jane - Jody Harrison tagged you on Facebook in a photo from 1983 National Music Camp. We have met in Perth in 1988/89 I think. My wife and I played in the WASO with Cameron.

Are you still based in Perth?

Stuart Jones (Trumpet).

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