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5th ANNUAL EARLY MUSIC SUMMER SCHOOL

August 5th at 16:00 to August 11th at 09:00

A very warm welcome to our 5th Early Music Summer School is offered to competent singers and players of viol, recorder and lute. This very friendly course, which covers music c1450-c1650, offers ‘first study’ instruction in choral/solo singing, viol, lute, and recorder playing, plus small group repertoire sessions; many optional activities (including dance, vocal consorts, ‘try an instrument’, mixed string-and-wind consorts, vocal workshops, musical facsimile and many more); and various plenary sessions.

A marvellously rich musical cocktail amid a glorious setting (good accommodation, friendly staff, fantastic food)!

Further Information and Application instructions are below.

Roger Wilkes (Head Tutor, Vocal),
Deborah Catterall (Vocal),
Elizabeth Dodd (Viol, Renaissance Dance),
Philip Gruar (Recorder),
Hugh Cherry (Lute)
Residential: £599 Non-residential: £399

Further Information

In General. This Early Music Summer School is essentially a practical course, aimed in particular at proficient singers and players of viol, recorder and (of any playing standard) lute. It will include sessions in choral and consort singing, viol consort playing, recorder consort playing; ‘repertoire’ sessions (usually for mixed vocal and instrumental groups); plenary sessions including sessions for mixed vocal and instrumental groups, dancing for all, and singing for all; and very many other practical activities including optional ones, which may be complemented by illustrated talks. These, collectively, are designed to provide a survey of music of the Renaissance and Early Baroque periods, namely the period c1450-c1650, thus extending from composers such as Josquin des Prez and John Taverner through to composers such as Claudio Monteverdi and Heinrich Schütz.

In Greater Detail. In practice the precise shape, and content, of the course will be determined by the number, skills and declared interests of those taking part. The specimen timetable here should be taken as a guide only:

9.00-10.30. First Study Sessions for singers (2 groups), viol, and recorder players.

11.00-12.30. Repertoire Sessions for Voices & Instruments OR Lute-Songs.

Between lunch and tea. Free / Optional Activities available for interested parties.#

16.15-18.00. Options. Mixed activities based upon preferences and specialisms, plus Tutor Lectures.

19.45-21.15. Plenary Workshops on a Special Theme. Tutors and activity vary each evening.

21.15 onwards. Social time for (additional) informal music-making, relaxing, games, bar etc.

Specific Timetables will be issued (usually electronically) to participants shortly before the beginning of the Summer School. Sessions will be listed when you are here on the EMSS Notice-board

This information may also be downloaded (with the Application Form) below.

# Information about Higham Hall and our area is available here: www.highamhall.com/information

Application Form

There are TWO steps to the application process.

Step 1) Either:

Step 2) Then:

  • Contact Higham Hall to reserve your place (including your bedroom) and pay your £50 deposit. This is best done over the phone, if you can.

 


Online Form (to make an application to join the Early Music Summer School 2018):

APPLICATION FORM for M1708RW 4th ANNUAL EARLY MUSIC SUMMER SCHOOL 2018
Sunday 5 Aug 16:00 – Sat 11 Aug 2018 09:00


FIRST NAME:

SURNAME:

ADDRESS AND POSTCODE:

LANDLINE:

MOBILE:

EMAIL:

[* a list of course members will again be sent out with the detailed timetable; it will show telephone numbers, email addresses, and TOWN/CITY – not full postal address. Please advise if you wish any of these details to remain undisclosed.]

DO NOT DISCLOSE (if any):

SPECIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS (if any):

BEDROOM TYPE DESIRED:
SingleDoubleTwin-beddedEnsuite (if available)non-residential

PREFERRED 'FIRST STUDY':
(a) *Singing(b) Viols(c) Recorders

If you play an INSTRUMENT, please list the instrument(s) you will be bringing to the Summer School, and indicate your standard (beginner, some experience, very experienced). If you play the viol, please indicate clefs in which you read fluently.
INSTRUMENT(S)

If you SING, please indicate your voice range (S. A. T .B.) and sight-reading ability (minimal, competent, very experienced
VOICE RANGE AND SIGHT-READING

* SINGERS - indicate whether your primary interest:
choral singingsolo singingsmall-ensemble (typically one-voice-per-part) singing
It is expected that those whose preference falls into the last of these categories will be fairly experienced singers and confident sight-readers.

If you wish to study LUTE – at any level – you will be able to have lessons in the instrument at a time which does not directly conflict with sessions devoted expressly to your ‘first study’ course nominated above. If needed, the tutor will have an instrument available for your use. If you are interested to pursue this option, please provide relevant information below (level of attainment, instrument(s) owned, etc.).
INTERESTED IN TRYING LUTE:

Please tick which of the following you would particularly like to do (tick as many as you like). (Activities offered during the afternoon, in particular, will be influenced by your responses.)

DanceLute songsVoices and ViolsSingers’ workshopsVocal consorts

violsluterecorders

Recorder consort playingMixed string & recorder consorts‘Try the Voice’ (for the novice singer)Reading from Musical FacsimileAnything else? (If so, provide details)

ANYTHING ELSE:

After you send this form, DON'T FORGET THE SECOND STEP:
Contact Higham Hall - phone is best +44 (0)1768 776276 - to reserve your place (including your bedroom) and pay your £50 deposit.

Once Submitted, please DON’T FORGET this Second Step:

  • Contact Higham Hall to reserve your place (including your bedroom) and pay your £50 deposit. This is best done over the phone, if you can.

Details

Start:
August 5th at 16:00
End:
August 11th at 09:00
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Venue

Higham Hall College
Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
Phone:
01768 776276
Website:
www.highamhall.com