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April 2018

A WEEKEND FOR HARPS ‘N’ FLUTES

April 27th at 18:30 to April 29th at 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Friendly and relaxed, with music available for Harp (all abilities) and Flute (Grade 5 min). Build confidence and reduce anxiety about performing. Opportunities for discrete ensembles as well as a mixed gathering. Ends with a Joint CONCERT & TEA on the Sunday afternoon. NEW TUTORS: Anna Christensen (Harp) and Rachel Holt (Flute) Residential: £251 Non-residential: £184

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CONCERT AND TEA: HARPS ‘N’ FLUTES

April 29th at 14:00 to 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A delightful afternoon of live Harp and Flute music presented in the intimate setting of our atmospheric oak-floored Lecture Room. Led by: Anna Christensen (Harp) and Rachel Holt (Flute), who are leading a weekend with harp and flute players. £20 ending with Tea and a Slice Rachel Holt Anna Christensen

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May 2018

RECORDER PLAYING: NEXT STEPS (RESCHEDULED)

May 6th at 18:30 to May 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

This course was due to run 2-4th March but was postponed due to the bad weather. New date Sun 6th to Tue 8th May 2018. Do not be scared to make mistakes ... have fun ... make music. The standard is roughly Grade 1-3, but this is a chance for those developing a liking for recorder playing to progress their musicality in a gentle way with like-minded people under professional guidance. Enjoy! Annemarie Klein (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/annemarie-klein) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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COME AND SING PURELY FOR PLEASURE!

May 18th at 18:30 to May 21st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For Singers of all experience or inexperience! Our very varied repertoire (songs, folk-songs, music-hall songs, etc.) will be built around popular songs from eras of both World Wars. Splendid music, great accompanist. A friendly, non-elitist gathering where anybody is welcome, regardless of your self-impressions about your own voice! You do not even have be in a choir already or ever have been. What unites us is the opportunity to share the songs and music together. If you have never experienced…

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CHAMBER MUSIC FOR STRINGS AND PIANO

May 25th at 18:30 to May 27th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Preformed string quartets or piano groups for some intense music-making. Groups should choose two works for special study, and a large library will be available for exploration. Louise Latham (Gr. Manchester www.highamhall.com/louise-latham) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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BIG BAND ARRANGING

May 29th at 18:30 to June 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For instrumentalists of a good standard, with some experience of writing for a classic big band line-up or medium-sized jazz combos and able to read music. Mark Bassey (East Sussex www.highamhall.com/mark-bassey) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 Mark's IMPROVISATION AND BASIC ARRANGING will follow in Oct.

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June 2018

BRITISH BMG FEDERATION SUMMER SCHOOL WEEKEND 2018

June 1st at 19:00 to June 3rd at 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For Banjo, mandolin or guitar. Tutors: Mauro Squillante: The Baroque concerto grosso; Chris Sands: Classic Finger-style 5-string Banjo; Nigel Gatherer: Folk Band. See link to the BMG website for details.Ending with an informal concert after lunch followed by refreshments at 3:30pm Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 Organised by the BMG Federation (www.highamhall.com/bmg)

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SAXOPHONE WEEKEND (EXTENDED)

June 22nd at 18:30 to June 25th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Players of more than 18 months. Ensemble coaching and expert support from two tutors. Play in groups of varying size, altered at each session. An extensive music library available. Sight-reading beneficial. Now ends after lunch on the Monday. Debbie Scherer & Sarah Jobson (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/debbie-scherer-sarah-jobson) Residential: £342 Non-residential: £244

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BEGIN TO DISCOVER YOUR BEAUTIFUL SINGING VOICE – FULL DAY

June 27th at 09:30 to 19:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* An EXTENDED day to help discover your own true voice through 'bel canto' ('beautiful singing'). Morning together, after lunch private practice/tutorials, late afternoon Masterclass (performing solo optional), ending after a (well-earned) Dinner. Sian Carys Allen (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/sian-carys-allen) £84 inc. refreshments, lunch and dinner (A residential runs 2-5 Sep)

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MUSIC APPRECIATION: BEETHOVEN – THE ODD-NUMBERED SYMPHONIES

June 29th at 18:30 to July 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Beethoven's 1, 3 (Eroica),5, 7 and 9 (Choral) seem to embody the romantic notion of an artist struggling in adversity to produce revolutionary works of genius that would be fully appreciated by later generations. Certainly they display the triumph of the individual over destiny. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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