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June 2020

CHAMBER MUSIC FOR STRINGS AND PIANO

June 5th at 18:30 to June 7th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Fri 5 Jun - 13:30 Sun 7 Jun 2020 Some intense music-making for pre-formed string quartets or piano groups. Each should choose two works for special study and a large library will be available for exploration. Louise Latham with Mary Dainton (Gr. Manchester www.highamhall.com/louiselatham) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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VERDI’S OPERATIC PINNACLE: DON CARLOS AND OTELLO

June 12th at 18:30 to June 14th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Fri 12 Jun - 13:30 Sun 14 Jun 2020 Grand opera was still an ingredient in Verdi's settings of Schiller's Don Carlos and Shakespeare's Otello but the delineation of character has more depth and the music greater control and dramatic impact. Closer to Wagner? Not really- still Italianate and lyrical. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169ian

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SAXOPHONE WEEKEND (EXTENDED SUMMER WEEKEND)

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

18:30 Thu 18 Jun - 13:30 Mon 22 Jun 2020 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 extended to 4 nights. Debbie Scherer & Sarah Jobson (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/debbie-scherersarah-jobson) Residential: £455 Non-residential: £323

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SING SWING!

June 26th at 18:30 to June 28th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Fri 26 Jun - 13:30 Sun 28 Jun 2020 *NEW* A relaxed and fun opportunity to recreate the close harmony style of legendary groups such as the Manhatten Transfer, Ink Spots, Andrews Sisters to name a few! We will sing unaccompanied in two parts or more and you will probably already have some experience of singing in a group. NEW TUTOR: Chris Hale (S. Cheshire www.highamhall.com/christne-hale) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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July 2020

SCHUBERT: HIS LIFE AND MUSIC

July 3rd at 18:30 to July 5th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Fri 3 Jul - 13:30 Sun 5 Jul 2020 An appreciation of the remarkably productive but tragically short life of one of the greatest of all composers - Familiar symphonies, chamber works, songs and piano pieces alongside lesser-known operas, choral works and Viennese dances. Chris Rodwell (www.highamhall.com/chris-rodwell) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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WIND SERENADES SUMMER SCHOOL 2020

July 5th at 16:30 to July 10th at 16:45
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Wind Chamber course for high-advanced amateur players (diploma-standard level 1 minimum) to work in-depth on substantial original repertoire with the highest level of tuition. All works studied will be performed complete in informal concerts on the last day. The course includes a mid-week tutors' concert. Tutors: TBC and Laurence Perkins (bassoon - www.highamhall.com/laurence-perkins) Residential: £676 Non-residential: £497 (deposit £300) We can pick up at 5pm from Penrith Rail Station (+£20) BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT ON BOOKING. All applications to be made…

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A VERY SPECIAL WOODWIND RECITAL

July 8th at 20:15 to 21:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

20:15 - 21:30 Wed 8 Jul 2020 TBC Led by Laurence Perkins. An hour of memorable musical performances, held in our wonderful oak-floored Lecture Room. (One hour, no interval). ADMISSION £10 Proceeds to Stroke Association with Bar available beforehand and afterwards.

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AN INFORMAL (& FREE) WOODWIND CONCERT – IN TWO HALVES

July 10th at 11:00 to 15:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

11:00 - 15:30 Fri 10 Jul 2020 All are invited to share two 45 minute concerts at 11am and 2pm, spanning lunchtime given by diploma-standard players, completing a masterclass here at Higham with Laurence Perkins. A little audience will be appreciated! ADMISSION FREE, but please do let us know if you intend to come so we can put out enough chairs! You are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in our grounds in-between, with donations welcome for tea and…

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BLOW! INTERMEDIATE WOODWIND WEEKEND

July 10th at 18:30 to July 12th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Fri 10 Jul - 13:30 Sun 12 Jul 2020 Grades 3 to 5 FLUTE, OBOE, CLARINET and BASSOON. Small and larger group playing under patient, enjoyable professional instruction. A great way to develop your playing! Notify us of instrument when booking. Patricia and Catriona Melville-Mason (Perthshire www.highamhall.com/tricia-tronamelville-mason) Residential: £268 Non-residential: £199

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CIRCLE DANCE

July 12th at 18:30 to July 16th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Sun 12 Jul - 13:30 Thu 16 Jul 2020 *NEW* An extended retreat for Circle Dancers. Newcomers as well as experienced are welcome to join this inclusive form of community dancing where no partners are required. Music and dances drawn from worldwide cultures and countries and pace varies from lively to meditative. A tonic for body and mind! Anne-Lise Kryger (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/anne-lise-kryger) Residential: £431 Non-residential: £299

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