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December 2019

RICHARD STRAUSS: A PORTRAIT

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

Strauss made his reputation as an orchestral wizard with tone poems like Don Juan and Ein Heldenleben. Later he wrote many operas, none finer than Der Rosenkavalier. All his life he composed beautiful songs, finishing with the poignant Four Last Songs. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 See also courses by Chris Rodwell, Tim Shuker and Julian Williamson.

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CAROLS FOR EVERYONE

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

Even if you have shied off joining-in through feelings of vocal inadequacy, you are welcome to join (or rejoin) us for this fun pre- Christmas event. Enjoy many carols, familiar and less so, as we aim to add to your confidence and enjoyment. Open to all levels of singer. NEW TUTOR: Deborah Catterall (N. Wales www.highamhall.com/deborah-catterall) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING HOGMANAY

Sunday December 29, 2019 at 18:30 to Wednesday January 1, 2020 at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Bring in New Year alongside fellow Scottish Country Dancers (with three years’ SCD experience, good working knowledge of traditional steps and formations) to improve technique. Morning classes (optional afternoon sessions), evening social dances culminating in a Hogmanay Dinner and Ball. Jim Stott with Jane Meikle and musician George Meikle Residential: £319 Non-residential: £228

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January 2020

SAXOPHONE (WINTER WEEKEND)

Friday January 3, 2020 at 18:30 to Sunday January 5, 2020 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. Extensive music library available. Sight-reading beneficial. Debbie Scherer & Sarah Jobson (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/debbie-scherer-sarah-jobson) Residential: £251 Non-residential: £184 A WEEKDAY version follows – attend both, save £25

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SAXOPHONE (WINTER WEEKDAY)

Sunday January 5, 2020 at 18:30 to Tuesday January 7, 2020 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. Extensive music library available. Sight-reading beneficial. Debbie Scherer & Sarah Jobson (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/debbie-scherer-sarah-jobson) Residential: £251 Non-residential: £184 A WEEKEND version precedes - attend both, save £25

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DIAGHILEV AND THE BALLET RUSSE: EXTRAORDINARY ERA, EXTRAORDINARY MAN

Friday January 10, 2020 at 18:30 to Sunday January 12, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Ballet Russe took a tired art form into the C20th, setting new boundaries for most subsequent Ballet and commissioning music from Stravinsky, Ravel, Fall, Prokofiev, Satie, as well as avante-garde set designs from the likes of Picasso. The vision of Sergei Diaghilev blended such elements and made audiences gasp. Explore a remarkable story. Julian Williamson (London www.highamhall.com/julian-williamson) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 See also courses by Chris Rodwell, Ian France and Tim Shuker.

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THE BEST OF PUCCINI

Friday January 17, 2020 at 18:30 to Sunday January 19, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

La Bohème, Tosca, Madama Butterfly. The idealised Bohemians with their joys and sorrows, the formidable Floria Tosca and the sadistic Scarpia, and that most sympathetic of operatic creations, Cio-Cio-San. Puccini’s great gift was to breathe musical life into each character, drawing us in to each drama. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 See also courses by Chris Rodwell, Tim Shuker and Julian Williamson.

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SING WITH OTHERS: YES YOU CAN! (INC. BURNS NIGHT)

Thursday January 23, 2020 at 18:30 to Sunday January 26, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Even if you were never encouraged to sing, it is never too late and it's wonderful for your well-being! Enjoy plenty of songs together, and exercise those vocal chords! Coincides with Burns Night (25th) – Tartan optional! NEW TUTOR: Deborah Catterall (N. Wales www.highamhall.com/ deborah-catterall) SPECIAL PRICE – One night’s accommodation free Residential: £288 Non-residential: £229

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ALAN BARNES JAZZ MASTER CLASS

Sunday January 26, 2020 at 18:30 to Thursday January 30, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Develop your jazz playing. How about five times British Award winning saxophonist Alan Barnes as tutor? You need to be able to read music, understand chords and preferably have rehearsal band experience. Limited spaces. Alan Barnes (www.highamhall.com/alan-barnes) (Saxophone/Flute/Piano) Residential: £485 Non-residential: £342

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February 2020

STRING CHAMBER MUSIC WORKSHOP

Sunday February 9, 2020 at 18:30 to Tuesday February 11, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A country house - ideal for Chamber Music. Preformed strings or piano groups can join us for two days of intense music making. Groups should choose two works for special study and a large library will be available for repertoire exploration. Students may have a warm-up from 5 – 6pm on the arrival day. Louise Latham (Gr. Manchester www.highamhall.com/louise-latham) and Richard Muncey Residential: £238 Non-residential: £171 Also see 8 March.

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