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May 2020

A HISTORY OF THE HOLLYWOOD MUSICAL

May 8th at 18:30 to May 10th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Fri 8 May - 13:30 Sun 10 May 2020 What makes Classical Hollywood musicals still appeal to us today? We'll look at performance of the stars, the brilliance of lyricists, composers, directors, choreographers, costumers, cameramen, set designers and enjoy the glamour of three memorable examples: Meet Me in St Louis (1944), Pal Joey (1957) and It's Always Fair Weather (1955). Ron Guariento with Bruce Babington and Peter Evana (Newcastle www.highamhall.com/ron-guariento) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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M2005DC COME AND SING – PURELY FOR PLEASURE!

May 15th at 18:30 to May 18th at 18:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Singers of all levels of experience or inexperience are welcome to enjoy a varied repertoire of songs, folk-songs, shanties and others that have inspired people through the years. Splendid music to be shared for the sheer joy of it, even if you've not done so for a while! Do just the weekend (Friday-Sunday), if you need to. NEW TUTOR: Deborah Catterall (N. Wales www.highamhall.com/deborah-catterall) Residential: £345 Non-residential: £244 (Fri dinner to Mon lunch) Residential: £248 Non-residential: £179 (Fri dinner to…

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COME AND SING – PURELY FOR PLEASURE!

May 15th at 18:30 to May 18th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Fri 15 May - 13:30 Mon 18 May 2020 Singers of all levels of experience or inexperience are welcome to enjoy a varied repertoire of songs, folk-songs, shanties and others that have inspired people for years. Splendid music to be shared for the sheer joy of it, even if you've not done so for a while! (Do just the weekend if you need to.) NEW TUTOR: Deborah Catterall (N. Wales www.highamhall.com/deborah-catterall) Residential: £345 Non-residential: £244 (Fri dinner to Mon…

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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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WIND SERENADES SUMMER SCHOOL

July 5th at 16:30 to July 10th at 15:45
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

16:30 Sun 5 Jul - 15:45 Fri 10 Jul 2020 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: Philippa Davies, Jan Willem Nelleke, Colin Honour and Laurence Perkins (bassoon - www.highamhall.com/laurence-perkins) We can pick-up at 5pm from Penrith Rail Station (+£20) ONLY…

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