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October 2019

MUSIC APPRECIATION: AUTUMN LANDSCAPES IN MUSIC

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

*NEW* A delightful weekend looking at how Autumn has been depicted in music. Includes orchestral, piano and vocal music by Grieg, Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky and Mozart and a small selection of popular songs. Some music will be supplemented by paintings. Sheer joy, even if you are only reaquainting yourself with the classical genre. NEW TUTOR: Chris Rodwell (www.highamhall.com/chris-rodwell) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 See also courses by Ian France, Tim Shuker and Julian Williamson.

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JAZZ IMPROVISATION AND ARRANGING WITH MARK BASSEY

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

For musicians interested in developing appropriate skills to be able to play, arrange or both. Also a chance to hear your music played by others. Nurture your swing in a friendly, supportive and relaxed atmosphere. Mark Bassey (East Sussex www.highamhall.com/mark-bassey) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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November 2019

THE CHORAL CLASSICS: BRAHMS, VERDI AND ELGAR

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

Three composers from the Romantic era, better-known for works in other fields, were inspired by religious texts to produce outstanding choral works: Brahms and Verdi – Requiems and Elgar – The Dream of Gerontius. Hear impassioned solos, colourful orchestrations and choruses. Soul-stirring and sublime! 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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A WEEKEND WITH THE HARP

November 15th at 18:30 to November 17th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Learn secrets of the Welsh harp tradition from the master himself! Robin will look at authentic traditional melodies and arranging in the Welsh style, the typical method of Theme and Variations, and traditional Welsh dance music on the harp. Teaching primarily by ear, but notation provided afterwards. You are welcome to record the class. Intermediate/ Advanced level. Guest Tutors: Charlotte Petersen and Robin Huw Bowen Organised by Gill Salter-Smith for Harps Northwest (www.harpsnorthwest.org.uk) Residential: £253 Non-residential: £186

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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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