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August 2019

JAZZ CONCERT with special guest Alan Barnes

August 3rd at 20:00 to 23:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Our lively and diverting intimate evening of mainstream jazz with special guests saxophonist Alan Barnes, trumpeter Martin Shaw with David Black and players from our residential jazz course. Tickets £7 (Bar available)

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6th ANNUAL EARLY MUSIC SUMMER SCHOOL

August 4th at 16:00 to August 10th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For competent singers, viol and recorder players, covering music c1450-c1650. Instruction in choral/solo singing, viol and recorder playing, lute, plus vocal technique and various consorts. Plenary music-making sessions, lectures and opportunities to try something new (instrument or voice). A marvellously rich musical cocktail! Roger Wilkes (Head Tutor, Vocal), Deborah Catterall (Vocal), Elizabeth Dodd (Viol, Renaissance Dance), Philip Gruar (Recorder), Hugh Cherry (Lute). Residential: £599 Non-residential: £399 Further detailed info and application form:  www.highamhall.com/emss  

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CHAMBER MUSIC SUMMER SCHOOL

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

For pre-formed trios, quartets & quintets. Groups work together in the mornings at self-selected repertoire. Afternoons free to explore the beautiful surroundings. Remaining sessions for mixed ensembles. Large library of music to explore. Co-ordinator: Louise Latham (Gr. Manchester www.highamhall.com/louise-latham) Residential: £443 Non-residential: £314

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STARTERS’ MINI-ORCHESTRA FOR WOODWIND AND STRINGS (C INSTRUMENTS)

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

Primarily for those of Grade 1 to 4 standard for instruments that play in the key of C (no clarinets or saxophones). Strings should be capable of tuning their own instruments. Please notify us of instrument and approximate standard when booking. Patricia and Catriona Melville-Mason (Perthshire www.highamhall.com/tricia-trona-melville-mason) Residential: £263 Non-residential: £196

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September 2019

SINGING SOLO – FROM SCRATCH

September 1st at 18:30 to September 3rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Small workshop for focussing on professional techniques for developing your singing skills. Aimed at those with little or no experience, keen to find out how to find a proper voice, whatever genre you are inclined towards. Beginners welcome! First of 3 available levels of SINGING SOLO. Sian Carys Allen (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/sian-carys-allen) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC OF ITALY: A HERITAGE UNDESERVEDLY NEGLECTED

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

From the Gabrielis and Monteverdi, through the 18th-20th centuries, music of Rome, Venice and Nice evolved from lone instrument to piano to larger ensemble. Enjoy non-operatic works by Corelli, Vivaldi and Rossini and unjustly-neglected figures such as Cristofori, Marcadante and Martucci, ending with Respighi for some scenic orchestral description. Julian Williamson (London www.highamhall.com/julian-williamson) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166ital

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VERDI’S RIGOLETTO, IL TROVATORE AND LA TRAVIATA

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

Following what he described as his "galley years", Verdi produced from 1850-53 a trio of operas, universally popular, then as now. Peopled by memorable characters such as Sparafucile, Azucena, Violetta, driven forward by direct and heart-warming melodies. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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PIANO WORKSHOP

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

For up to ten Players* of Grade 7 and above. Prepare a 20 minute programme to be played and discussed; if possible, bring along spare copies of pieces for others. Suggestions for improvement, style, technique and presentation will be offered. Non-competitive with a joint recital on the last morning. *Non-performing Listeners also welcome. John Gough (Chester www.highamhall.com/john-gough) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £171

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October 2019

WIND SERENADES – DIRECTED BY LAURENCE PERKINS

October 16th at 18:30 to October 20th at 18:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

There will be a free informal concert with participants on Sunday 11:15am Laurence Perkins (Manchester www.highamhall.com/laurence-perkins) with Mandy Burvill Residential: £540 Non-residential: £411 (deposit £150) We can pick up at 5pm from Penrith Rail Station (+£20) BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT ON BOOKING. All applications to be made initially through Laurence to ascertain ensemble line-up. www.laurenceperkins.com/wind-serenades

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March 2020

WIND SERENADES – DIRECTED BY LAURENCE PERKINS

Sunday March 1, 2020 at 18:30 to Thursday March 5, 2020 at 18:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A course for wind players from Grade 8 to Diploma, working in detail on wind chamber repertoire for large and smaller ensembles. There will be an informal concert on the morning of the last day. Laurence Perkins (Manchester www.highamhall.com/laurence-perkins) Residential: £423 Non-residential: £294 (deposit £150) We can pick up at 5pm from Penrith Rail Station (+£20) BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT ON BOOKING. All applications to be made initially through Laurence to ascertain ensemble line-up. www.laurenceperkins.com/wind-serenades

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