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October 2018

AN INFORMAL (AND FREE) WOODWIND CONCERT!

October 21st at 11:15 to 12:15
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

All are invited to enjoy this hour-long concert given by diploma-standard players (i.e. above grade 8) who will be completing a masterclass here at Higham with Laurence Perkins. It is good to have a little audience for such informal events which will be of an exceptional standard, in our wonderful oak-floored Lecture Room. This is always an OUTSTANDING concert, and a best kept secret of ours ... we challenge you to find a better quality of playing! ADMISSION FREE, but…

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RECORDER ENSEMBLES

October 21st at 18:30 to October 23rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Play music in a recorder ensemble of up to thirty players. For recorder players of intermediate standard (roughly Grades 4-6 AB/TCL). Music will range from Renaissance to the present day, from three to eight or more parts. Technical and stylistic guidance as appropriate. Annemarie Klein (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/annemarie-klein) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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November 2018

MUSIC APPRECIATION: THE HEART OF TCHAIKOVSKY

November 4th at 18:30 to November 6th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Tchaikovsky's Romeo & Juliet, Francesca da Rimini, Hamlet and Manfred were inspired by literature. 1812, March Slav and Capriccio Italien were popular occasional pieces. Winter Daydreams and Pathétique Symphonies and excerpts from his great ballet scores complete the picture. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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A WEEKEND WITH THE SMALL HARP

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

All ability levels except absolute beginners. Emphasis will be on having fun, but attention will be paid to technique, tone, accuracy and musicality. Written music supplied & specially written parts will cater for all levels. All styles - something for everyone! Guest Tutors: Eira Lynn Jones and Mary Dunsford Organised by Marion Jones for Harps Northwest (www.harpsnorthwest.org.uk) Residential: £251 Non-residential: £184

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December 2018

YOGA AND CIRCLE DANCE (B)

December 3rd at 18:30 to December 6th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* See 30 Nov. An identical course precedes - this repeat being also ideal for newcomers! Gill Hunter (Yoga) & Anne-Lise Kryger (Circle Dance) Residential: £344 Non-residential: £246

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MUSIC APPRECIATION: ASPECTS OF LATE ROMANTICISM

December 11th at 18:30 to December 13th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Wagner's legacy influenced a generation of composers who wanted to go further: Scriabin's Poem of Ecstasy, Mahler's 10th, Richard Strauss' Alpine, Schoenberg's Transfigured Night and his Gurrelieder show different responses to this quest. Schmidt and Korngold developed a less fevered approach. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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CAROLS FOR ABSOLUTELY EVERYONE

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

Experienced singers as well as anyone who has shied off joining in through feelings of vocal inadequacy 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. Ends in a little Christmas informal singsong which is open to all. Any level. Roger Wilkes (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/roger-wilkes) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING HOGMANAY

Saturday December 29, 2018 at 18:30 to Tuesday January 1, 2019 at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Bring in New Year alongside fellow Scottish Country Dancers (with 3 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. Mervyn Short, Jane Meikle & Maureen Haynes with musician George Meikle Residential: £316 Non-residential: £224

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January 2019

SAXOPHONE (WINTER WEEKEND)

Friday January 4, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday January 6, 2019 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: £243 Non-residential: £176 A WEEKDAY version follows - attend both, save £25

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THE GOLDEN AGE OF VENETIAN MUSIC 1550-1750

Friday January 4, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday January 6, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Venice, European political power since the Middle Ages, took a while to flower musically. The Gabrielli's in the late 16th Century heralded a golden age of Venetian life: great church services in San Marco Basilica, flamboyant political and social ceremonies, the first commercial opera houses, and music played in the city orphanages. Discover Montiverde, Cavalli, Vivaldi etc. across one of music's most splendid periods. Julian Williamson (London www.highamhall.com/julian-williamson) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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