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January 2021

SING WITH OTHERS – YES YOU CAN!

Friday January 22, 2021 at 18:30 to Monday January 25, 2021 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! Deborah Catterall (N. Wales www.highamhall.com/deborah-catterall) SPECIAL PRICE (1 night's accommodation free): Residential: £295 Non-residential: £234

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ALAN BARNES JAZZ MASTER CLASS

Monday January 25, 2021 at 18:30 to Friday January 29, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Develop your jazz playing. How about 5 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) Residential: £485 Non-residential: £342

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February 2021

COLOURING THE VOICE: BODY AND MIND

Tuesday February 2, 2021 at 18:30 to Thursday February 4, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Developing vocal techniques in the right way can benefit your physical and mental well-being. Aimed at anyone willing (not just soloists), this intimate workshop exercises tonality, timbre, projection, diction, posture and breathing and uses music to enhance confidence, whether you sing, speak on your own or with others. Sian Carys Allen (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/sian-carys-allen) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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STRING CHAMBER MUSIC WORKSHOP

Sunday February 7, 2021 at 18:30 to Tuesday February 9, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Higham is the ideal country house venue for chamber music. The course is for preformed string chamber groups (may include piano) Self chosen repertoire. Louise Latham (Gr. Manchester www.highamhall.com/louise-latham) with Richard Muncey Residential: £243 Non-residential: £174

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TALE OF FOUR SYMPHONIES

Sunday February 14, 2021 at 18:30 to Tuesday February 16, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Symphony No. 4 by Brahms is the summation of his writing. Dvořàk’s 9th is his best-known work, From the New World. Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique, 6th Symphony - in Russian the word means passionate or emotional. Mahler’s ever-fresh 1st concludes our journey. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) IAN Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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BRASS BAND WEEKEND

Friday February 19, 2021 at 18:30 to Sunday February 21, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A serious, yet relaxed weekend for brass band players to rehearse and perform popular, and perhaps lesser-known, brass band repertoire. There will be both whole-band and sectional rehearsals under the superb guidance of world-renowned Euphonium soloist David Thornton and professional musicians Andy Kershaw (tuba) and Martyn Grisdale (cornet). All prospective players must contact Martyn on 07970036592 or martyn@cambridge-trumpet-teacher.co.uk before enrolling to ascertain level, instrument(s) and suitability. Martyn Grisdale (Course leader) with Andy Kershaw and David Thornton Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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WIND SERENADES – DIRECTED BY LAURENCE PERKINS

Sunday February 28, 2021 at 18:30 to Thursday March 4, 2021 at 13:30
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: £436 Non-residential: £304 (deposit £150) LWe 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 2021

STRING CHAMBER MUSIC WORKSHOP

Sunday March 7, 2021 at 13:30 to Tuesday March 9, 2021 at 18:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Higham is the ideal country house venue for chamber music. The course is for preformed string chamber groups (may include piano) Self chosen repertoire. Louise Latham (Gr. Manchester www.highamhall.com/louise-latham) with Heather Bills Residential: £243 Non-residential: £174 An alternative to 7 Feb.

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PIANO WORKSHOP

Sunday March 14, 2021 at 18:30 to Tuesday March 16, 2021 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: £243 Non-residential: £174

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RECORDER CONSORT

Sunday March 28, 2021 at 18:30 to Wednesday March 31, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Enjoy mostly one-to-a-part Consort playing, in anything from three to eight parts and discover some possibly unfamiliar music. Mainly Renaissance, but may extend into some Baroque and the 20th Century. (Coincides with the Viols, so some interaction may be possible.) Philip Gruar (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/philip-gruar) Residential: £340 Non-residential: £239

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