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August 2020

JAZZ PLAYERS’ SUMMER SCHOOL

August 2nd at 18:30 to August 9th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Sun 2 Aug - 9:00 Sun 9 Aug 2020 A serious, yet relaxed week for jazz players who are able to play and read music to rehearsal band standard. Play from Swing to Bebop in small groups under the superb guidance of two of England's best Jazz musicians. All prospective players must contact David 07951 903230 daveblackmusic@hotmail.com before enrolling to ascertain level, instrument(s) and suitability. David Black (Course leader www.highamhall.com/david-black) with Alan Barnes and Martin Shaw Residential: £585 Non-residential:…

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JAZZ CONCERT

August 8th at 20:00 to 23:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

20:00 - 23:00 Sat 8 Aug 2020 Our lively and diverting intimate evening of mainstream jazz with David Black and players from our residential Jazz course joined by special guests saxophonist Alan Barnes and trumpeter Martin Shaw. Tickets £7 (Bar available)

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7th ANNUAL EARLY MUSIC SUMMER SCHOOL

August 16th at 16:00 to August 22nd at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

16:00 Sun 16 Aug - 9:00 Sat 22 Aug 2020 A very friendly course of music c1450-c1650 for competent singers and players of viol, recorder and lute. Small group repertoire sessions; plus optional activities (including dance, one and two to a part vocal groups, 'try an instrument', mixed string and wind consorts, vocal workshops, musical facsimile and more); and various sessions for all. A marvellously rich musical cocktail! Deborah Catterall (Head Tutor, Vocal) with: Elizabeth Dodd (Viol, Renaissance Dance), Philip…

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CHAMBER MUSIC SUMMER SCHOOL

August 24th at 18:30 to August 28th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Mon 24 Aug - 13:30 Fri 28 Aug 2020 For pre-formed trios, quartets and quintets. Groups work together in the mornings on 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: £451 Non-residential: £319

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

August 28th at 18:30 to August 30th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Fri 28 Aug - 13:30 Sun 30 Aug 2020 Easy-level weekend for instruments in the key of C (i.e. flute, oboe, bassoon and bowed strings - sorry, no clarinets or saxophones). With relatively straightforward instrumental parts, in terms of key and note range, enjoy making music in our miniorchestra. Little or no experience of playing with others? Not had the instrument out for years? Lack confidence? This is for you! Primarily for Grades 1-4. String players should be capable…

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PIANO WORKSHOP

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

18:30 Tue 29 Sep - 13:30 Thu 1 Oct 2020 *NEW EXTRA COURSE* See 27 Sep, Non-competitive with a joint recital on the last morning. John Gough (Chester www.highamhall.com/john-gough) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £174 (2nd of 2 successive courses due to demand)

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SINGING SOLO – FROM SCRATCH

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

18:30 Sun 30 Aug - 13:30 Tue 1 Sep 2020 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: £238 Non-residential: £169

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September 2020

MUSIC FROM EASTERN EUROPE

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

18:30 Fri 4 Sep - 13:30 Sun 6 Sep 2020 A look at the music and musicians of the Eastern European bloc: Bohemia, Czech countries, Poland, Hungary, Yugoslavia etc. Explore their considerable influence on the wider development of music, mainly from the C18th onwards with migrant composers Stamitz, Vanhal, Gassmann et al. C19th nationalism grew in the hands of Smetana, Dvorak, and Liszt, developing in the C20th with Bartok and Kodaly. Julian Williamson (London www.highamhall.com/julian-williamson) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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THE ENGLISH MUSICAL RENAISSANCE

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

18:30 Sun 13 Sep - 13:30 Tue 15 Sep 2020 Once described as "a land without music", England found a constant stream of composers, from the late C19th well into the 20th. Shorter orchestral works by Sullivan, Parry, Elgar, Delius, Vaughan Williams, Holst, Walton and Britten will delight us on our way. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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PIANO WORKSHOP

September 27th at 18:30 to September 29th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Sun 27 Sep - 13:30 Tue 29 Sep 2020 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. Noncompetitive 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 (1st of 2 successive courses due to demand)P

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