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July 2020

A VERY SPECIAL WOODWIND RECITAL

July 8th at 20:15 to 21:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

20:15 - 21:30 Wed 8 Jul 2020 TBC Led by Laurence Perkins. An hour of memorable musical performances, held in our wonderful oak-floored Lecture Room. (One hour, no interval). ADMISSION £10 Proceeds to Stroke Association with Bar available beforehand and afterwards.

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AN INFORMAL (& FREE) WOODWIND CONCERT – IN TWO HALVES

July 10th at 11:00 to 15:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

11:00 - 15:30 Fri 10 Jul 2020 All are invited to share two 45 minute concerts at 11am and 2pm, spanning lunchtime given by diploma-standard players, completing a masterclass here at Higham with Laurence Perkins. A little audience will be appreciated! ADMISSION FREE, but please do let us know if you intend to come so we can put out enough chairs! You are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in our grounds in-between, with donations welcome for tea and…

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BLOW! INTERMEDIATE WOODWIND WEEKEND

July 10th at 18:30 to July 12th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Fri 10 Jul - 13:30 Sun 12 Jul 2020 Grades 3 to 5 FLUTE, OBOE, CLARINET and BASSOON. Small and larger group playing under patient, enjoyable professional instruction. A great way to develop your playing! Notify us of instrument when booking. Patricia and Catriona Melville-Mason (Perthshire www.highamhall.com/tricia-tronamelville-mason) Residential: £268 Non-residential: £199

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CIRCLE DANCE

July 12th at 18:30 to July 16th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Sun 12 Jul - 13:30 Thu 16 Jul 2020 *NEW* An extended retreat for Circle Dancers. Newcomers as well as experienced are welcome to join this inclusive form of community dancing where no partners are required. Music and dances drawn from worldwide cultures and countries and pace varies from lively to meditative. A tonic for body and mind! Anne-Lise Kryger (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/anne-lise-kryger) Residential: £431 Non-residential: £299

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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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