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August 2018

5th ANNUAL EARLY MUSIC SUMMER SCHOOL

August 5th at 16:00 to August 11th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A very warm welcome to our 5th Early Music Summer School is offered to competent singers and players of viol, recorder and lute. This very friendly course, which covers music c1450-c1650, offers ‘first study’ instruction in choral/solo singing, viol, lute, and recorder playing, plus small group repertoire sessions; many optional activities (including dance, vocal consorts, ‘try an instrument’, mixed string-and-wind consorts, vocal workshops, musical facsimile and many more); and various plenary sessions. A marvellously rich musical cocktail amid a glorious…

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CHAMBER MUSIC SUMMER SCHOOL

August 20th at 18:30 to August 24th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For pre-formed Trios, Quartets & Quintets. Mornings, work together at self-selected repertoire. Afternoons, explore our beautiful surroundings. Other sessions mixed Ensemble work. Large music library to explore.Co-ordinator: Louise Latham (Gr. Manchester www.highamhall.com/louise-latham) Residential: £438 Non-residential: £311

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

August 31st at 18:30 to September 2nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Easy-level weekend for instruments that play in the key of C (flute, oboe, bassoon and bowed strings -so no clarinets etc.), to play in a mixed string and woodwind group. Keys, note ranges etc. are straightforward, so you can enjoy making music together, with the option of easier parts. Ideal for those with little or no experience of playing in a group, who last played decades ago in a school orchestra, or just lack confidence. Primarily for Grades 1…

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September 2018

SINGING FOR SOLOISTS

September 2nd at 18:30 to September 5th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Extended small workshop for Singers already with a little (recent or otherwise) experience, who perhaps sing in choirs and/or have sung a few solos as amateurs. Some 1:1 with Sian and time for private practice included. Sian Carys Allen (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/sian-carys-allen Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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SIBELIUS: STANDARD-BEARER OF FINNISH MUSIC

September 7th at 18:30 to September 9th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Great Composer who helped show both artistic and national independence through a genuine ethnic Finnish sound, drawing on many native traditions, in particular ancient epic poetry, from which he drew much orchestral and vocal inspiration. Explore Finnish music and how Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) gave it focus and lasting recognition. Julian Williamson (London www.highamhall.com/julian-williamson) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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MUSIC APPRECIATION: GREAT SCENES FROM OPERA

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

Enjoy sound and spectacle from a golden age of Opera. Gounod's lively Fair Scene from Faust. Contrasting scenes from Verdi's Aida and Don Carlos mixing conflicts of state and individual. Tchaikovsky's touching letter scene and Ball from Eugene Onegin. Bringing the curtain down, the awe-inspiring Grail Scene from Wagner's Parsifal and the joyous festival which ends The Mastersingers. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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PIANO WORKSHOP

September 23rd at 18:30 to September 25th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For up to ten players* of Grade 7 & 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: £236 Non-residential: £169

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October 2018

ALFRED HITCHCOCK: WAYS OF SEEING (RESCHEDULED)

October 2nd at 18:30 to October 4th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Seen as suspense thrillers, often his films show Hitch as a man in fear (his speciality) - fat Englishman in Hollywood, carefully-modulated spoken vowels, critically observant, cynical, suspicious of order. Enjoy and scrutinise three films bound-up with fear, suspicion and paranoia: Strangers On a Train (1951), Psycho (1960) and Rear Window (1954). Ron Guariento (Newcastle www.highamhall.com/ron-guariento) Residential: £231   Non-residential: £164 (Course postponed from April

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TRY FOR A DAY: PAPER MODELS – THE ORGAN PIPE ORCHESTRA

October 7th at 10:00 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

LEGITIMATE FUN! From paper, model a pair of working pumped wind instruments, each playing a different note. Playing some fun tunes together as an ensemble - essentially a big home-made organ recital! Also choose another model from Rob's designs to make. Bring favourite scissors and combine music, science, craft and fun! Rob Ives (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/rob-ives) £74 including lunch, refreshments & materials Some of Rob's ingenious paper models are on display in the college. He makes kits of them which sell…

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STRING ORCHESTRA WEEKEND

October 12th at 18:30 to October 14th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The Dvořák Serenade is one of the glories of the String Orchestra repertoire. Experienced string players are invited to join us to play this wonderful piece of music. Suk Meditation and Janacek Little Suite will complete a Czech weekend. Louise Latham (Gr. Manchester www.highamhall.com/louise-latham) Residential: £251 Non-residential: £184

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