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March 2018

VIOL CONSORT WEEKEND

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

Now in its second year at Higham, this friendly course (for all standards except beginner) will focus on consorts by Thomas Lupo, Alphonso Ferrabosco and John Ward. For those who wish there can be some interaction with the recorder course running alongside. Elizabeth Dodd (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/elizabeth-dodd) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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PIANO WORKSHOP

March 18th at 18:30 to March 20th 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: £233 Non-residential: £167

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UKULELE: EASTER PLAY AWAY!

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

Designed for anyone already playing the ukulele to increase your repertoire of chords and strumming techniques. Using well-known songs for starters, you will have an extensive booklet of songs and other materials to help you get to the next level. Nicholas Corder (Staffordshire www.highamhall.com/nicholas-corder) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £172 inc. lyrics & chords

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April 2018

MUSIC APPRECIATION: RACHMANINOV ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

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

"Whoever is not able to invent a melody which can assert itself and last will never be a very great master" (Rachmaninov). Come, be immersed in the emotional directness of this Russian's symphonies, piano concertos, Isle of the Dead and Symphonic Dances. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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THE UNKNOWN VERDI OPERAS

April 6th at 18:30 to April 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Of Guiseppe Verdi's 30 magical early works, only about 8 operas make regular repertoire. We will unearth some of these foresaken gems. From 'Oberto' to 'Luisa Miller' there are hidden treasures to delight and surprise! Julian Williamson (London www.highamhall.com/julian-williamson) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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RECORDER ENSEMBLES

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

For intermediate players (roughly Grades 4-6 AB/TCL). Music range from Renaissance to the present, 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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A WEEKEND FOR HARPS ‘N’ FLUTES

April 27th at 18:30 to April 29th at 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Friendly and relaxed, with music available for Harp (all abilities) and Flute (Grade 5 min). Build confidence and reduce anxiety about performing. Opportunities for discrete ensembles as well as a mixed gathering. Ends with a Joint CONCERT & TEA on the Sunday afternoon. NEW TUTORS: Anna Christensen (Harp) and Rachel Holt (Flute) Residential: £251 Non-residential: £184

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CONCERT AND TEA: HARPS ‘N’ FLUTES

April 29th at 14:00 to 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A delightful afternoon of live Harp and Flute music presented in the intimate setting of our atmospheric oak-floored Lecture Room. Led by: Anna Christensen (Harp) and Rachel Holt (Flute), who are leading a weekend with harp and flute players. £20 ending with Tea and a Slice Rachel Holt Anna Christensen

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May 2018

TAKE THE TERROR OUT OF SPEAKING IN FRONT OF OTHERS

May 8th at 18:30 to May 10th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* At the thought of speaking in public, most get butterflies - get them to fly in formation. Practical and participative, build confidence and skills to develop and deliver an interesting speech. Plenty of practice, friendly and supportive, with constructive feedback and strategies on how to improve. Ideal for both career or hobby. Come, conquer your fears! Whatever you wish to use your new-found confidence on, you will feel more empowered and capable. NEW TUTOR: Lindsay Dutch (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/lindsay-dutch) Residential:…

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COME AND SING PURELY FOR PLEASURE!

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

For Singers of all experience or inexperience! Our very varied repertoire (songs, folk-songs, music-hall songs, etc.) will be built around popular songs from eras of both World Wars. Splendid music, great accompanist. A friendly, non-elitist gathering where anybody is welcome, regardless of your self-impressions about your own voice! You do not even have be in a choir already or ever have been. What unites us is the opportunity to share the songs and music together. If you have never experienced…

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