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March 2019

RECORDER CONSORT WEEKEND

March 22nd at 18:30 to March 24th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

An opportunity for recorder players to enjoy a weekend of mostly one-to-a-part consort playing, in anything from three to eight parts, and to discover some possibly unfamiliar music. Mainly Renaissance, but we may extend into some Baroque and 20th Century music too. (Coincides with the Viol Weekend, so some interaction may be possible.) Philip Gruar (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/philip-gruar) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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VIOL CONSORT WEEKEND

March 22nd at 18:30 to March 24th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Now in its third year at Higham, this friendly course (for all standards except beginner) will focus on consorts by William Byrd and John Jenkins. For those who wish there can be some interaction with the recorder course running alongside. Elizabeth Dodd (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/elizabeth-dodd) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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April 2019

MOZART PIANO CONCERTOS

April 3rd at 18:30 to April 5th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Most Mozart devotees would agree that his 27 piano concertos hold a special place in their affections - Classical form and content combined with effortless grace and refinement. Amongst others, we will enjoy nos. 20(D minor), 21(C), 23(A), 24(C minor) and 25(C). Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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RECORDER ENSEMBLES

April 5th at 18:30 to April 7th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Play music in a recorder ensemble of up to thirty players. For recorder players of intermediate standard (roughly Grades 4-6 AB/TCL). Music will range from Renaissance to the present day, from three to eight or more parts. Technical and stylistic guidance as appropriate. Annemarie Klein (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/annemarie-klein) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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WAGNER’S TRISTAN: MYTH AND REALITY – A GREAT OPERA CONSIDERED FROM A DIFFERENT ANGLE

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

One of the most famous love stories, some of the most hypnotic music ever written, audiences intrigued for over a century by its revolutionary design. We will, however, dig deeper and discover how, perhaps, Wagner's own marriage break-up and his passions for Mathilde Wesendonk and Cosima von Bulow spill over and make-believe reflects reality throughout a plot related to its composer's own social traumas. Julian Williamson (London www.highamhall.com/julian-williamson) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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SINGING SOLO – NEXT STEPS

April 16th at 18:30 to April 19th 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. Benefit from some 1:1 with Sian and time for private practice. The 2nd of 3 available levels of SINGING SOLO. Sian Carys Allen (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/sian-carys-allen) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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TAKE THE TERROR OUT OF SPEAKING IN FRONT OF OTHERS

April 24th at 18:30 to April 26th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

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! Lindsay Dutch (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/lindsay-dutch) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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May 2019

A WEEKEND FOR HARPS ‘N’ FLUTES

May 3rd at 18:30 to May 5th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Friendly and relaxed, with music available for Harp (all abilities) and Flute (suggested level Grade 3 and above). Build confidence and reduce anxiety about performing. Opportunities for separate ensembles as well as a mixed gathering. After a free informal midday concert you will deserve your lunch! Anna Christensen (Harp) and Rachel Holt (Flute) Residential: £253 Non-residential: £186

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BILLY WILDER: MASTER DIRECTOR OF THRILLER, ROMANCE AND COMEDY

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

Three celebrated films directed by Billy Wilder to explore and enjoy: Double Indemnity (1944), The Apartment (1960), Kiss Me Stupid (1964). Investigate the odd brilliance of this Austro-Hungarian migrant who saw America with an outsider's insight. Ron Guariento (Newcastle www.highamhall.com/ron-guariento) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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COME AND SING – PURELY FOR PLEASURE!

May 17th at 18:30 to May 20th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Singers of all levels of experience or inexperience are welcome to enjoy a varied repertoire of songs, folk-songs, shanties and others that have inspired people through the years. Splendid music to be shared for the sheer joy of it, even if you've not done so for a while! Do just the weekend (Friday-Sunday), if you need to. Roger Wilkes (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/roger-wilkes) Residential: £338 Non-residential: £239 (Fri dinner to Mon lunch) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176 (Fri dinner to Sun lunch)

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