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April 2019

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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BIG BAND ARRANGING

May 28th at 18:30 to May 31st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For instrumentalists of a good standard, with some experience of writing for a classic big band line-up or medium-sized jazz combos and able to read music. Mark Bassey (East Sussex www.highamhall.com/mark-bassey) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 Mark's IMPROVISATION AND BASIC ARRANGING will follow in Oct.

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CHAMBER MUSIC FOR STRINGS AND PIANO

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

Some intense music-making for pre-formed string quartets or piano groups. Each should choose two works for special study and a large library will be available for exploration. Louise Latham with Mary Dainton (Gr. Manchester www.highamhall.com/louise-latham) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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June 2019

SAXOPHONE WEEKEND (EXTENDED SUMMER WEEKEND)

June 6th at 18:30 to June 10th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Players of more than 18 months. Ensemble coaching and expert support from two tutors. Play in groups of varying size, altered at each session. An extensive music library available. Sight-reading beneficial. Now extended to 4 nights. Debbie Scherer & Sarah Jobson (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/debbie-scherer-sarah-jobson) Residential: £447 Non-residential: £318

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FRENCH MUSIC: FROM FAUST TO FAUNE

June 21st at 18:30 to June 23rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A sweeping survey from Gounod's Faust to Debussy's Prelude a L'Apres-midi d'un Faune. Operatic extracts include arias from Faust, Carmen, Samson and Delilah, Manon, and Louise. Orchestral and instrumental highlights feature works by Delibes, Saint-Saens, and Cesar Franck. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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