EARLY MUSIC SUMMER SCHOOL

Higham Hall College in England’s stunning North Lake District

A warm, friendly welcome to our seventh Early Music Summer School is extended to competent singers and players of viol, recorder and lute.

Spanning music c1450-c1650 with instruction in choral/solo singing, viol, lute, and recorder, plus small group repertoire sessions. Optional activities include dance, one and two to a part vocal groups, ‘try an instrument’, mixed string-and-wind consorts, vocal workshops, musical facsimile and more; with various sessions for all.

A marvellously rich musical cocktail,  glorious setting, good food!

SUNDAY 16 AUGUST (4pm)
to
SATURDAY 22 AUGUST 2019 (9am)

Deborah Catterall (Head Tutor, Vocal)
Elizabeth Dodd (Viol, Renaissance Dance)
Philip Gruar (Recorder)
Michael Piraner ( Recorder)
Hugh Cherry (Lute).

Residential: £607 full board
Non-residential: £407 inc. lunch & dinner
(extra local accommodation nearby)

Further information and application form below

www.highamhall.com   +44 (0) 17687 76276

Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9SH, United Kingdom


FURTHER INFORMATION

This Early Music Summer School is essentially a practical course, aimed in particular at proficient singers and players of viol, recorder and (of any playing standard) lute. It will include sessions in choral and small group singing, viol consort playing, recorder consort playing; ‘repertoire’ sessions (usually for mixed vocal and instrumental groups);  sessions for mixed vocal and instrumental groups, dancing for all, and singing for all; and very many other practical activities including optional ones, which may be complemented by illustrated talks. These, collectively, are designed to provide a survey of music of the Renaissance and Early Baroque periods, namely the period c1450-c1650, thus extending from composers such as Josquin des Prez and John Taverner through to composers such as Claudio Monteverdi and Heinrich Schütz.

In practice the precise shape, and content, of the course will be determined by the number, skills and declared interests of those taking part. The specimen timetable here should be taken as a guide only:

9.00-10.30. Choral Sessions for singers (1 or 2 groups), viol, and recorder players.

11.00-12.30. Repertoire Sessions for Voices & Instruments OR solo song with lute.

Between lunch and tea. Free / Optional Activities available for interested parties.

 

16.15-18.00. Options. Mixed activities based upon preferences and specialisms, plus Tutor Lectures.

19.45-21.15. Workshops for all on a Special Theme. Tutors and activity vary each evening.

21.15 onwards. Social time for (additional) informal music-making, relaxing, games, bar etc.

Specific Timetables will be issued (usually electronically) shortly before the start of the Summer School. Sessions will be listed on an EMSS Noticeboard during the week.

# Information about Higham Hall and our area is available at: www.highamhall.com/information

 

N.B. There are TWO steps to the application process.

Step 1) From this page either:

  • Complete our Online Form below and submit it electronically to us, or
  • Download an Application Form (pdf) below to print off (or ask us to send you one), complete and send to us

Step 2) Then Contact Higham Hall (preferably by phone 9-5 any day) to reserve your place (including your bedroom) and pay your £50 deposit.


APPLICATION FORM for M2008DC 7th ANNUAL EARLY MUSIC SUMMER SCHOOL 2020
Sunday 16 Aug 16:00 – Sat 22 Aug 2020 09:00


SURNAME:

FIRST NAME:

ADDRESS AND POSTCODE:

LANDLINE:

MOBILE:

EMAIL:

[* a list of course members will again be sent out with the detailed timetable; it will show telephone numbers, email addresses, and TOWN – not full postal address. Please advise if you wish any of these details to remain undisclosed.]

DO NOT DISCLOSE (if any):

SPECIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS (if any):

BEDROOM TYPE DESIRED:
SingleDoubleTwin-beddedEnsuite (if available)non-residential

PREFERRED 'FIRST STUDY':
(a) Singing(b) Viols(c) Recorders

If you play an INSTRUMENT, please list the instrument(s) you will be bringing to the Summer School, and indicate your standard (beginner, some experience, very experienced). If you play the viol, please indicate clefs in which you read fluently.
INSTRUMENT(S)

If you SING*, please indicate your voice range (S. A. T .B.) and sight-reading ability (minimal, competent, very experienced
VOICE RANGE AND SIGHT-READING

* SINGERS - indicate whether your primary interest:
ChoralSoloSmall-ensemble one-voice-per-part

*All singers will be allocated to the choir for the first session of the day.
Some individual tuition may be available on voice and recorder.

If you wish to study LUTE you will be able to have lessons which do not conflict with your chosen first session (choral, recorder, viol). If needed, Tutor can have an instrument available for you. If interested, please indicate level of attainment, instrument(s) owned, etc.):
INTERESTED IN TRYING LUTE:

Please tick which of the following you would particularly like to do (tick as many as you like):

DanceLute songsVoices and ViolsSingers’ workshopsSmall Vocal Ensemble [1 per part for experienced singers/sight singers

ViolsLuteRecordersRecorder consort playingMixed String & Recorder consortReading from Musical Facsimile

ANYTHING ELSE:

After you send this form, DON'T FORGET THE SECOND STEP:
Contact Higham Hall - phone is best - +44 (0)1768 776276 - to reserve your place (including your bedroom) and pay your £50 deposit.

If one appears, make sure you tick this box before you hit 'SEND'


DOWNLOADABLE APPLICATION FORM (PDF):
Download, print, complete and send back to us. (You may use the online form above if you wish instead).

EMSS-Further Information Application Form 2020