EARLY MUSIC SUMMER SCHOOL
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)
SATURDAY 22 AUGUST 2020 (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
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.
DOWNLOADABLE APPLICATION FORM (PDF):
Download, print, complete and send back to us. (You may use the online form above if you wish instead).