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Deborah Catterall (Choral Singing)

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  • Has been teaching and conducting since the age of seventeen, lives now in North Wales.
  • has been a singing teacher at Chetham’s School of Music, performed at the Royal Academy of Music, The Royal Northern College of Music, The Rye Festival and Manchester Cathedral.
  • Was Musical Director of the National Youth Training Choir of Great Britain taught for the North West Early Music Forum Summer School, singer in lute song duo Lyra and soloist with The York Waits was chosen to meet the Queen at Buckingham Palace in gratitude to her contribution to the British music industry (HRH, we are sure, still tells people about the occasion!)

Deb is also one of the Tutors on our successful Early Music Summer School. 

Deborah has the same inclusive approach to her predecessor, Roger (now retired), believing in the sheer joy to be shared with music. It’s about being part of something. She has brought a wealth of professional experience to Higham.


Deborah has prepared short 1 minute videos to introduce some of her courses. Worth viewing if you are wondering whether the course might be for you (ED: Chances are it will be for you!), or you are simply curious as to what this Tutor may be like.

DEBORAH CATTERALL – INTRO FOR SINGING PURELY FOR PLEASURE

DEBORAH CATTERALL – INTRO FOR CAROL SINGING

A FUN VIDEO FROM DEB’S PHONE FROM OUR 2019 EARLY MUSIC SUMMER SCHOOL


 

FEEDBACK FOLLOWING DEBORAH’S COURSES:
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“I have found more confidence in my singing in two hours than I have had in fifty years of trying…An amazing experience, possibly even life changing” (Spoken to the Tutor in the Bar after the first session of a three day course).”
“A Wonderful tutor – she’s a keeper!”
“Deborah was an exemplary tutor. Great balance of nurturing & learning. Wonderful experience…”
“That was so enjoyable. You have revived my enthusiasm for singing with other people.”
“Deb is a lovely patient and talented lady. So glad I came. Thank you – I will tell others about it.”

December 2021

CAROLS FOR EVERYONE

December 17th at 18:30 to December 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Even if you have shied off joining-in through feelings of vocal inadequacy, you are welcome to join (or rejoin) us for this fun pre-Christmas event. Enjoy many carols, familiar and less so, as we aim to add to your confidence and enjoyment. Open to all levels of singer. Deborah Catterall (N Wales www.highamhall.com/deborah-catterall) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172 We now offer a range of vocal courses with Deborah Catterall (choir at various levels), Chris Hale (themed ensemble singing) and Sian Carys…

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January 2022

SING WITH OTHERS: YES YOU CAN! (INCL. BURNS NIGHT)

Sunday January 23, 2022 at 18:30 to Wednesday January 26, 2022 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Even if you were never encouraged to sing, it is never too late and it's wonderful for your well-being! Enjoy plenty of songs together, and exercise those vocal chords! Coincides with Burns Night (25th) - Tartan optional! Deborah Catterall (N Wales www.highamhall.com/deborah-catterall) Residential: £340 Non-residential: £239 We now offer a range of vocal courses with Deborah Catterall (choir at various levels), Chris Hale (themed ensemble singing) and Sian Carys Allen (solo singing)

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March 2022

HIGHAM CHOIR: FULLY-FLEDGED

Sunday March 27, 2022 at 18:30 to Wednesday March 30, 2022 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Soundscape: A deep dive into two incredible composers, both immersed in the beauty of choral sound as their primary interest. John Sheppard's 'Media Vita' (written for a 1550s pandemic) is an outstanding piece of its time, with some of the most stunning sounds imaginable. Ola Gjeilo (b1978) is a master of sound. His landscapes are vast with the ability to capture the ear with every chord. We will look at pieces such as 'In The Bleak Midwinter' and 'Ubi…

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