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Roger Wilkes – (Choral Singing, Early Music)

  • One of the busiest Choral Directors in the Northwest of England
  • Extensive experience with choral singing
  • Has run inclusive choir courses for many, many years to consistent praise
  • Co-ordinates our popular Early Music Summer School

Roger has been doing this for a lifetime, bringing enjoyment and confidence to everybody long before it came into fashion again! You do not need to be a member of a choir or even sing to participate in Roger’s choral escapades – you just need to want to do it!

FEEDBACK FOLLOWING ROGER’S COURSES:
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“A very enjoyable group. Roger was a good tutor who relaxed the group very quickly.”
“Roger is a delight and an excellent tutor.”
“Tutor put me at ease.”
“A most enjoyable course – Roger is a brilliant tutor.”
“A completely enjoyable experience. Roger is inspirational.”
“Higham – Great food as always, but more importantly, very helpful and respectful staff. Course – full of friends, Great tutor.”
“Very rewarding. Excellent.”
“Tutor Roger 10/10.”
“This was a splendid course – both informative and enjoyable. Roger is a brilliant tutor.”
“Excellent course, lovely teacher.”
“Excellent weekend, good company, good singing.”

 

 

Upcoming Courses

May 2018

COME AND SING PURELY FOR PLEASURE!

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

For Singers of all experience or inexperience! Our very varied repertoire (songs, folk-songs, music-hall songs, etc.) will be built around popular songs from eras of both World Wars. Splendid music, great accompanist. A friendly, non-elitist gathering where anybody is welcome, regardless of your self-impressions about your own voice! You do not even have be in a choir already or ever have been. What unites us is the opportunity to share the songs and music together. If you have never experienced…

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August 2018

5th ANNUAL EARLY MUSIC SUMMER SCHOOL

August 5th at 16:00 to August 11th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A very warm welcome to our 5th Early Music Summer School is offered to competent singers and players of viol, recorder and lute. This very friendly course, which covers music c1450-c1650, offers ‘first study’ instruction in choral/solo singing, viol, lute, and recorder playing, plus small group repertoire sessions; many optional activities (including dance, vocal consorts, ‘try an instrument’, mixed string-and-wind consorts, vocal workshops, musical facsimile and many more); and various plenary sessions. A marvellously rich musical cocktail amid a glorious…

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