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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!

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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

January 2018


January 26th at 18:30 to January 28th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

If you were ever told NOT to sing when at school, or have just been put off through fear, this is for you! First timer or seasoned warbler, we'll enjoy plenty of songs together, and help you to sing (even) better! Roger Wilkes (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/roger-wilkes) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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May 2018


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


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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