FULLY BOOKED: TCHAIKOVSKY 4, 5 AND 6

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Tchaikovsky’s last three symphonies are considered his greatest orchestral works. An obsession with fate tends to dominate the outer movements: ‘doom-laden’ and ‘heart-on the-sleeve’ are terms frequently applied. By contrast the middle movements are graceful, sounding not unlike ballet music. Following a now-familiar format, Ian will guide you expertly through these pieces, drawing out aspects 

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BRITISH BMG FEDERATION SUMMER SCHOOL WEEKEND 2024

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, United Kingdom

We welcome the British Banjo, Mandolin and Guitar Federation to Higham for the first time with three separate courses: Chris Sands' Finger-style 5-string Banjo; Roland Gallery's Art of Playing in Ensemble for mandolin family instruments and guitar (including bass), and Nigel Gatherer's Old Time Music for all instruments and levels of experience. Music reading and 

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FOLK SINGING WITH WILL AND ROSIE

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, United Kingdom

A gentle introduction to singing folk music in three- and four-part harmony. Can’t read music? No problem - folk is an oral tradition, and we teach everything by ear. Learn how to warm up your voice, then sing in rounds and in parts, as you become acquainted with a wonderful folk repertoire with two expert 

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SINGING AND CIRCLE DANCING

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Join us on a multicultural journey as we explore songs and dances from other countries and cultures. This course combines singing and dancing; offering a chance to dip into one or both. Previous experience of Circle Dance is not necessary. All welcome.   Anne-Lise Kryger (Circle Dance www.highamhall.com/anne-lise-kryger) with Chris Hale (Singing www.highamhall.com/chris-hale) Residential: £420 Non-residential: 

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SING AMERICA!

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Explore America in song! From the great cultural traditions of Gospel, Jazz, Country and Folk to classic Broadway, Swing and Pop. We will sing in 2- or 3-part harmony depending on voice balance, and you may be given sheet music but not expected to sight read. The emphasis is on fun! Complete beginners may struggle 

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BLOW! INTERMEDIATE WOODWIND WEEKEND

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, United Kingdom

For grades 3 - 5 Flute, Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon. Small and larger group playing under patient and supportive professional instruction. A great way to develop your playing! Notify us of instrument when booking. Catriona will also lead the STARTERS' MINI-ORCHESTRA course, 23-25 August. Catriona Melville-Mason Residential: £290 Non-residential: £210  

FULLY BOOKED: WIND SERENADES SUMMER SCHOOL

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Wind Chamber course for high-advanced amateur players (diploma standard level 1 minimum) to work in-depth on substantial original repertoire with the highest level of tuition. All works studied will be performed complete in informal concerts on the last day. The course includes a mid-week tutors' concert. All applications to be made initially through Laurence to 

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A VERY SPECIAL WOODWIND RECITAL

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, United Kingdom

An hour of memorable musical performances, held in our wonderful oak-floored lecture room. Laurence Perkins (bassoon) with Philippa Davies (flute), Colin Honour (clarinet) and Jan Willem Nelleke (piano). Bar open before and after the performance. No interval. ADMISSION £10 Proceeds to Stroke Association.

AN INFORMAL (& FREE) WOODWIND CONCERT – IN TWO HALVES

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, United Kingdom

All are invited to attend two 45-minute concerts at 11am and 2pm given by diploma-standard players completing a masterclass here at Higham with Laurence Perkins. A little audience will be appreciated! ADMISSION FREE but please do let us know if you intend to come so we can put out enough chairs! You are welcome to 

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FULLY BOOKED: HARPS NORTH WEST 20TH ANNIVERSARY

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Tutors: Shelley Fairplay, Wendy Stewart & Stephen Dunstone, Mary Dunsford Organised by Harps North West festival@harpsnorthwest.org.uk Residential: £350 Non-residential: £290 Before booking please complete the below application form and return to admin@highamhall.com. In the email subject line please use a reference  (surname, HIGHAMHNWJUL24) e.g. CookHIGHAMHNWJUL24 Harps North West 20th Anniversary Booking Form To book please 

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