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Wimborne Conducting Weekend

Church House, High St, Wimborne Minster, BH21 1HT

Friday 8th – Sunday 10th March 2019

Course tutor: Denise Ham

with the Bournemouth Rehearsal Orchestra, leader Brian Howells

and pianists: John Longstaff and David Gostick 

Administrator: Heather Christopher

Catering: Sorrell's

A weekend course in the beautiful setting of the Song School of Church House next to the 12th Century Minster in the heart of Wimborne, Dorset. This year the teaching schedule is enhanced by providing increased tuition time for each student. The course is carefully structured with regular technique classes, professional pianists for every session, score study and a rehearsal with full orchestra on Saturday. Places are limited to ten participants so registering an early interest is advisable.

Lunch, all refreshments and drinks are included, together with dinner on Saturday evening. There is a range of accommodation within walking distance, details of which will be sent with a letter of confirmation once you are accepted on the course.

Observers participate in all technique sessions and have an opportunity to conduct on the Saturday afternoon. All students are requested to bring their instruments to participate in the class ensemble.


Overture “The Hebrides” Mendelssohn
Symphony no 104 in D “London” Haydn
Suite “Mother Goose” Ravel


Participant £300
(Includes lunch, all refreshments, drinks on Friday evening and Saturday evening dinner and drinks)
Weekend observer £140
(Includes lunch, all refreshments, drinks on Friday evening and Saturday dinner and drinks)
Day observer £40
(Includes lunch and refreshments; dinner on request)



Friday 8th March
16.00 - 16:30    Welcome tea
16.30 - 17.00    Music Study - Haydn
17.00 - 17:30    Technique
17.30 - 19:00    Preliminary lessons
19.00 -               Drinks, then free evening

Saturday 9th March
09.30 - 10.00    Technique
10.00 - 11.15    First session
11.15 - 11.45    Coffee
11.45 - 13.00    Second session
13.00 - 14.00    Lunch
14.00 - 15.15    Orchestral session: Mendelssohn & Haydn
15.15 - 15.45    Tea
15.45 - 17.00    Orchestral session: Mendelssohn & Haydn
17.15 - 17.45    Review
17.45 - 18.30    Observers’ opportunity to conduct
18.45                 Dinner and drinks in house

Sunday 10th March
09.30 - 10.00    Technique
10.00 - 11.15    Lessons: Ravel
11.15 - 11.45    Coffee
11.45 - 13.00    Lessons: Ravel
13.00 - 14.00    Lunch
14.00 - 16.00    Final Lessons with class ensemble
16.00 - 16.30    Tea & Farewells

Application Form

To apply for this course please complete the application form




Wimborne across the river


Wimborne conducting course in progress


Wimborne conducting course in progress


Wimborne conducting course in progress


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