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Wimborne Conducting Weekend

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

Friday 6th – Sunday 8th March 2020

Course Director: Denise Ham

with the Bournemouth Rehearsal Orchestra, leader Brian Howells

and pianists: John Longstaff and David Gostick 

Administrator: Heather Christopher

Catering: Sorrels

A weekend course in the beautiful setting of the Song School, Church House next to the 12th Century Minster in the heart of Wimborne, Dorset. The course is carefully structured to further the development of each student over the weekend and includes 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.

*Participants are asked to prepare the set repertoire thoroughly.

Course fees are inclusive of all refreshments, drinks, lunches, and 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 receive a lesson with piano on Saturday afternoon. All students are requested to bring their instruments to participate in the class ensemble.

Repertoire

Symphony No. 7 in A Beethoven
Prelude a l’apres-midi d’un faune Debussy
Kaiserwalzer Johann Strauss
   

Fees

Participants £330
(Includes lunch, all refreshments, drinks on Friday evening and Saturday evening dinner and drinks)
Observers £150
(Includes lunch, all refreshments, drinks on Friday evening and Saturday dinner and drinks)

 

Schedule

Friday 8th March
16.00 - 16.30    Welcome tea
16.30 - 17.00    Music Study - Beethoven
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: Beethoven
15.15 - 15.45    Tea
15.45 - 17.00    Orchestral session: Beethoven
17.15 - 17.45    Review
17.45 - 18.30    Lessons for Observers
18.45 - 21.00    Dinner and drinks in house

Sunday 10th March
09.30 - 10.00    Technique
10.00 - 11.15    Lessons: Debussy
11.15 - 11.45    Coffee
11.45 - 13.00    Lessons: Debussy
13.00 - 14.00    Lunch
14.00 - 16.00    Final Lessons:Strauss
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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