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Wimborne Conducting Weekend

with the Bournemouth Rehearsal Orchestra,
leader Brian Howells

and pianists: John Longstaff and David Gostick 

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

23rd – 25th February 2018

Administrator: Heather Christopher

A weekend on the art of conducting in the Song School of Church House next to the 12th Century Minster in the heart of Wimborne, Dorset. The course is designed to further the personal development of each student over the weekend and includes regular technique classes, pianists for every session and a rehearsal with full orchestra on Saturday.

Lunch, refreshments and evening 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.

The course accepts 12 participants plus observers – the observers participate in all technique sessions and have an opportunity to conduct on the Saturday afternoon if they wish. All students are requested to bring their instruments to participate in the class ensemble.

Repertoire

Fantasy Overture “Romeo & Juliet” Tchaikovsky
Symphony no 8 in B minor “Unfinished” Schubert
St Paul’s Suite for Strings Holst
   

Fees

Participant £290
(Includes lunch, all refreshments, drinks on Friday evening and Saturday evening dinner and drinks)
Weekend observer £130
(Includes lunch, all refreshments, drinks on Friday evening and Saturday dinner and drinks)
Day observer £40
(Includes lunch and refreshments; dinner on request)

 

Schedule

Friday
16.30 - 17.00    Welcome tea
17.00 - 17.30    Warm-up & technique
17.30 - 19.00    Preliminary lessons
19.30 -               Drinks, then free evening

Saturday
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: Schubert and Tchaikovsky
15.15 - 15.45    Tea
15.45 - 17.00    Orchestral session: Schubert and Tchaikovsky
17.30 - 18.30    Observers’ opportunity to conduct
18.30 - 19.00    Early evening drinks
19.15 - 21.30    Dinner

Sunday
09.30 - 10.00    Technique
10.00 - 11.15    Music Study
11.15 - 11.45    Coffee
11.45 - 13.00    Second session
13.00 - 14.30    Lunch
14.30 - 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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