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|Start Date:||21st May 2018|
|End Date:||23rd May 2018|
|Res Fee (from):||£321.00|
|Non Res Fee:||£215.00 What's included?|
This is an ensemble course for upper intermediate level recorder players. We shall play as a large conducted ensemble, exploring music in many different styles and from all periods of music from the sixteenth to the twenty first century. The music to be studied will utilise all sizes of recorder, from descant to contrabass. Students are required to have the ability to play in F and C fingerings. The repertoire will include some Renaissance multi-choir pieces along with music by Byrd, Bach, Steve Marshall and others. All music will be provided.
Helen Hooker studied the recorder at Trinity College of Music under Philip Thorby, graduating in 1993 with a first class degree and the Post-Graduate Certificate in performance with distinction. She now combines performing on the recorder with teaching the instrument. Helen particularly enjoys working with adult recorder players. She is Chairperson of the Recorder Summer School and a Musical Advisor and visiting conductor for the Society of Recorder Players. Helen has performed widely on the recorder, both as a soloist and chamber musician, giving regular recitals throughout the UK with The Parnassian Ensemble. Helen’s first solo CD, Helen and Friends, was released to critical acclaim in 2009. Helen has a particular interest in recorder orchestras. She is Musical Director of the Thames Valley Recorder Orchestra and plays with both the Hampshire Recorder Sinfonia and the Phoenix Recorder Orchestra.
To find out more about Helen visit her website http://www.helenhooker.co.ukBack to List
I love going to Dillington. Where is there like it? Arriving is like a decompression, a deep breath of pure air. The programmes of courses, concerts and talks are exceptional. The company is delightful; the food and the ambiance add to the pleasure; and all set in a magical landscape which seems to me a secret Somerset paradise. In a world of increasing dislocation, Dillington has a real sense of its place in the world.