Friday, March 23, 2012
Urchfont Manor, Devizes, Wiltshire SN10 4RG
phone: 01380 840495
Urchfont Manor is situated in the village of Urchfont which is near Devizes in Wiltshire. It is a beautiful house set in 10 acres of parkland that has a history stretching back more than 330 years. Twice per year, in the Spring and Autumn, Raymond Burley runs a weekend course there. A second teacher will also be present; in the past these have included Cornelius Bruinsma, Chris Kilvington, John Mills, Arne Brattland and John Feeley.
The courses are designed for classical guitarists from Grade 4 upwards and concentrate on several forms of ensemble playing: guitar orchestra, quartets, trios and duos. Solos can also be coached if required. The music for the large group work is posted to the students prior to the course.
Unfortunately the October course has been cancelled. Wiltshire County Council has made the decision to sell the house and land; it will cease functioning as a college at the beginning of September. Any students having already paid a deposit for the October guitar course will be refunded.
A concert is given on the Saturday evening and performers have included Raymond Burley, The Rodrigo Guitar Trio, 'Double Vision' (Gordon Giltrap and Raymond Burley).
For further details contact Urchfont Manor
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or telephone: 01380 840495