Festive Fusion

Saturday 10 December, 2016

7.30 pm, Banqueting Suite, Civic Centre

With special guest stars Quintessentialvoices

A fusion of different styles of music with a dash of Christmas sparkle!

Schubert, Whitacre, Vaughan Williams and Festive favourites!

JAMES MORGAN bass PAUL BRAIDEN tenor ELIZABETH WOODS soprano

MIKE DUTTON Organ

CAMEO STRING QUARTET

The Concert forms part of the Council’s celebrations of 800 years of Mayoralty and Freemen in Newcastle

There will be a closing collection in aid of the Charlie Bear Cancer Appeal.

Ticket prices £15 (£8 for those in full time education or registered unemployed, free to under 18s with a paying adult)
email: enquiries@newcastlechoralsociety.org.uk phone: 0191 2854868 or 0191 2866338.
Online: www.wegottickets.com (booking fee applies)

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Come and Sing Mary Poppins !

On Sunday 25 September 2016 we had an exciting day, in the lovely setting of Ushaw College, learning songs from Mary Poppins.  The event was led by Ben Parry, Director of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, and was “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”!

The day was open to anybody who wanted to be part of the chorus, join others in a good old sing-song (including kids), or be part of the audience when we gave a performance at the end of the day.   Fancy dress was optional, but many people felt this added to the spirit of the day!

This Sunday was the 2nd day of a special weekend for us.  We had a choral workshop on the Saturday, working on pieces by Schubert and Bach, to improve vocal techniques.  We enjoyed a lovely meal in the evening, with a cappella group Quintessential Voices providing us with superb entertainment.  Particular thanks are due to three of the group for a special time this weekend – MD Mark Anyan, our ‘in house’ singing teacher Jim Morgan (not many choirs have one of them included as part of subscriptions) and Elizabeth Woods, our wonderful Mary Poppins. Fantastic!

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Recruiting Now!

Join us on our new adventure to become the ‘Choir of Choice’!

Come to our next rehearsal – Mondays at 7.30 pm, at the Church of St John the Evangelist, Kingston Park

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Land of Singing Waters – Words and Music from Northumbria and Beyond

Our summer concert this year was held on Saturday 11 June 2016 in the Tyne Theatre and Opera House, Westgate Road; a new venue for the choir.
We were joined by some North East celebrities in an event featuring music, words, and even some dancing, from the local area and beyond.

Kevin Whately
Kitty Whately
Madelaine Newton
Will Lang and Guests
Pianist Joseph Middleton
Music by Will Todd and Will Lang along with more traditional folk music

REVIEW: The Chronicle and Journal published this fantastic review by David Whetstone: click here for review

Prior to the concert, the Chronicle and Journal also published this article with more information about the Whatelys, and the link which was uncovered between the Tyne Theatre and our Chairman! – Chronicle Live Article

Thank you to everyone involved in making this event a great success, and if you came along we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

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The Creation – Joseph Haydn

Our concert on Saturday 19 March 2016 featured The Creation by Haydn, and was held in the Banqueting Suite of Newcastle Civic Centre.

These fabulous soloists joined us:
Angela Hicks, Soprano
Ben Thapa, Tenor
Dominic Barberi, Bass

We were supported by our friends Orchestra North East, and our Musical Director Mark Anyan conducted.

This concert was dedicated to the memory of John Parker, loyal member of the choir who died in November 2015.  A closing collection was held in aid of the Hadrian Trust, and raised over £730.  The Trust is a registered charitable trust allocating grants to charities and groups working for the benefit of the people and the environment of Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and Durham, including Hartlepool, for which John acted as solicitor, trustee, correspondent and administrator for almost 40 years.

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BE HAPPY – JOIN A CHOIR!

New Choir Term – New Singing Opportunity

Always loved singing but not sure about joining a choir?

Would like to sing in a concert with professional guest artists?

Join us!  Come along for a try first without any commitment.

Rehearsals are held each Monday evening, starting at 7.30 pm at:

St John’s Church
Kingston Park Avenue
Kingston Park
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE3 2HB
– opposite Next, near Tesco.

We are currently working towards a performance of Haydn’s The Creation in March.  Come along and join in.

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Carol Singing

In the run up to Christmas, we enjoyed some carol singing:-

On 12 December we sang in Eldon Square on behalf of the Samaritans, and helped to raise an amazing £1253.  Thank you to everyone who came along to support us.

On 19 December we were pleased to have 2 slots singing in The Alnwick Garden.

We also helped provide some festive cheer for the residents of a care home in Newcastle.

Looking forward to next year……….!

 

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