Diamond Jubilee Concert

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Saturday 29 November 2014 saw Newcastle Choral Society celebrate its Diamond Jubilee with a fantastic concert in the impressive Hall One of Sage Gateshead.

The programme included:

Karl Jenkins: ‘The Armed Man’ Mass for Peace marking the centenary of World War One.

Will Todd: ‘The Dream of the River’. The World Premiere of a choral suite for choir and orchestra especially commissioned by NCS.  The music uses the theme of the river as a life-circle and a journey, and relates that to our own human lives and journeys. It was partly inspired by Michael Chaplin’s book ‘Tyne View-A Walk Around The Port of Tyne’. Visit Will’s website. Read about Michael Chaplin’s book here.

John Rutter: ‘Winchester Te Deum’.

The choir was joined by Tees Valley Youth Choir and members of the Mid Northumberland Chorus,
and the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain.
We were ably accompanied by Orchestra North East.

Introductions were by Michael Chaplin, writer for theatre, TV and radio; author and co-writer of ‘Tommies’, Radio 4’s epic drama series about WW1 to be broadcast regularly until 2018.

The concert received a very favourable review in The Journal newspaper: The Journal Review


The concert and commission were supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council. www.artscouncil.org.uk

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Principal sponsors: intu Metrocentre and Port of Tyne

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