Come and Sing Mozart Requiem

‘Come and Sing’ Mozart’s magnificent REQUIEM
with members of Newcastle Choral Society
Musical Director: Mark Anyan

SATURDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2019 10 TILL 3
TRINITY CHURCH GOSFORTH

Come along to rehearse and perform
this great choral work with organ and guest soloists
A great way to see if you would like to join the choir.

Read more about the choir here

Performance for friends and families 3.30 till 4.30
Donations welcome from audience members

Performer £10 adults – £5 under 18s. Scores provided
To book – email: enquiries@newcastlechoralsociety.org.uk
phone: 07980 484 598 or 07707 621 312

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FEEL THE SPIRIT

On SATURDAY 29 JUNE 2019, 7.30pm

TRINITY CHURCH GOSFORTH

NEWCASTLE CHORAL SOCIETY and NCS CHAMBER CHOIR

Musical Director MARK ANYAN

A bit of Awakening and Toe Tapping went on in our FEEL THE SPIRIT  concert last month, the final one of the 18-19 season!

RUTTER Feel the Spirit

TIPPETT Five Spirituals

BRITTEN Rejoice in the Lamb

 The audience enjoyed the varied programme and particularly the guest organist Louise Reid who accompanied the choir for the Britten piece  Rejoice in the Lamb. Louise’s son Christopher, a chorister at Newcastle Cathedral, sang the Treble in the same piece. Members of the choir took solo roles in the Britten and the Tippett and were declared a hit!

 Sara Louisa Parry mezzo soprano delighted us with 3 pieces by Harold Arlen. Sara, combines a professional singing career with a busy teaching practice. She is a member of vocal trio Closer performing mainly in Switzerland, and in the UK with the Neil Sedaka tribute show Oh! Carol

Our own Eileen Bown accompanied the choir and Sara on piano

NCS Chamber Choir had their own section in the concert singing Charles Wood’s Full Fathom Five and Irving Berlin’s Blue Skies.

 

 

 

 

 

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SING GOSPEL WORKSHOP

‘Sing Gospel’ workshop

Come find your joy with Sharon Durant at our ‘Sing Gospel’ workshop.

Join in with uplifting gospel songs, beautiful harmonies and John Rutter’s ‘Feel the Spirit’ for a great day of singing together.

Hosted by Newcastle Choral Society

Musical Director Mark Anyan

 Saturday 15th June 2019 10 till 3

St Lukes Church Hall, Claremont Road, Newcastle upon Tyne

All voices welcome

Cost £10

Tea and coffee available – bring your own lunch or use food outlets nearby

Parking available on Claremont Road

Contact enquiries@newcastlechoralsociety.org.uk

Mobile 07980 484598 or 07707 621312

Sharon Durant is a freelance vocal teacher, performer, choir leader and composer. She works with singers of all ages leading workshops and singing projects within a wide variety of settings including schools, where she trains teachers on the use of singing in the classroom.

For many years, Sharon worked at Sage Gateshead as Vocal Strand leader, delivering a diverse collection of large-scale singing projects. She has also worked with organisations such as Music in Hospital and Care, British Lung Foundation (Singing for Lung Health), Sunderland Music Hub and Concordia.

Sharon directs, composes and arranges for several community choirs including Customs Voices, Urban Chorus and North East Gospel Choir and performs as part of Mouthful, a four piece ensemble who push the boundaries of vocal possibility and successfully devise new vocal material.

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Summerthyme and tales

Adam Bushnell Author and Educator

Mark Anyan Musical Director NCS

NCS at Trinity Church Gosforth

 

                                                                         

A Tenor and a Bass enjoying the summer sun

Singers awaiting….

Two Tenors in the summer sun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our summer concert featured compilations of familiar and traditional tunes and texts of the British Isles, some with a new twist, all interwoven with readings from Adam Bushnell, local author and storyteller, and all sung by the full chorus accompanied by Venera Bojkova.

Adam Bushnell is a qualified teacher, experienced storyteller and published author. He aims to inspire a love of creative writing and reading amongst adults and children alike. He is also voice over artist for museums, audio guides and audio books CDs.

He certainly enthralled our audience and made us laugh too!

Venera Bojkova is a recitalist, teacher and workshop leader, a skilled harpist and also conducts Bishop Auckland Choral Society.

We were delighted to introduce the newly formed 18 strong NCS Chamber Choir who performed madrigals to an appreciative audience. They will continue to enhance our concerts in the future.

Newcastle Choral Society

Mark Anyan Musical Director

Summerthyme and Tales

The Sprig of Thyme: John Rutter

Selection of traditional songs of the British Isles

Songs and Sonnets: George Shearing

Shakespeare inspired Jazz settings

Venera Bojkova Piano

Adam Bushnell Author and Storyteller

Saturday June 30th 2018 at 7.30pm

Trinity Church Gosforth

 

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Easter recruitment

recruiting NOW

Step forward  if you have:

  • experience of singing in a choir
  • the ability to read music or a good ear to learn quickly
  • the ability to hold a line in multi-part music
  • a love of singing and socialising and happy to be auditioned. A short and informal process!

What can you expect as a member of NCS?

  • Expert Musical Direction
  • Access to Vocal Training
  • Professional approach, but also Sociable
  • Be part of a Great Musical Tradition
  • Sing with Professional Soloists and Orchestras in Prestigious Venues

Look what’s coming up:

‘Summer ThymeSat June 30th Trinity Church Gosforth

And the BIG one! NCS as Guest Choir alongside Northern Spirit Singers

Britten’s War Requiem  at Sage One Gateshead on Sat Nov 10th 2018 at 7.30pm

Cleveland Philharmonic Choir

Conducted by  John Forsyth MBE

JOIN NOW to be able to take part!! View pdf here Easter Recruitment

Contact:  Tel: 0191 286 6338 or 01207 560555  email: enquiries@newcastlechoralsociety.org.uk

Start ?      Monday 16th April 2018 19.30 -21.30

Where?    Church of St John the Evangelist
                    Kingston Park Avenue
                    Newcastle upon Tyne NE3

NB  Sat 21st April at Church of St John the Evangelist – a multimedia War Requiem presentation 10 -1pm by John Forsyth

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Dream of Gerontius

Newcastle Choral Society

Musical Director Mark Anyan

Elgar ‘Dream of Gerontius’

Saturday 24 March 2018, 7.30pm
Banqueting Suite Newcastle Civic Centre

 

Stephanie Lewis Mezzo Soprano

Adam Tunnicliffe Tenor

Philip Shakesby Bass

Orchestra North East

 

Elgar considered The Dream of Gerontius  to be his finest work. Indeed it might be regarded as the greatest piece of music ever written by a British composer. Based on a poem by Cardinal John Henry Newman, the piece relates the journey of a man’s soul from his death bed, where he is attended by friends and a priest who pray for him in his last moments of life.

After death a Guardian Angel conducts his soul past demons and angels to the presence of God for judgement, and thence to the tranquillity of Purgatory to await a glorious re-awakening. The concert was well received by an appreciative audience. The work called for three soloists who represented respectively Gerontius, Priest and Angel. Adam Tunnicliffe was deemed to be ‘sensational’ as Gerontius and the rich voice of Stephanie Lewis gave depth and emotion to the role of the  Angel. Philip Shakesby’s resonant bass voice gave power to the role of the Priest. There was a double chorus which incorporated a semi-chorus, portraying friends, demons and angels at various stages of the drama. Orchestra North East were superb and provided a wonderfully varied palette of sounds throughout the work, enhancing each phase of the journey.View pdf here

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