Previous Concerts


Land of Singing Waters 2Saturday 11 June 2016 – 7.30 pm

Land of Singing Waters – Words and Music from Northumbria 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

Tyne Theatre and Opera House, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne.

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


Saturday 19 March 2016 – 7.30 pm
Creation poster
Joseph Haydn: The Creation

Angela Hicks – Soprano
Ben Thapa – Tenor
Dominic Barberi – Bass
Mark Anyan – Conductor
Orchestra North East
Banqueting Suite, Newcastle Civic Centre.

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, 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.


December 2015 – Carol Singing
Sat 12 December – Eldon Square shopping centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, on behalf of the Samaritans, helping to raise £1253.
Sat 19 December – The Alnwick Garden.
We also helped provide some festive cheer for the residents of a care home in Newcastle.


Mass in Blue and Christmas FlierSaturday 5 December 2015 – 7.30 pm

Will Todd: Mass in Blue
Plus a selection of Christmas music
Will Todd Trio
Lorna James: Soprano
Sue Ferris: Saxophone
Mike Dutton: Piano
Banqueting Suite, Newcastle Civic Centre.
A closing collection was held in aid of the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity.



Saturday 20 June 2015 – 7.30 pmDown South Concert

Ariel Ramirez: Misa Criolla
Constant Lambert: The Rio Grande
Leonard Bernstein: Symphonic Dances, West Side Story, for 4 hands on 2 pianos
pub. bocanegra: Hanacpachap Cussicuinin
Fernandez: Xicochi
Sorozabal: No Puede Ser (It Cannot Be)
Yradier: La Paloma (The Dove)
Lara: Granada
Cardoso: Milonga
Andrew Friedhoff: Tenor
David Curry: Guitar
David Murray: Piano
Eileen Bown: Piano
Andy Booth: Percussion
Kings Hall, Newcastle University


Sunday 22 March 2015 – 7.00 pmMozart Mass in C Minor

‘Mozart in March’
Mozart: ‘Mass in C Minor’, ‘Ave Verum Corpus’
Angela Hicks: Soprano
Martha McLorinan: Alto
Richard Pinkstone: Tenor
Nick Ashby: Bass
Orchestra North East
Banqueting Suite, Newcastle Civic Centre.






December 2014 – Carol Singing
Thu 4 December – The Toffee Factory’s Christmas Market: “Toffee Pop”, Ouseburn.
Thu 11 December – Eldon Square shopping centre, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Thu 18 December – Metrocentre, Gateshead.


Saturday 29 November 2014 – 7.30 pmDiamond Jubilee Concert 2014

Diamond Jubilee Concert
Karl Jenkins: ‘The Armed Man’ Mass for Peace – marking the centenary of World War One.
Will Todd: ‘The Dream of the River’ – World Premiere of a choral suite for choir and orchestra, especially commissioned by NCS.
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.
Orchestra North East
Hall One, Sage, Gateshead




Saturday 21 June 2014 – 7.30 pmAmericana June 2014

Tippett: Five Negro Spirituals
Kern, Gershwin and Whitacre
Kings Hall, Newcastle University








Saturday 29 March 2014 – 7.30 pmMagnificent Magnificats March 2014

‘Magnificent Magnificats’ of Rutter and Bach
Orchestra North East
Banqueting Suite, Newcastle Civic Centre









Saturday December 7 2013 – 7.30 pmChristmas 2013

Britten: ‘Rejoice in the Lamb and ‘Ceremony of Carols’ (with harp)
Rutter: ‘Winchester Te Deum’ plus other seasonal music
Mike Dutton: Organ
Rebecca Mills: Harp
Trinity Church, Gosforth High Street








Saturday June 29 2013 – 7.30 pmJenkins Peacemakers June 2013

Jenkins: ‘The Peacemakers’
Orchestra North East
Richard Stagg: Shakuhachi
Newcastle Civic Centre








Saturday March 23 2013 – 7.30 pmSea Symphony 23 Mar 13

Vaughan Williams: ‘Sea Symphony’ & ‘Songs of Travel’
Lisa Swayne: Soprano
Orchestra North East
Newcastle Civic Centre








Saturday December 8 2012 – 7.30 pmChristmas 2012 Poster

Widor: Mass
Vierne: Messe Solennelle
Plus – Christmas Music
Mike Dutton: Organ
Trinity Church, Gosforth High Street








Saturday 30 June 2012 – 7.30 pm Glad June 2012

Orlando Gough: Making Music Overture: ‘Traditional Values’
Parry: I Was Glad
Chilcott: Aesop’s Fables
Whitacre: Five Hebrew Love Songs
Five Irish Folk Songs, Arr Gwyn Arch
Guest Choir: Quay Lasses
Nicholas Butters: Piano
Kathryn Berry (of Young Sinfonia): Violin






Saturday December 3 2011 – 7.30 pmDecember 2011 Poster

Dvorak: Mass in D
Poulenc: Christmas Motets
Plus – Christmas Music
Emily Owen: Soprano
Anna Leon: Alto
Scott Richardson: Tenor
Ben Rowarth: Bass
Mike Dutton: Organ
Trinity Church, Gosforth High Street





Sunday November 21 2010 – 7.30 pmNovember 2010 Poster

Elgar: The Music Makers
Faure: Requiem
Newcastle Civic Centre