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The Category Gateshead is a subset of Tyne and Wear. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Gateshead which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Tynefolk

 

! Gateshead KEY

‘Probablly the best brass band entertainment contest in the world! ... A top quality day of brass band presentation featuring many of the finest bands in the land ... Multimedia screens feature the action as it happens with close up images of the players in the heat of determined competition ... The Brass in Concert Championship was originally conceived as a one-off event to mark the Queens Silver Jubilee and the opening of a new factory in Darlington in 1977 ... It is still thriving and has become widely recognised as the leading brass band entertainment contest in the world attracting the very best bands from all corners of the UK and in recent times from other brass banding nations.’ Held Mid November in Gateshead.

 

* Brass in Concert Championship

‘We are a registered charity in the heart of Tyneside set up with the objective of providing access to music lessons and ensemble playing for young and old, and as a by-product providing music recitals for the community. We currently have tuition groups in various instruments including violin, viola, cello, guitar and viol and we can provide music theory lessons and assessments (exams). We also have a number of ensembles and orchestra groups and we organise regular recitals.’ An annual William Shield Festival has celebrated ‘the life and times of this great, but often forgotten, local musician of yesteryear. William Shield was born in Swalwell in 1748 and rose to the position of Master of the King's Musick and was principal violinist at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. He is buried at Westminster Abbey’.

 

* Community Music Whickham & Swalwell
Also indexedWilliam Shield Festival

‘Sage Gateshead’s Folkworks programme aims to develop interest and practical involvement in traditional music, song and dance. This is achieved through various activities, including unique performances, one-day workouts, weekly classes, weekend courses and three week-long Summer Schools, for all ages.’

 

* Folkworks

‘A strategic partnership of two well-established, high quality and ambitious local authority music services and a diverse range of successful and highly respected partners and collaborators.’

 

* Gateshead and South Tyneside Music Education Hub

'A team of dedicated, highly qualified and skilled music educators and performers ... Our achievements are noted nationally - we are rated amongst the few "Outstanding Music Services" in the UK ... Nearly 5,000 pupils in Gateshead benefit from weekly lessons both in school and at outreach centres. All orchestral, band and popular instruments are taught and pupils engage in a wide range of activities. From beginner to conservatoire entry, the Music Service’s holistic and structured approach ensures that every learner makes good progresses. Over 3000 instruments and loaned free of charge ...'

 

* Gateshead Schools Music Service

‘We are proud to be the oldest chamber music society in Britain - the first concert took place in 1880. We promote a series of classical concerts featuring a range of chamber music: all held in Sage Two at Sage Gateshead, the most prestigious venue for classical music in North East England. Concerts are held on Wednesday evenings from Autumn to Spring, and contain an exciting mix of classics of the chamber music repertoire together with less frequently heard works, performed by the finest artists of today.’

 

* Newcastle Chamber Music Society

‘A community wind band based at The Sage Gateshead. Originally based in Springfield School in Jarrow, it was formed in 1989 to allow pupils of the school to continue playing after leaving. It now attracts musicians from all across the north east of England. We have performed at indoor and outdoor venues both home and abroad over the past three decades, including tours in the US and Europe.’

+ Bede Wind

'We perform regularly at concerts across the North East, including community events such as Dunston Carnival, Ponteland Beer Festival, Newcastle Pride and Durham Miners’ Gala ... We have a varied programme, ranging from traditional brass band arrangements to modern pop and film tunes, to classical orchestral arrangements. We are very versatile, playing at events including marches, park bandstand entertainment, evening concerts, weddings, and heritage and community events. We can also perform as a quintet or small band if requested.'

 

 

+ Dunston Silver Band

‘With a membership of 80 singers and growing, the Choir is always pleased to entertain audiences and to welcome new members. The choir performs regularly throughout the region and the United Kingdom and looks forward to foreign trips. Since 1920, the choir has promoted male voice singing by developing a increasingly wider repertoire. With music from Palestrina to the popular, from local folk to global music, we hope that there is always something for everyone at every rehearsal and concert.’

 

+ Felling Male Voice Choir

‘Royal Northern Sinfonia, Orchestra of Sage Gateshead, is the UK’s only full-time chamber orchestra. Founded in 1958, RNS has built a world-wide reputation for the North East through the quality of its music-making and the immediacy of the connections the musicians make with audiences.’

+ Royal Northern Sinfonia

Details of auditioned and non-auditioned Ensembles 'for aspiring young musicians aged 4-19'.

+ Sage Gateshead Youth Ensembles

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To entertain, involve and inspire each and every person we meet through engagement with outstanding music and creative events ...'

 

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