Area: Northumberland

The Category Alnwick is a subset of Northumberland. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Alnwick 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):

- Alnwick Pipers' Society

- Alnwick Playhouse Concert Band


Category Alnwick
! Alnwick KEY
VISITS (to Website)40
VIEWS (of this Record)41

The Category Berwick-upon-Tweed is a subset of Northumberland. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Berwick 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):

- Berwick Male Voice Choir

- Duns Pipe Band

- The Maltings


! Berwick-upon-Tweed KEY
VISITS (to Website)72
VIEWS (of this Record)115

The Category Hexham is a subset of Northumberland. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Hexham 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):

- Hadrian Singers


Category Hexham
! Hexham KEY
VISITS (to Website)11
VIEWS (of this Record)18

The Category Morpeth is a subset of Northumberland. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Morpeth 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):

- Ashington Folk Club

- Mid Northumberland Chorus

- Werca's Folk


Category Morpeth
! Morpeth KEY
VISITS (to Website)24
VIEWS (of this Record)41

Allen Valleys Promotions Ltd is 'a not-for-profit social enterprise organisation ... establshed in 2015. The company’s objective is to promote cultural and artistic activities which support communities and businesses in the Allen Valleys. Its prime responsibility is to organise The Allen Valleys Folk Festival in September/October each year, working in conjunction with the Allen Valleys Landscape Partnership ...'


Category Folk Festivals
* Allen Valleys Folk Festival
VISITS (to Website)310
VIEWS (of this Record)428

Meets ‘Second Wednesday of each month (Sept-May) ... Includes Buffet Supper each month ...  7.30pm - 10.30pm’.


* Alnwick Accordion & Fiddle Club
VISITS (to Website)99
VIEWS (of this Record)197
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Once again Alnwick enjoyed eight days of creative musical talent reflecting the diverse cultural riches of the UK and wider world. We featured a cornucopia of talent representing the sounds, rhythms and traditions of Ireland, Eastern Europe, Africa, USA, Australia, Scotland, England and our very own Northumberland. This was served up via the genres of Folk, Jazz, Blues, Celtic, Balkan, Americana and World Fusion - and live poetry.’ Held Mid August.


Category Folk Festivals
* Alnwick International Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)294
VIEWS (of this Record)262

'Offers a programme of six concerts annually between October and May. Three piano recitals continue to take place ... and a further three instrumental concerts ... The Society is supported by a loyal membership and attracts large numbers of guests and visitors to its concerts.'


* Alnwick Music Society
VISITS (to Website)337
VIEWS (of this Record)837
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Our primary aim is to increase and enhance our understanding of classical music. Meeting monthly we listen to recorded music, learning more about the composers and their works written for us to appreciate and enjoy. You do not need any specialist knowledge of classical music to become a member.'


* Alnwick Recorded Music Society
VISITS (to Website)235
VIEWS (of this Record)346

Alwinton Summer Concerts take place in the Church of St Michael and All Angels, located just outside of the remote, rural village of Alwinton in Upper Coquetdale, Northumberland. The series has established itself as one of the major cultural events in the North-East of England and the church, with its fine acoustic, is surrounded by beautiful and dramatic landscape.’ Held May - July.

* Alwinton Summer Concerts
VISITS (to Website)283
VIEWS (of this Record)609

‘World class chamber music in the heart of glorious Tynedale.’ Held Late July.


Category Hexham
* Corbridge Chamber Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)46
VIEWS (of this Record)80
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Established in 1972 and we are one of the longest running folk clubs in the country ... There are guest performers every other week and singers nights in between. It's quite common to have as many as twelve to fourteen acts on singers nights! We have always provided a wide variety of music and styles from traditional and contemporary folk to blues and bluegrass. If you are in the area please drop in, you may be pleasantly surprised ...'

Category Folk Clubs
* Cramlington Folk Club
VISITS (to Website)250
VIEWS (of this Record)468
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Annual Festival founded 1953: ‘Central to the Festival is Hexham’s glorious medieval Abbey, which acts as the main venue and provides a stunning backdrop and world class acoustic for music making.’ Held Late September.


Category Hexham
* Hexham Abbey Festival of Music & Arts
VISITS (to Website)126
VIEWS (of this Record)151
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Morpeth Music Society is proud of its central role in the cultural life of Morpeth, presenting an annual series of classical concerts performed by professional artists of national and international standing.'


* Morpeth Music Society
VISITS (to Website)180
VIEWS (of this Record)389
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'An exciting three-day annual festival of street entertainment, indoor events, music, dance, craft, dialect, heritage and traditional fun - held the weekend after Easter.'

* Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering
VISITS (to Website)171
VIEWS (of this Record)400

'Great chamber music performed by outstanding musicians, a stunning backdrop of works from the National Galleries collection, and the peace and quiet of the Scottish Borders countryside on the River Tweed.' Held Mid July. ALERT The Festival Website was inaccessible at Review.



* Music at Paxton
VISITS (to Website)226
VIEWS (of this Record)400

‘Since 1992 we have been organising first-class chamber-music concerts between May and October each year in the beautiful church of St Cuthbert's in the centre of Allendale, 10 miles from Hexham. Musicians of international standing love to come and play in this superb acoustic to warm, responsive audiences. We have four concerts this year [2018], which will be a make-or-break year financially - unless we get full houses and attract generous sponsorship it seems likely we may not be able to continue, at least on this scale, after next year ...’


* Music in Allendale
VISITS (to Website)127
VIEWS (of this Record)253
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Music Partnership North is one of 122 music hubs across England set up to support and enhance music education for children and young people in their area in line with the aims of The Importance of Music: A National Plan for Music Education (NPME) ... This is a partnership between: Northumberland County Council music service; Newcastle City Council music service; Sage Gateshead. Northumberland is the lead organisation within the hub.’


* Music Partnership North [Northumberland]
VISITS (to Website)134
Also indexedNorthumberland County Council Music Service
VIEWS (of this Record)192

‘A small, friendly, community based music festival set in the heart of Northumberland in Rothbury in the beautiful Coquet Valley Rothbury Festival has established a unique atmosphere that has drawn musicians and singers from throughout the country and beyond to spend a weekend sharing music and experiencing Northumbrian traditions.’ Held Mid July.


Category Folk Festivals
* Rothbury Traditional Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)184
VIEWS (of this Record)356
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Usally meet: 'Every Tuesday evening 7pm - 10.30pm. The format for these evenings is 7-30 to 8-15 everyone who wants to play can join in to a set programme to be used on guest artist nights. The time after that is made up of anyone who wishes to play solo or in groups'.

* Seghill Comrades Accordion & Fiddle Club
VISITS (to Website)168
VIEWS (of this Record)426
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘For more than 100 years, during March each year, the Tynedale Music Festival has produced a feast of music for the people of Tynedale ... It provides a platform for musicians from all parts of the north of England where they can demonstrate their talents and enjoy the pleasure of playing to a live audience ...‘ ALERT ’At an extraordinary meeting of the Tynedale Music Festival Committee on September 12th 2018, the future of the Festival was considered. It was decided reluctantly that, for financial reasons, the Festival could not continue to function and its activities would cease from October 1st, 2018. This was a difficult decision after the Festival has provided a service to musicians in the Tynedale region for 115 years. There has been an ever increasing level of costs - particularly the costs of payments for the hire of premises; payments to adjudicators; payments to accompanists - together with a decrease in income from the falling number of entries as young people turn to other activities.’

* Tynedale Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)171
VIEWS (of this Record)357

‘The Festival remains one of the largest music festivals in the North of England affiliated to the British and International Federation of Festivals of Music and Dance and Speech. Our main sponsors were Morpeth and Ashington Town Councils. The Festival Committee is grateful to our numerous Individual and Business Patrons who also help fund festival activities. The Festival operates as a Charity and all involved are volunteers. There is a main committee of 14 and about 20 active supporters who help with preparation and during Festival sessions ... The committee invites anyone with an interest in the festival to come forward as a supporter.’ Held Mid March. ALERT This Festival has now ceased.

* Wansbeck Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)187
VIEWS (of this Record)647

'Founded in 1933, although records of a Choral Society can be traced to the middle of the 19th Century. During World War II the Society was suspended although Jackie Burn kept a choir going in Alnmouth until the Choral Society was restarted in 1947. Since then, regular concerts have been performed in local Churches, halls and the Playhouse, as well as more informal events in places such as Cragside, Hulne Park and Brinkburn Priory.'


Category Choral Societies
+ Alnwick & District Choral Society
VISITS (to Website)199
VIEWS (of this Record)718

'We are an award-winning musical theatre company ... performing excellent quality Broadway and West End shows year after year!'

+ Alnwick Stage Musical Society
VISITS (to Website)182
VIEWS (of this Record)338
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'A small a cappella chamber choir with a particular interest in early sacred music. One of the choir’s main aims is to sing sacred music of the Renaissance and Baroque periods in the context of the church services for which it was written. As a result, the choir has had the opportunity to sing in some of Northumberland’s most beautiful medieval churches ...'


Category Chamber Choirs
+ Antiphon
VISITS (to Website)266
VIEWS (of this Record)477

'We are a friendly group with a common interest in singing ... If you like to sing and would like to come and join in there is no audition and you don’t have to be able to read music but if you can great.'

+ Ashington & District Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)203
VIEWS (of this Record)515
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'We are a friendly mixed voice choir performing major choral works based in Berwick ... Our musical season usually starts in September and ends in May when we take a summer break ... Singers in all sections of the choir will be made most welcome. There is no audition, and the ability to sight-read to a high standard is not required.'


Category Choral Societies
+ Berwick Arts Choir
VISITS (to Website)193
VIEWS (of this Record)485
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Established in 1993. We play at events and concerts in the Scottish borders and North Northumberland. The band are a friendly and welcoming bunch and are always looking for new members.'


+ Berwick Concert Band
VISITS (to Website)184
VIEWS (of this Record)542

’Established in 2014, Berwick Festival Opera produces major operas re-orchestrated for intimate live performance in Berwick’s exquisite Georgian Guildhall and The Maltings Main House, and on tour. The creative team unites internationally acclaimed artists, orchestral ensembles and producers in a unique creative partnership with The Maltings.‘ ALERT Webste inaccessible at Review, so Link changed.



Category Opera Companies
+ Berwick Festival Opera
VISITS (to Website)21
Also indexedRocket Opera | The Maltings
VIEWS (of this Record)54

Founded 1920: ‘Each year The Society stages a musical and on occasion concerts and plays. The Society’s primary aim is to bring the magic of the theatre to local people, by local people and we are very grateful to all our members and audiences who continue to give support in order for us to continue ... We are as strong a Society as ever and regularly welcome new talented, young members, which augurs well for our future. Whatever your age and in whatever capacity you would like to join us in, you can be assured of a very warm welcome indeed’.


+ Berwick Operatic Society
VISITS (to Website)173
VIEWS (of this Record)225
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Formed 1925: ‘The 80’s saw a period of great success for the Band, winning many contests. The Band moved confidently into the 21st century, qualifying twice for the National Brass Band Championships and winning promotion up to the First Section. However the closure of Ellington Colliery in 2005 and the loss of the miner’s support was a severe blow to the band. Fortunately Northumbrian Water kindly offered to support the band and continued to do so for over a decade. The Band is now one of the busiest (and best) concert bands in the North East.’


+ Ellington Colliery Band
VISITS (to Website)147
VIEWS (of this Record)256

‘Performs three major concerts each year. In addition, the choir participates in a variety of musical events, such as carol concerts and charity fundraising events ... As a non-auditioned choir, the Orpheus provides a platform for people of differing musical backgrounds to come together and perform a wide variety of choral music, from renaissance to contemporary. New members are always made very welcome, and are encouraged to participate in the choir’s active social calendar.’


Category Choral Societies
+ Hexham Orpheus Choir
VISITS (to Website)96
VIEWS (of this Record)252

‘A friendly and welcoming organisation consisting of players from a range of abilities, ages and backgrounds. We are always on the look out for new brass and percussion players, from beginners to the more experienced ... A 4th Section band based in the North East of England ... From January 2018 we will be competing in the 3rd Section.’

+ Jayess Newbiggin Brass Band
VISITS (to Website)157
VIEWS (of this Record)239

'This Concert Band 'has 50+ players of all ages and abilities and welcomes new members particularly younger players .... We play a wide range of music from simple but fun pieces, to challenging classical scores. Whatever your style we are bound to have a piece you enjoy playing. Many younger players have developed their abilities whilst playing in the band and have gone on to study music in higher education and achieve very high standards. We play at various venues throughout the year culminating in our annual concert'.

+ Prudhoe Community Band
VISITS (to Website)232
VIEWS (of this Record)999

'We always extend a hearty welcome to anyone who would like sing with us. Open to men of any age the warm fellowship of the choir can add a new dimension to your life. Being able to read music is not essential ... The Choir perform a fairly wide range of music including sacred/oratoria works, Welsh Hymns, Gilbert and Sullivan, Folk Songs from all over the world and musical shows (both ancient and modern!). We have a particular affinity for Northumbrian and Tyneside songs which figure greatly in our repertoire and some of which have been specially arranged for us.'


+ Prudhoe Gleemen
VISITS (to Website)141
VIEWS (of this Record)365

‘The Riding Mill Choral Society is a long established part of Riding Mill village life. We are a four part choir of about 35 members who live in and around the area. We usually perform two concerts a year, normally in the Parish Hall ... Our repertoire is fairly extensive, ranging from Haydn’s Creation to Bernstein’s West Side Story, Gilbert and Sullivan and a lot more in between ... We are always pleased to welcome new members – no audition! Although the months between April and September are free from rehearsals, we are sometimes called upon to perform at various functions in the summer months. We are a non-profit making happy band of singers who enjoy singing for the love of it!’

Category Community Choirs
+ Riding Mill Choral Society
VISITS (to Website)110
VIEWS (of this Record)202

‘The Tynedale Orchestra (formerly Tynedale Symphony Orchestra) was formed in 1988 to enable orchestral musicians in the Hexham area to rehearse together and give concerts. Currently it gives concerts twice a year in the Autumn and Spring terms ... The orchestra has no audition requirements.‘

+ Tynedale Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)185
Also indexedTynedale Symphony Orchestra
VIEWS (of this Record)289

The Northumbrian Community Folk Choir for Men ‘A group of men from a variety of backgrounds and with a broad range of musical experience, who meet every week to share the joy of singing, in good company. We sing a wide range of songs, in exciting vocal arrangements, mainly from the North East folk repertoire, but including gospel, world music and contemporary popular songs.’

+ VoiceMale
VISITS (to Website)124
VIEWS (of this Record)180

‘Music is incredibly high profile at Bede Academy and has been referred to as “the heart beat of the Academy”. There are many events to prepare for throughout the year including termly concerts, the carol service, presentation day, young musician of the year, and the annual Academy production to name but a few. Being a musician has become commonplace and the whole Academy is involved in Music in some way, whether it be through curriculum lessons, assembly singing, Technical Intelligence Lectures, extracurricular ensembles or private instrumental tuition. Music underpins the Christian ethos in Assemblies on both the North and South sites, which are accompanied daily by a worship band made up of students.‘

@ Bede Academy
VISITS (to Website)211
VIEWS (of this Record)360

'The Theatre presents a regular programme of professional performing arts to its local community and has successfully brought amateur and professional practitioners alongside each other to develop work for the community ... and attracts audiences from a broad area including North Tyneside and rural Northumberland.'

@ Phoenix Theatre Blyth
VISITS (to Website)531
VIEWS (of this Record)334

‘QHAC has established itself as a strong base for an extensive range of artistic activity, attracting the best international and national artists from music, drama, dance and national touring comedy to non professional shows put on by local community groups. In addition to programming within the building, QHA delivers an extensive outreach service bringing workshops and performances to communities throughout Northumberland.‘

@ Queen’s Hall Arts Centre Hexham
VISITS (to Website)269
VIEWS (of this Record)200

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