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Area: Tyne and Wear

www.cityyouthmusic.org

’We are a community organisation, based in Newcastle, that creates opportunities for young people to perform and listen to live music ... We aim to provide musically talented young people with opportunities to perform live and for other young people to listen, enjoy and participate in supporting musical performances. For both groups this may increase their confidence, help them develop useful life skills and possibly result in them pursuing a career in the musical arts.’

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www.davylampfolkclub.co.uk

'Held the first Saturday of the month in the Arts Centre, Washington. Each night starts with an informal session from 7.30 p.m. which welcomes musicians of all levels of ability. Visiting singers and musicians are always welcome.'

Category:Folk Clubs
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www.sunderland.ac.uk/ug/subjectareas/dancedramaandmusic/

'We focus on modern and contemporary practice. Our courses will extend your skills and theoretical understanding of Dance, Drama and Music, and enable you to explore established and new ideas about performance.'

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Also indexedUniversity of Sunderland
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www.sagegateshead.com/about-us/folkworks/

‘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.’

Category:Gateshead
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www.gatesheadandsouthtynesidemusichub.co.uk

'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 ...'

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Also indexedGateshead and South Tyneside Music Education Hub
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jazz.coop

‘We are a community cooperative set up to support the learning, performance and development of jazz, related music and the arts. Based at the Globe in Newcastle upon Tyne, we are the first cooperative in the UK to own a music venue and education centre. We put on gigs and courses there and at other venues.’

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Also indexedPink Lane Jazz Co-op
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www.whitleybayjazzfest.org

Started in 1990: ‘Running from mid day on Friday until late on Sunday evening, the programme explores jazz from the first 40 years, with special jam sessions in the Victory Pub in the wee small hours! All concert themes are chosen by the musicians themselves ... The Festival showcases music that you won't hear anywhere else. Alongside regular classic jazz staples are the music and musicians seldom featured at other festivals. The concert takes place in 4* luxury, with assigned seating of 8 to a table. We rotate the tables twice a day so that nobody gets a poor view.‘ Held Early November.

Category:Jazz Festivals
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Also indexedWhitley Bay Jazz Festival
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kristopherking2.wixsite.com/ndso

‘The NDSO is for young and old alike. The Society seeks to encompass all who have an interest in the organ and its music. Novice or professional, player or listener; All are welcome to share our enthusiasm for, and interest in The King Of Instruments and to join our activities. In the same way as anyone who plays football is a footballer, anyone who plays the organ is an organist. Perhaps surprisingly, only some 25% of our membership hold a permanent church appointment. So we really are open to all. Newcastle is home to a number of fine and historic organs, the works of builders like Lewis, "Father" Willis, Harrison & Harrison, Binns and others are to be found in the City's churches, schools and concert hall.’

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ncmsoc.webplus.net

‘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.’

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www.newcastle.gov.uk/education-and-learning/extra-curricular-activities/newcastle-music-service-musi...

‘Provides instrumental teaching and music support activities in every school in Newcastle. Our forty expert teachers, musicians and performers work in every phase of education from early years to sixth form.’

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www.ntmeh.org.uk

'Whether you are a school, parent or student, you should find the information on these pages useful. Find out about the support we offer schools, how to start learning an instrument in school and what to do if you would like to join an Ensemble. You can also check when our concerts and events are and how to get involved in a all areas of music in North Tyneside.'

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www.northernmusiccentre.co.uk

Opened in 1966 and based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne: ‘A unique and dedicated establishment offering private tuition in a wide range of musical instruments. We have seven dedicated teaching studios, each equipped with pianos, both acoustic and digital. We currently teach in excess of 450 students per week ... Our youngest student is 6, our oldest over 80! Over 30% of our students are adults - many starting to learn an instrument for the first time. The NMC is a private enterprise and receives no funding from external sources’.

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www.ncl.ac.uk/sacs/music/

'The International Centre for Music Studies (ICMuS) is the largest part of the School of Arts and Cultures. The study of music is intellectually challenging and physically demanding. A well-educated student of music is therefore, more than anything, both an agile thinker and an accomplished practical musician ...'

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Also indexedNewcastle University
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www.sunderlandmusichub.org.uk

'Works with schools, teachers, practitioners, young people and organisations across the Local Authority, to ensure all young people can access a high quality music education. The partnerships provide a range of music education activities from instrumental tuition, ensembles, access to progression routes, singing opportunities and large scale performances and events.'

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sunderlandpianofortesociety.org

'We present a series of piano recitals at the Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens. Our season includes six public concerts of a high standard.'

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northumbriafolk.org.uk

'Thursday at 20:00. A well established club which welcomes musicians and singers alike with monthly guest nights.' ALERT Website inaccessible at Review.

Category:Folk Clubs
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www.backworthcollieryband.org.uk

'A traditional yet progressive brass band ... The band and junior band rehearse twice a week and perform at concerts and contests in the North East and throughout the UK. The band and its members play many varied styles of music from traditional brass band music, dance and swing band, modern pop, classics and film music, as well as the best of modern original composition for the genre. The band and junior band are a brass band available for hire - from a full brass band to 12, 10 or 6-piece or a marching band.'

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www.backworthchoir.co.uk

'The Choir was founded by the local miners of Backworth Colliery in 1951 and although the pits are long-gone, the Choir is more active than it has ever been ... Today’s Choir is a sixty strong community choir, attracting members from all walks of life. We are proud to support the work of many regional charities and organisations through our performances.'

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www.gregorian-choir.org.uk

‘Plainsong in the 21st Century ... The Benedict Biscop Gregorian Choir draws singers from across the North-East of England to learn and perform gregorian chant and other plainsong. We enjoy singing together as we explore some of the roots of Western music and try to relate the heritage of this music to life in the 21st century.‘

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www.bishopwearmouth.co.uk

’The Society is well established, having given its first performance in 1949. Since then it has provided regular concerts in Sunderland with a repertoire which has been mainly classical - sacred and secular - with occasional pieces which are more contemporary. The choir seeks to achieve a very high standard musically in the chosen works and performances are always in conjunction with professional soloists and orchestras of a very high standard. In addition, the Society has a section for younger singers, Bishopwearmouth Young Singers, who rehearse separately and prepare for their own concerts as well as sometimes taking part in the main Society events.‘

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cappellanovocastriensis.com

‘Cappella Novocastriensis was founded in 1960 by Dr Frederick Hudson to specialise in early choral music for worship. However, that is only part of the story. We sing in concert hall, church and cathedral and give one or more concerts per term, as well as an annual carol service for Newcastle Law Courts and occasional engagements for choral evensong, weddings and other services and events. The choir has about 35 members and often sings unaccompanied, bringing both clarity and intimacy to its performances.’

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www.chilliroadband.co.uk

‘We are a dynamic, vibrant community band consisting of adults and children playing an eclectic mix of Latin, jazz and rock on an array of instruments: steel pans, percussion, drums, brass and woodwind. We are a community band, and have performed at various events including festivals, school fairs, private parties, and other social and cultural events throughout the North East.’

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www.dunstonsilverband.co.uk

'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.'

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www.fmvc.org

‘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,’

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www.flotsamchoir.org

‘Started in 2012 ... We are a choir for 18+ ... singing anything in any style that feels good to harmonise. No auditions. No experience needed ... We’re always on the lookout for new members who want to be part of an incredible, fun and often silly group, who just like to sing ... If you are in the Newcastle area and would like us to perform for you, please get in touch and we can discuss.‘

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inspireladieschoir.weebly.com

‘A ladies' community choir of 40 voices, based in Washington, Tyne & Wear ... The choir aims to bring women into a relaxed atmosphere where they can develop a love of singing together, build lasting friendships and present their singing to a listening public through concerts, private bookings and in support of the Women's Institute ... The choir is still connected to the Women's Institute though it is no longer a pre-requisite that choir members are WI members ... The name "Inspire" was brought into being in 2014 and is adapted from the WI logo - "Inspiring Women".’

Category:Ladies Choirs
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www.themusicmakersladieschoir.btck.co.uk

Founded 1977: ‘The choir performs throughout the Tyne & Wear area and holds an annual concert to raise funds for local charitable organisations. The choir has also performed at weddings and at Citizenship Ceremonies at local Civic Centres ... If you love to sing and are interested in joining a fun and very friendly choir, there is an open invitation for any ladies to come and take part in rehersals to see if it's for you’.

Category:Ladies Choirs
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www.newtyneorch.org.uk

'A very successful amateur orchestra based in Newcastle. We have over 70 members and perform at least 3 concerts a year.'

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www.newcastlechoralsociety.org.uk

‘Founded in 1954. Membership is drawn from across the North East, with around 80 regular singers. We perform three major concerts each year from a repertoire that ranges from more traditional major works of sacred music to modern choral pieces in a variety of venues ... New members are always welcome, so if you are interested in singing a wide variety of music in a large choir under expert, friendly and fun direction come and join us.‘

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www.newcastleconcertband.org.uk

'Formed in 1986 ... The aim of the group is to enjoy playing music together and to further the musical experience of all age groups and improve musical standards in the common bond of musical performance ... The band has around 40 regular players ... We perform in many different venues throughout the region.'

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www.newcastleguitarorchestra.org.uk

'A guitar orchestra is made up of several "standard" classical guitars, plus a number of specialised instruments that extend the range of the orchestra both upwards and downwards ... Founded in 2012, we aim to promote the enjoyment of orchestral music for classical guitar. If you play classical guitar and can sight-read a simple line of music then you are most welcome to join.'

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www.nerco.esy.es

‘Formed in January 2004 to enable recorder players in the North East of England to rehearse and perform some of the quite large repertoire that is now available for recorder orchestras. At present it has some 30+ members and involves the full range of recorders from sopranino down to contrabass.’

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www.northtynesidesteelband.org.uk

'The North East of England's top steelband performing nationally since 1992 at official, corporate and private functions.'

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www.northernpraeclassica.org.uk

‘A chamber choir, nominally of twenty-four members, based in Newcastle upon Tyne. It was formed in 1973 initially to perform sacred music of the 16th Century, but over the years the repertoire has been extended to embrace choral music of all periods ... In a typical year we stage three concerts, of which one is on a larger scale, such as our regular and well-supported performances of the Messiah in Hexham Abbey ... We participate in a wide variety of other musical activities including Christmas carol concerts and services, large-scale choral works with other choirs, special church services and celebrations, weddings, and private functions.‘

Category:Chamber Choirs
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www.northernproudvoices.co.uk

‘An award-winning non-audition choir for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans people and friends ... NPV was set up to create a safe environment to socialise and be creative and where diversity can be celebrated. It is also a much needed alternative to the “gay scene”.’

Category:LGBT Choirs
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www.northumberlandorchestralsociety.org.uk

‘Based in Newcastle upon Tyne, was founded in 1877 and is one of the oldest amateur orchestras in England. We are a lively society of musicians from all backgrounds and walks of life with one thing in common – we love to rehearse and perform a wide variety of orchestral music. We rehearse weekly during term time, and usually give three concerts a year.’

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www.sagegateshead.com/about-us/northern-sinfonia/

‘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.’

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www.sagegateshead.com/join-in/music-for-young-people/ymp/

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

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semitones-newcastle.webs.com

‘We are an enthusiastic and flexible group of players of various ages and musical abilities. The aim of the group is to bring live music to hospices, nursing homes and sheltered accommodation in the Newcastle area. We play anything we enjoy – as long as the joy is infectious ... Our programmes contain classical and popular music, folk tunes and songs to which the audience sing along. We go to great lengths in ensuring the audience enjoys the music we play and that the repertoire of music in the programme is suitable ... Our group consists of singers, and players (12+) of mostly classical instruments such as violin, viola, cello, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone and piano or keyboard. If you play an instrument at grade 3 level or higher and you are interested in playing with Semitones, please contact us.’

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www.sunderlandsymphonyorchestra.org.uk

'Established 1999 ... Following a public meeting in West Park Church on Friday 1st October 1999, it was decided to go ahead and form an orchestral society, to be known as "The City of Sunderland Millennium Orchestral Society (CoSMOS)". Initially, the intention was to build an orchestra, the “Sunderland Symphony Orchestra”, because it was felt that Sunderland was big enough to sustain an orchestra and also that the people of Sunderland deserved the best ...'

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singers.org.uk

‘Beuatiful music in beautiful places ... The Singers is a chamber choir of around twenty five mixed voices based in Newcastle ... The choir aims to maintain a sweetness and clarity of tone with impeccable tuning which is particularly appropriate for the earlier choral repertoire which is one of its specialities. A high standard of musicianship and sight-reading is required as the group does not meet on a regular weekly basis largely owing to the numerous other musical commitments of its members.’

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www.tynesidechamberorchestra.org.uk

'An enthusiastic and friendly string orchestra. The TCO is Tyneside's longest running Chamber Orchestra, having been in existence for over 50 years. We have regular rehearsals and give concerts three times a year.'

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www.whitleybayoperaticsociety.com

Founded 1911: ‘We perform two musicals each year usually in November and April taking up to six months in rehearsals twice a week. We currently have about 100 members but are always looking for new talent so if you can sing and dance (just a little!) and wish to join us, then get in touch ... The Next Generation started its first season with 16 members and since them we have had as many as 50 a season. We cater for young people between the ages of 9-16 and our aim is to allow them to learn everything they need to know about singing, dancing and acting, Not only will members have fun being creative, learning to perform also helps improve communication and teamwork skills, and broadens young people's horizons through new experiences’.

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www.whitleywomenchoir.org.uk

Founded January 2009: ‘A community choir for women of all ages who like to sing. We don't take ourselves too seriously, but we aim for high standards’.

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www.ncl.ac.uk/events/live-music/

‘The Live Music programme at Newcastle University includes lunchtime concerts and student performances. These events are free and open to staff, students and members of the public.’

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stnicholascathedral.co.uk/worship-and-music/

‘Music is at the heart of our worship. The Cathedral Choir, Schola Cantorum, St Nicholas Singers, and a host of visiting choirs follow in the footsteps of a longstanding choral tradition at Newcastle Cathedral. During Choir Term there are six sung services per week, encompassing some of the greatest music from the 14th Century to the present day. We have no cathedral school, so our choristers are drawn from all over the City ... All are welcome to come to the Cathedral to enjoy 40 minutes of music during every Monday lunch time (from 1.05pm). Featuring the organs of the Cathedral, the recitals will be performed by a visiting performer, or one of Newcastle Cathedral’s “home team” ...’

Category:Cathedrals
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www.customshouse.co.uk

‘South Tyneside's premier arts centre offering great arts & entertainment for all.‘

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www.sagegateshead.com

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

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