2018 Concerts - updated on 8th December 2018

Dec 8, 2018
Category: Events


Choir engagements for 2018

1st March 2018

Because of the adverse weather conditions this concert has been postponed and will now take place on the 22nd of March.

The chorus will be taking part in a fundraising evening for a school in Nepal. The school is funded by a charity which is part of an organisation called Q Learning Trust and the fundnig will go towards  buying equipment for the nursery class which currently has nothing for the 5 year olds. The class room is empty apart from some desks which are totally inapropriate. In addition the funding will buy a carpet for story time, small chairs and tables, toys, trikes, posters and learning equipment blocks etc.

The event will take place in the Cullercoats Crescent Club, Victoria Cres, North Shields NE30 4PN, and will commence at 7.30pm so please come along and support this worthy cause.

Feedback fro the audience

‘You could have heard a pin drop’- a comment from an audience member after the chorus sang Bohemian Rhapsody tonight. ‘Stunning performance’ - another comment by members of Backworth Male Voice Choir. ‘Such complex arrangements perfectly executed’- a comment from a local choir leader. £1200 raised for a Nepalese School charity. Brilliant support from Enigma to complete the 18 song package. A good day at the office for Tyneside A Cappella rounded off with a standing ovation.Cullercoats may never be the same again.

 

3rd April 2018

The chorus will once again  be the guests of Compass Acapella at an evening concert on Tuesday the 3rd of April 2018 at All Saints Church, Cleadon Lane, Cleadon, Tyne and Wear, SR6 7UU. The concert will commence at 7.30pm. 

A fabulous evening with stunning performances by Tyneside A Cappella, Compass and Enigma.  Singing at it's very best to a full house resulting in a standing ovation and valuable funds being raised for the church.

 

27th to 29th April 2018

Tyneside A Cappella will be travelling to Northern Ireland to take part in the Bangor International Choral  Festival. The choir will be singing on the Friday night show as well as in two classes on the Saturday. The chorus' small group Enigma will also be singing in one of the classes.

Wow - two second places for the chorus and a second for Enigma. A fantastic performance on the Friday show and a fun filled concert in a shopping mall!

 

19th May 2018

Tyneside A Cappella and Compass Acapella will be singing on Saturday the 19th of May in St. Cuthbert's Church, 4 Ellison Street, Hebburn, NE31 1BP in a concert to raise funds for the church. The concert will commence at 7.30pm.

An absolutely stunning performance given by both choruses and Enigma to a packed church raising £525 for the church maintenance.

 

6th June 2018 - CANCELLED

St Michael's Church, 9 Mowbray Road, South Shields, NE33 3DH is the venue for a fundraising concert for the maintenance of this beautiful church.The chorus will once again join forces with Compass Acapella  to present an evening of popular songs. This not to be missed concert will start at 7.30pm.

 

3rd July 2018

The Tyneside A Cappella/Compass road show arrives in Sunderland on Tuesday the 3rd of July to give a concert to raise money for church funds. The concert will be in the beautiful Sunderland Minster, 309 High Sreet West, Sunderland, SR1 3ET and will start at 7.30pm. 

On the hottest night of the year the road show supported by Enigma performed in concert to raise funds for the improvements to .............the heating system at The Minster!. There was almost a full house who enjoyed the fabulous perfomance given by the ensemble despite the noise from the Fanzone less that 100 yards away who were enjoying the England World Cup game. A great result for all and £616 raised for the heating improvements.

Feedback from the organisers:

A very big thank you to both choirs for the wonderful evening of entertainment they provided at Sunderland Minster last night. without exception everyone I spoke to, thought they were wonderful! The evening raised £616 for our funds and we are extremely grateful for the generosity of all the members in giving of their time and talents to support us.
Kindest regards.
Gillian, Sandra and all at Sunderland Minster.

 

 

8th July 2018

Tyneside A Cappella will join forces with Compass Acapella at Beamish Museum on Sunday the 8th of July 2018. The lunchtime concert will commence at 1.30pm in the Masonic Hall in the town centre.

It was hot on the outside and even hotter on the inside as a 27 song package was delivered by both choirs. Stunning performances by both choirs.

 

5th September 2018

The chorus has been invited once again to sing at the Citizenship Ceremony at Newcastle  Civic Centre at 2pm on Wednesday the 5th of September 2018. This is a private event.

A very special  ceremony to be asked to sing for and the chorus performed 'Anthem' from Chess and 'One moment in time' by Whitney Houston. The choice of songs were really appropriate and the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear and Lord Mayor of Newcastle were particularly taken with them. It was wonderful to welcome 31 new UK citizens into the area.

 

 

15th September 2018

Tyneside A Cappella will be singing on Saturday the 15th of September 2018 in a fund raising concert in Ashington at St. Aidan's Church, 14-18 Station Road, Ashington, NE63 8DZ. The concert is to raise funds for a 'pop up' sensory pod for the children of Ellington Primary School and the concert will start at 7pm. Guests for the evening will be Enigma. 

A fabulous concert given by the choir to raise a staggering £864 to provide a sensory pod  for children at the school. Incredible performances by both the choir and Enigma - 22 songs in total!

A comment from the organiser:

I really don't know where to begin. And I'm sure I'll miss lots out. I've just got in from the Tyneside A Cappella concert at St Aidan's church in Ashington in aid of sensory equipment for Ellington Primary School - and Darrell and I have just been blown away by so much kindness and support. We are truly blessed with wonderful friends. From expecting a mostly empty church, St Aidan's was lovely, warm and perfect. The kind volunteers from St Aidan's turned out to do the refreshments and the raffle for us. All the ladies from Tyneside A Cappella led by Peter turned up looking beautiful and full of positivity and love to give a fabulous concert - bringing friends with them - as well as donating raffle prizes, and buying tons of tickets. And then when we got onto the stage and I looked out and saw so many of our friends had turned out to support us, and the church was full, it was just the most amazing feeling. Thank you all so much. Everyone. Thanks to your support, and some very kind donations, we've raised enough money to buy a calming "dark den" for Littl'un's school - AND fill it with the sensory equipment he needs. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. X

Comments from Facebook:

*  Was a great concert Jac i really enjoyed listening to you all. Very talented ladies. Xxxx

*  Several people said they LOVED our version of Bohemian Rhapsody - and one friend - who isn't a gushing person at all - said that she   enjoyed it even more than the original! I know, you can't beat Freddie, but WOW what a compliment! . x

*  Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" was my favourite! Great night - could you do a Christmas one next??!!

 * It was a lovely night well done to you all x x x

* Had a fantastic night watching these ladies. What beautiful voices.

* What a fabulous evening’s entertainment. Thank you Tyneside A Cappella! 

 * Well done everyone. Fabulous songs and arrangements. Such an enjoyable and successful evening !

 

A couple of action photos from the performance:

 

29th September 2018

After a successful concert in 2017 at the Jubliee Hall in West Rainton, Tyneside A Cappella and  Compass Acapella  have been invited to perform at The Parish Chucrh of Saint Mary the Virgin , Church Row, West Rainton, Houghton le Spring, DH4 6NR. The concert will start at 7.30pm.

Fantastic performance by the chorus to a packed church raising funds to provide a new heating boiler. Tyneside A Cappella were supporting Compass along with Enigma, True North and South Side. All that talent in one place - wow!.

Comments from the organisers:

Dear Members of Compass Acapella and Tyneside Acapella
 
I write to you on behalf of all at St Mary’s Church West Rainton, to extend a very sincere thank
you for the wonderful concert last night. The repertoire you provided and the standard of
singing was outstanding! We are very appreciative of your generosity in doing this concert
without a fee and this has enabled us to raise £682 for church funds.
 
Please pass on our thanks to all of your members for the time they have given us on a
Saturday night to come here and sing for us. It was so lovely to see the church full of people
and resonating with beautiful voices!

 

13th October 2018

Tyneside A Cappella will be performing as guests of Compass Acapella  in concert on Saturday the 13th of October in Saint Andrew's Church Talbot Rd, Sunderland SR6 9PT. The concert will commence at 7.30pm and is to raise funds for repairs to the Lych Gate at the entrance to the church.

An absulutely stunning performance by the choir supporting Compass in this most beautiful of churches. Such an appreciative audience who enjoyed the programme which included songs from Enigma, True North and South Side. The concert raised £485 for repairs to the Lych Gate. Special evenings like this don't come along very often.

Feedback from the church:

I would just like to reiterate my thanks to you all.  We had a really enjoyable evening and after all monies were sorted raised £495 - a little more than we said last night.  Please do let everyone know how much we appreciated them, we could literally see the joy on their faces and they passed this on through the wonderful singing.
I have given your web details to Connie Bulmer who writes a weekly community page for the Sunderland Echo.
With every good wish
Philip

 

6th December 2018

The chorus has once again been invited back to sing at the official lighting of the Christmas tree sent from Norway. Every year the people of Bergen in Norway send a tree to the city of Newcastle and the chorus will be singing festive music at the 'switch on'. The event takes place at Newcastle Civic Centre at 6pm.

The chorus once again provided a beautiful musical backdrop to the wonderful civic event. The guests were entertained after the 'switch on' as the chorus once again thrilled with a high energy performance.

 

8th December 2018

After a hugely successful 2017 Christmas concert in The Masonic Hall at Beamish Museum, the chorus has been invited back to perform on the Saturday the 8th of December 2018. The chorus will present their Christmas repertoire alongside songs from their popular show repertoire. The concert will start at 1.30pm.

The audience warmed to the chorus as they presented their Christmas concert to the packed house. Supported by Enigma the audience sang along and all left with smiles on their faces and wonderful musical memories.

 

15th December 2018

The chorus will be presenting a Christmas concert to raise funds for Guide Dogs for the Blind. The concert on Saturday the 15th of December will be held at The Church of the Holy Saviour, Crossway, Tynemouth, NE30 2LB, Tyne and Wear.The concert will start at 7.30pm and special guests will be Compass Acapella.

 

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