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To celebrate six years of In Harmony Newcastle Gateshead, young musicians from Hawthorn Primary School and Bridgewater School will perform at Sage Gateshead in a day devoted to In Harmony.
Highlights of the day will include a massed sing on the concourse and an opportunity to see an In Harmony early years music session.
To conclude the day, young musicians from In Harmony Liverpool and In Harmony Opera North will join Hawthorn Primary Symphony Orchestra in a grand show and performance featuring of a piece of music specially commissioned for Great Exhibition of the North by composer Stephen Deazley.
Later in the year In Harmony musicians will take Stephen Deazley’ s piece on tour to Leeds and in 2019 to Liverpool for In Harmony Liverpool’s 10th birthday.
In Harmony Newcastle Gateshead is delivered by Sage Gateshead. The immersive programme works with school children in Elswick and Scotswood who learn an orchestral instrument, play as part of a group and have regular performance opportunities.
It is one of six in England and is funded by Arts Council England and Department for Education. Find out more.
Young musicians from Hawthorn Primary School (Not ticketed)
Beginner Wind and Brass ensembles from Hawthorn Primary School will perform what they have been learning this year.
Northern Rock Foundation Hall, 11am
Early Years Sing-along
Come and see how it all starts. You can join in or just watch the youngest children of In Harmony in a singing session for all the family.
Sage One, 11.30am
Mini Strings Sharing Concert
Children aged 5 and 6 from Hawthorn Primary and Bridgewater schools will perform together for the very first time in Sage One. The children will be singing and performing the pieces they have been learning over the past year.
Mass Sing (Not ticketed)
A mass sing featuring every child from Hawthorn Primary School, joined by children from In Harmony Opera North and In Harmony Liverpool. The Hawthorn Primary School choir will also perform.
In Harmony Open Rehearsal (Not ticketed)
Come and experience an In Harmony music session and hear from a family whose lives have been changed by music.
Why everyone’s music matters: A pre-concert talk (Not ticketed)
Join arts, health and community leaders to hear about the role music can play in transforming lives.
Sage One, 2.30pm
The Grand Show
Children from Hawthorn Primary School will be joined by children from In Harmony Liverpool and In Harmony Opera North in a grand show to celebrate In Harmony Newcastle Gateshead being 6 years old. Amongst the repertoire will be a piece of music specially commissioned for Great Exhibition of the North by Stephen Deazley.
The Great Exhibition of the North 2018 is a summer of amazing exhibits, inspired technology, vibrant street performance, cutting edge culture and magical experiences. Get out and explore! 22 June – 9 September Find out more about the Great Exhibition of the North.