13:00-14:45 & 16:00-17:45, Sunday 7th July 2024

The Parks Leisure Centre, North Shields

 

Experience the magnificent sounds of the Royal Northern Sinfonia & Chorus joined by our new North Shields Opera Chorus all performing alongside 3 opera stars, dance company Bee Enchanted and children from local schools.

 

200 singers, 40 instrumentalists, 400 years of opera and a world premiere all come together in a celebration of the spirit and creativity of our communities.

 

Come and immerse yourself in this celebration of opera, community and song.

 

Age Rating: All ages

Content Advisory: None

 

Produced by Tête à Tête

 

Ticket Prices: Prices start at £5 for everyone, however if like you can pay £10 or £20 and if you really feel able to do pay £50! All proceeds go towards the North Shields Opera Chorus. Children under 3 free/lap seat.

 

Venue:The Parks Leisure Centre, North Shields

 

A huge thank you goes to all those individuals who have come together to support Gala 2024 with cash donations, we could not do this without you – you know who you are! Thank You.

 

Music Director: Timothy Burke

Director: Bill Bankes-Jones

Producer: Sue Hurrell

 

The Royal Northern Sinfonia

The Royal Northern Sinfonia Chorus

North Shields’ Opera Chorus

 

Tenor: Austin Gunn 

Soprano: Helen Bailey 

Bass: Graeme Danby 

Music Director: Timothy Burke

Director: Bill Bankes-Jones

NSOC Co-ordinator: Sue Hurrell

 

The Royal Northern Sinfonia

Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia

North Shields’ Opera Chorus

 

Tenor: Austin Gunn

Soprano: Helen Bailey

Bass: Graeme Danby

 

For Bee Enchanted’s Azra and the Dragon:

 

Creative Director / Lead Dancer – Penella Bee

Dancer – Pagan Hunt

Community cast lead – Vix Armstrong

Vocalist and song writing – Tamara Kazziha

Work based on book Azra and the Dragon by Risaria Langley

Tech – Paul Trickett

Sound – Tim Tech

 

 

Community cast North Tyneside:

Risaria Langley

Anne Hemy

Mary Pickin

Frances Martin

Jean Cromie

Emma King

Eileen Southern

 

 

Community cast Sunderland:

Dianne Ray

Libby Rae

Marie loval

Julie Thompson

Victoria Trueman

Sarah Armstrong

Becca Armstrong

The community cast are part of Bee Enchanted’ Connecting the Dots program supported by the National lottery that bring communities across the region together www.bee-enchanted.com/about