Saturday 16th July 2022

13:15 & 16:00

 

The Parks Sports Centre, Howdon Road, North Shields NE29 6TL

 

HOME – a specially commissioned opera expressing what the concept of home means to local residents through spoken word, song, dance and music. Created by the participants, for the participants, performers include over 200 local people including children from Tyneside at New York Primary, Whitehouse Primary, and King Edward Primary.

 

The opera is part of the inaugural Tyne Coast Festival taking place 15 – 17 July 2022 and led by Tyne Coast Arts Collective, a new group of professional opera singers and creatives based on Tyneside.

 

 

The opera weaves together songs familiar to our adult choirs, music from Glinka’s seminal opera ‘Ruslan and Lyudmila’, dance devised by our dance group, new songs devised by our children’s and youth choirs, and spoken word readings written and performed by community choir members – all accompanied by three professional vocal soloists and members of the Royal Northern Sinfonia.

The global environmental crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic combined make it vital that freelance creatives can root their practice locally, and the Collective aims to provide professional opportunities for outstanding creatives and create new and exciting work which benefits the local community.

 

HOME was initially conceived by lead artist Tim Burke, Tête à Tête’s Music Director, who held R&D workshops to develop the project in May 2019, as a collaboration between Tête à Tête, Helix Arts and Sage Gateshead. 

 

“I have to tell you, I was sobbing several times during it. It just really, really had such an emotional impact. It was just the most wonderful thing to do. I loved it” Penny, HOME R&D participant

 

You can watch the video from the R&D here:

 

 

Produced by Tête à Tête

 

Cast & Crew

 

Tyne Coast Arts Collective

Can’t Sing Choir

Backworth Male Voice Choir

Forever Dance

North Tyneside Music Education Hub Choirs

Royal Northern Sinfonia

Music Director: Tim Burke

Director: Bill Bankes-Jones

Tyne Coast Arts Collective

Can’t Sing Choir

Backworth Male Voice Choir

Forever Dance

North Tyneside Music Education Hub Choirs

Royal Northern Sinfonia

Music Director: Tim Burke

Director: Bill Bankes-Jones