Cleveland Philharmonic Choir

Northern Spirit Singers – Musical Director Andy King

Northern Spirit Singers have, over the last 12 years, firmly established themselves as one of the north’s leading choirs.

In October they featured on BBC Radio 3 The Choir programme broadcast from Sage Gateshead, as part of a celebration of choral music in the North East. They have been awarded ‘Choir of the Day’ at all Choir of the Year regional rounds that they have entered, and in 2008 reached the adult category finals in the Royal Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool, alongside the six other best adult choirs in the country. Each year the choir travels abroad, this year taking part in a Music Festival in Barcelona and last year performing in Holland and Germany. In 2011 they took part in the ‘Venezia in Musica’ International Choral Competition in Italy. They won first prize in the secular music category, came runners up in the sacred music category, and received the ‘Outstanding Performance’ prize for Bogorditsye Dyevo by Rachmaninov.

As well as in their regular programme of concerts in Durham, the choir have performed as guests with other local groups including Cleveland Philharmonic Choir, Tees Valley Youth Choir, Guisborough Choral Society and Durham County Youth Choir. They performed at one of the opening concerts at Sage, Gateshead alongside Howard Goodall, Black Voices and the BBC Chorister of the Year.

Founded in September 2000 by a group of friends from the National Youth Choir of Great Britain, the choir comprises recent graduates and current students of Durham University, but also welcomes singers from all over the North East, and includes many of the region’s teachers. Northern Spirit Singers continue to perform the world’s best choral music to a high standard, in a relaxed and enjoyable manner.

See Northern Spirit Singers' Website

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Announcements for Choir Members

Rehearsal 20th March
See ChoirNotes newsletter sent out yesterday by Joan about music for tonight's rehearsal. Please bring pretty much everything you've got that is French related :-) PLUS War Requiem!

Rehearsal Aids.  Please see new note on Music page about John Fletcher site and Cyberbass. Also, here are the direct links to Cyberbass files:
Britten - War Requiem

See DATES section farther down page


Tues 3 and 10 Apr - No rehearsal
Tues 17 Apr - First Rehearsal, Summer term
Sat 21 Apr - Study session on WR, Newcastle.
Sat 19 May - Choral Day (WR, combined choirs, Durham)
Tue 29 May - No rehearsal
Fri 22 Jun
- An Evening of French Music, St Mary’s

Rest of July and August - No rehearsal

Tue 4 Sep - First rehearsal, Autumn term
Sat 29 Sep - Choral Day (WR, combined choirs, Newcastle)
Tue 23 Oct - No rehearsal - half term
Sat 3 Nov - Choral Day (WR, combined choirs Stockton BT)
Fri 9 Nov - 7-10 Rehearsal for choirs and orchestra (M’Bro TH)
Sat 10 Nov - Sage, War Requiem
Sun 16 Dec (tbc) - 3pm St Barnabas, Carol Concert

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