Tickets now on sale for Sage concert

Tickets have just gone on sale for our concert at Sage Gateshead on Sunday April 10, starting at 3pm. We will be joined in Hall Two by soprano Bibi Heal in a programme featuring Strauss, Bernstein, Piazzolla and Shostakovitch, together with specially commissioned “The River” and ‘North Countrie’ songs. We hope to see you there! Tickets costing from £11 to £16.50 can be purchased from the Sage Gateshead website here:

https://sagegateshead.com/whats-on/bede-wind-concert/

2022 concert programme announced

Hall 2 at Sage Gateshead – venue for our first concert of 2022

After a hugely disrupted two years Bede Wind is delighted to announce a busy programme of concerts for 2022.

We start on Sunday April 10th with a return to Hall 2 at Sage Gateshead (we were the first wind band ever to perform at The Sage back in 2005 just a few months after the venue opened!) Tickets for the concert, which starts at 3pm and features guest soloist Soprano Bibi Heal, are due to go on sale soon on the Sage Gateshead website.

Bede Wind has also been asked to take part in the South Tyneside summer festival, and will be playing at South Shields Amphitheatre on Sunday June 19th.

In the autumn we take part in the first of two concerts this year at Whitburn Parish Church, the first being the ever popular Proms on Friday September 30th.

Two weeks later we join Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care for an exceptional evening of music, song, choir, dance, soloists, fun and much more at the ‘Last Night of the Proms’ concert at Newcastle O2 City Hall on Saturday October 15th.

Our year ends with a very busy weekend. We return to Whitburn Parish Church on Friday December 15th for a Christmas concert, and the following evening we will bring seasonal tunes to Trinity Church in Gosforth.

We will publicise online ticket sales nearer each event and hope to see you soon!

Secure best seats for ‘Last Night of the Proms’ – order now!

Join Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care for an exceptional evening of music, song, choir, dance, soloists, fun and much more at our ‘Last Night of the Proms’ concert at Newcastle O2 City Hall on Saturday 15th October 2022.

Bigger and better for 2022, Daft as a Brush are proud and delighted to announce an enhanced show at Newcastle O2 City Hall this autumn.

The concert, led by Musical Director Ernest Young, promises another exciting and entertaining evening with music performed by Bede Wind and Bede Chorus together special guests…and a few surprises!

Every ticket sale supports the ‘Daft as a Brush’ Charity and includes a FREE event programme and flag.

Discover more and watch the video trailer at: https://www.daftasabrush.org.uk/event/last-night-of-the-proms

Doors 6pm, showtime 7pm.

Tickets are available from Daft as a Brush in Gosforth by emailing info@daftasabrush.org.uk or calling (0191) 28 55 999.

Tickets now on sale for Christmas concert

Tickets have today gone on sale online for our Christmas concert ‘Spirit of Christmas’.

Billed as ‘the concert with the most Christmas tunes’, it is being held at Trinity Church, Gosforth, on Saturday December 18th at 7pm and features Bede Wind and Bede Chorus.

Conductor Ernest Young, who has led the band for more than 30 years, is supported by accompanist Peter Waugh.

Tickets costing £8 can be purchased from band members, Trinity Church, you can pay at the door or purchase online here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/bede-wind/t-pjdoep

We look forward to seeing you there!

Autumn concert programme announced

After 18 months away from performing, Bede Wind is delighted to announce its autumn 2021 programme.

We kick off with the Daft as a Brush Last Night of the Proms at the O2 City Hall, Newcastle on October 23rd, with guest soloists Bibi Heal (Soprano), Andri Bjorn Robertsson (Bass) and Bradley Creswell (Violin) with Accompanist Martyn Parkes and Compere Ray Spencer. Tickets from 02 City Hall or Daft as a Brush House (tel. 0191 285 5999).

Soprano Bibi Heal

The band will then perform in back to back Christmas concerts in Whitburn and Gosforth with Bede Chorus on the weekend of December 17th to 18th.

First up is Whitburn Parish Church on Friday 17th December at 7pm, followed by Trinity Church, Gosforth on Saturday 18th December, also starting 7pm

Watch out for Facebook posts for online ticket sales alerts in the run up to each event or contact hello@bedewind.com.

Busy year ahead as band enters its fourth decade

As Bede Wind enters its fourth decade, 2020 promises to be another busy year for the band.

This year’s concert programme starts at one of our favourite venues – Trinity Church in Gosforth – on Saturday March 21st, when we will be performing with students from Gosforth Academy in conjunction with Newcastle Gosforth Rotary Club.

We are back at Trinity Church on Saturday April 25th playing in a choral concert with singers from choirs across the region to raise funds for Daft as a Brush’s Bluebell Bus appeal.

The band will be hoping for good weather at our outdoor concert at South Shields Amphitheatre on Sunday June 14th, but we are assured a warm welcome at Whitburn Prom on Friday September 25th – an annual fixture in Bede Wind’s calendar for more than 20 years.

We will also be performing at the Daft As A Brush Prom at the City Hall, Newcastle on Friday and Saturday October 16th and 17th and end the year with our annual Christmas concert at Trinity Church on Saturday December 19th.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events. Find a full list of concerts here.

In the meantime, keep in touch by following us on Facebook.

Annual Christmas concert this Saturday

Our final performance of the year is the annual Christmas concert this weekend.

‘Spirit of Christmas’, billed as the concert with the most Christmas tunes, will feature Bede Wind and Bede Chorus at Trinity Church, Gosforth, on Saturday (December 21st). The concert starts at 7.30pm.

The conductor is as always Ernest Young and the accompanist is Peter Waugh.

Admission cost is £8 and includes an interval drink. Tickets can be obtained from band and choir members, you can pay at the door or purchase online at:

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/bede-wind/t-rdknnd

We hope to see you there!

Don’t forget change of venue for our Christmas concert

A reminder about the change of venue for our annual Christmas concert.

We were due to perform at Kings Hall, Newcastle University, on Saturday December 21st but due to circumstances beyond our control the venue has been changed to Trinity Church, Gosforth.

The date is the same and the concert starts at 7.30pm.

‘Spirit of Christmas’, billed as the concert with the most Christmas tunes, will feature Bede Wind and Bede Chorus.

The conductor is as always Ernest Young and the accompanist is Peter Waugh.

Admission cost is £8 and includes an interval drink. Tickets can be obtained from band and choir members, you can pay at the door or purchase online at:

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/bede-wind/t-rdknnd

New venue for Christmas concert

A change of venue has been announced for our annual Christmas concert.

We were due to perform at Kings Hall, Newcastle University, on Saturday December 21st but due to circumstances beyond our control the venue has been changed to Trinity Church, Gosforth.

The date is the same and the concert starts at 7.30pm.

‘Spirit of Christmas’, billed as the concert with the most Christmas tunes, will feature Bede Wind and Bede Chorus.

The conductor is as always Ernest Young and the accompanist is Peter Waugh.

Admission cost is £8 and includes an interval drink. Tickets can be obtained from band and choir members, you can pay at the door or purchase online at:

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/bede-wind/t-rdknnd

Leading UK opera singer performing with Bede Wind this weekend

One of the UK’s leading mezzo sopranos who has performed with some of the best known opera companies around the world will be in concert with Bede Wind on Tyneside this weekend.

Anne-Marie Owens has performed for the Opéra National de Paris, Théâtre Royale de La Monnaie, Opéra de Lausanne, the Komische Oper – Berlin, New York City Opera, Santiago Opera, Arizona Opera, Opera Australia, and at the Hong Kong and Saito Kinen Festivals.

Closer to home, performances have included the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Glyndebourne, Scottish Opera, Welsh National Opera and Opera North.

Anne-Marie’s vast operatic repertoire has included Brangäne Tristan und Isolde, Amneris Aida, Azucena Il Trovatore, Venus Tannhäuser, Herodias Salome and Santuzza Cavalleria Rusticana.

On the concert platform she regularly performs the works of Mahler, Vaughan Williams, Elgar and the choral works of Verdi, Handel, Mendelssohn, Mozart and Beethoven.

Orchestras she performs with include the London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège, City of London Sinfonia and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

South Shields-born Anne-Marie, who studied at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and joined the English National Opera in 1985, will be accompanied by Sage Gateshead-based Bede Wind, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in January.

The band has been led since its launch by conductor Ernest Young, who was last month awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to music.

The concert is being held at St George’s Church, Cullercoats, at 7pm this Saturday, July 6th.

The programme will include both well-known regional tunes and songs from the shows, with Habanera from Carmen, I Could Have Danced All Night from My Fair Lady, Edelweiss from The Sound of Music and You’ll Never Walk Alone from Carousel.

Tickets costing £6 can be purchased online at ticketsource.co.uk/bede-wind or can be bought on the door. Proceeds are to local charities Beach Access North East and the North East Assisted Ventilation Service (NEAVS) Fund.