This is the only weekly group which meets in the daytime and it attracts players of all levels of experience who manage to make themselves free for a couple of hours on a Wednesday afternoon.

Averaging between 30-40 participants, with most instruments represented, the ensemble is usually of symphony orchestra proportions and is happy to tackle almost anything from the orchestral repertoire of the last 250 years. Recently we have played works by Grieg, Dvorak and Malcolm Arnold as well as Nielsen’s monumental 2nd Symphony ‘The Four Temperaments’.

Another feature of this group is that we are often visited by guest soloist and conductors. We have been accompanying Italian soprano Barbara Gentili this term.

Summerhill is a lovely place to play! Our ‘Musical Picnic’ is hosted at Summerhill in July:

Leader Andy Jackson
Telephone: 0788 0346145
Time Wednesday
1 pm – 3 pm
Venue Summerhill Pavillion
Winchester Terrace
Newcastle upon Tyne

Term Dates 2020

Sorry the Tyneside group has been cancelled for the rest of this term. 

Message from Andy:

“What a shame that we won’t have a chance to play music together… Wednesdays are the highlight of my week, as I’m sure they are for many of you, and I’ll miss you all as well as the music.”

Group Trustees

Richard Stamp

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