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Youth Ensembles

Sage Gateshead's Youth Ensembles include Folkestra, Jambone, Quay Voices and Young Sinfonia.


Folkestra is a vibrant group of young folk musicians, playing original music and new arrangements with director Ian Stephenson.

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Jambone is directed by renowned jazz pianist and composer Paul Edis. Participants learn in a vibrant and eclectic environment.

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Quay Voices

Quay voices is an inspirational and diverse youth choir singing in high profile performances.

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Young Sinfonia

Young Sinfonia is a high quality youth orchestra with strong links to Royal Northern Sinfona (RNS), conducted by Karin Hendrickson, Assistant Conductor of RNS.

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Ticket income alone is not sufficient to support our work. If you love Sage Gateshead and want to support our diverse range of programming and wide variety of musical learning opportunities, we’d sure appreciate it! As a charity, we rely on the generous support of the general public and every penny makes a difference.

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