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Youth Ensembles

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


Folkestra is a vibrant group of young folk musicians, playing original music and new arrangements and directed by Kathryn Tickell.

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Jambone is a jazz ensemble directed by Jason Holcomb. 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) directed by Helen Harrison.

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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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