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Quay Voices

Quay Voices

Welcome to a new Quay Voices for 2022!  

Quay Voices are a mixed voice group for anyone aged 13-18, singing lots of different styles of music suitable for lots of different voices, in a welcoming and inclusive space every Saturday afternoon at Sage Gateshead.  

Each week will feature singing arrangements for high, low and changing voices, with everyone from newcomers to Grade 8+ singers finding new challenges and ways to build confidence at your own pace. 

During rehearsals you will find tips about good vocal technique, stylistic performance practice, and some of the theory and language involved in singing and making music. There will be opportunities to create your own arrangements, compositions, and to explore leading a group yourself. 

Across the term you will find some amazing musicians to work alongside, other groups to collaborate with and chances to perform in the brilliant spaces of Sage Gateshead.  

Whether you’re curious, or you’re already committed to the idea of Quay Voices, your first 2 sessions will be free. Join us at any point during the term – we’re always excited to meet new people and hear their voice! 


Quay Voices does not require an audition.


Applications are NOW OPEN (<< Click here to fill out a form and tell us more about you and your voice. There are some questions in this form that may need a parent or carer to answer) 


Term Dates 22/23

We’d love to hear from you if you are interested in joining part of our Young Musicians Programme. You can email

Quay Voices - Key Facts

  • Age 13-18 
  • Meet at Sage Gateshead on Saturday, 2.30-4.30pm 
  • No auditions – all abilities welcome with lots of chances to progress and build confidence 
  • First 2 sessions are FREE 
  • Suitable for all young singers who want to sing, develop, and be challenged, in a group environment
  • Ability to read music not necessary 
  • 22/23 Fee: £75 per term. Bursaries are available for anyone who needs financial support to attend 


Our Young Musicians Programme is open to all children and young people, whatever their circumstances. We are keen to encourage applicants from the widest possible range of backgrounds and access a bursary where needed.

Here’s some more information about bursaries. If you’d like to speak to someone, please email us at