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Our Make Music: Young People ensembles include Folkestra, Jambone, Quay Voices, Young Sinfonia, Reely Folk, Jazz Attack, and Step Up Sinfonia.


Folkestra is an auditioned vibrant group of young folk musicians, playing original music and new arrangements.

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Jambone is an auditioned jazz ensemble directed by Jason Holcomb. Participants learn in a vibrant and eclectic environment.

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Quay Voices

Quay Voices is a non auditioned inspirational and diverse youth choir.

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Young Sinfonia

Young Sinfonia is a high quality auditioned youth orchestra with strong links to Royal Northern Sinfona (RNS) directed by Helen Harrison.

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Jazz Attack

Jazz Attack is a fun and diverse non auditioned jazz ensemble for young musicians aged 10-16.

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Reely Folk

Reely Folk is a fun and experimental non auditioned folk group for young musicians aged 10-16.

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Step Up Sinfonia

Step Up Sinfonia is a non auditioned youth orchestra for young musicians aged 10-16.

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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.

Thank you.