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Thursday 23 June 2022 | 10:30am & 1:30pm  


In Harmony Newcastle Gateshead is 10!

In Harmony 10th Anniversary 2


Free, ticket required

Join us for a day of festivities as we celebrate 10 years of In Harmony Newcastle Gateshead.

Artist in Residence Beccy Owen will  introduce performances from ensembles including every child involved with In Harmony. The event will conclude with a world premiere of Beccy’s new song, commissioned by Sage Gateshead and co-created with the young people.

Also as part of each performance, a 10th Birthday commemorative film directed by the young people will be premiered. The pupils have been working with local filmmakers Second Draft over the last year, documenting their musical activities and giving interviews to camera.

Expect confetti on the biggest day of this 10th anniversary festival!

Jane Dube, Head Teacher at Hawthorn Primary School said:
At Hawthorn, we can’t wait for the 10th Birthday celebrations. The children have worked so hard to prepare and everyone is really looking forward to being back playing at Sage Gateshead as well as in our local community. It makes me feel so proud when I hear the children play”

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Find out more about In Harmony’s 10th Birthday Festival!

700 children from the West End of Newcastle are heading on tour across the city this summer to celebrate 10 years of inspirational music-making.

Pupils from Hawthorn Primary and Bridgewater Schools have been taking part in In Harmony; a national programme that inspires and transforms the lives of children through community-based orchestral music-making. Sage Gateshead works in partnership with Hawthorn Primary and Bridgewater Schools in the West End of Newcastle to run In Harmony Newcastle Gateshead, where children gain vital pre-instrumental skills from the age 3 and then begin learning an instrument from their very first day in Year 1.

Read the full press release here!