Wind Soloists of Orchestra North East to play at St George’s

A concert by the Wind Soloists of Orchestra North East is to be held at St George’s Church in Jesmond on Sunday 4th November at 7pm, in aid of the lighting fund.

All the players on the evening live in the North East, some as near as Jesmond itself, and have either trained professionally, or been involved in amateur music at a high level.

David Murray, who is known locally as a pianist, teacher and conductor of Ryton and Bishopwearmouth Choral Societies, will direct the ensemble as they play pieces by Mozart, Gounod and Dvorak during the evening.

The Chairman, Michael Borthwick said the pieces were “great repertoire for wind players and not that often performed locally.”

Orchestra North East is a registered charity founded in the early 80s and has performed a number of times in St George’s over the last few years, usually after a concert in Durham Cathedral the previous evening.

The profits of the concert next Sunday are to be split between the Orchestra and the lighting fund, a project by the Friends of St George’s to raise money for lighting designed to be low energy, low maintenance and flexible to adapt to different uses in the church.

Michael Borthwick said the musicians were “delighted to have the opportunity of performing in this beautiful church, adorned as it is with mosaics by C.W.Mitchell and the recently repaired West Window.”

The restoration of the window was funded by previous concerts at St George’s.

Tickets are available either on the door or from the Parish Church Office, telephone number 0191 281 1659. Tickets will be £10 each or £8 for Friends of St George’s and students, whilst 16s and under can attend the event for free.