The Great Song of the North

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Join us for the magical finale event of Great Northumberland 2018.

A community choir will gather in front of the town’s beautiful Georgian Guildhall, singing
a rousing selection of well-loved Berwick and Northumbrian songs and concluding with a specially commissioned celebratory fanfare on the newly restored ceremonial Fanfare Trumpets of the Kings Own Scottish Borderers.

The formal element follows on seamlessly with a two part celebration of Northumberland: an hour long seated concert in Berwick Guildhall with the community choir and members of The Orchestra of Scottish Opera, featuring a newly commissioned song suite The Great Song of the North by composer Dominique Le Gendre, Elgar’s Sea Pictures with locally-based mezzo-soprano Tamsin Davidson, and contemporary settings of familiar Northumbrian songs including Bonny at Morn, Whittingham Fair, and Blow the Wind Southerly. After the interval there is a fascinating introduction to the Northumbrian pipes featuring The Mayor of Berwick’s o cial piper, Alice Robinson.

Venue: Berwick Guildhall

The Great Song of the North