Follow the rousing voices of three choirs as they make their way along separate city centre routes before joining together in an uplifting chorus at Performance Square, Sage Gateshead.
Painting a musical picture of life in the North, the performance comprises a trio of very different choirs with passionate links to their hometowns of Manchester, Leeds and Stockton.
With songs composed by Boff Whalley – formerly of pop band Chumbawamba – Trailblazing not only celebrates the diversity of the North, but also emphasises how much its regions have in common.
It’s a gathering of different places, histories and dialects – a harmonic bringing together of identity and place.
ALL THREE CHOIRS SINGING TOGETHER
X1 – 2pm • northern Stage, Newcastle University. The starting point for all three choirs singing together
X2 – 5pm • Central Station. The final performance, all three choirs singing together.
INFANT HERCULES, WALKING ON THE INNOVATION TRAIL
H1 – 3pm • Urban Sciences building, Newcastle Helix
H2 – 4pm • Times Square (outside)
SHE CHOIR, WALKING ON THE ARTS TRAIL
S1 – 3pm • Grey’s Monument, Grainger Street
S2 – 4pm • St Nicholas Cathedral (inside)
COMMONERS CHOIR, WALKING ON THE DESIGN TRAIL
C1 – 3pm • The Biscuit Factory, Stoddart Street
C2 – 4pm • The Toffee Factory, Walker Road