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WELCOME If you’re looking to get involved in music-making at any level (beginner, experienced or advanced) or if you want to learn an instrument, join a band, or take part in a singing group, there’s something here for everyone. There’s Adult Courses including our specialised Folk classes and our Silver Programme for people over 50. We also offer sing, play and dance sessions for babies and young children as well as accessible music-making for people with disabilities. Enrol now, meet other budding musicians and begin or continue your musical journey, whatever your chosen instrument or style! To book your class please contact Ticket Office on 0191 443 4661 or visit sagegateshead.com

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ADULT COURSES FOLKWORKS TUESDAY CLASSES SILVER PROGRAMME WORKSHOPS FOR ALL PARTNER CLASSES EARLY YEARS AND FAMILY CLASSES - 4 -

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TERM DATES AND PRICES ADULT COURSES AND FOLKWORKS TUESDAY CLASSES

PLEASE NOTE: No Adult Courses and Silver Programme classes take place during half term. Friday Silver Steel Pan groups start on Friday 15 September with no sessions on Friday 6 October.

EARLY YEARS AND FAMILY CLASSES

TERM DATES

Monday 18 September 2017, Monday 8 January 2018 & Monday 23 April 2018

TERM DATES

Monday 4 September 2017, Monday 8 January 2018 & Monday 16 April 2018

TERM DURATION

10 sessions

PRICES

£70 per term / £53 concessions £190 per year / £137.50 concessions

SECOND HALF TERM DATES

Monday 23 October 2017, Monday 25 February 2018 & Monday 4 June 2018

TERM DURATION

14 sessions (7 per half term)

DOUBLE-UP DEAL

Enrol onto one class and get any other class at the concessionary rate. Applies to termly classes only.

PRICES

£98 per term / £49 per half term Additional adult £49 per term / £24.50 per half term Additional child £24.50 per term / £12.50 per half term

ABILITY KEY

SILVER PROGRAMME TERM DATES

Monday 18 September 2017, Monday 8 January 2018 & Monday 23 April 2018

SECOND HALF TERM DATES

Monday 30 October 2017, Monday 19 February 2018 & Monday 4 June 2018

TERM DURATION

10 sessions (5 per half term)

PRICES

£50 per term / £25 per half term £25 peer led groups per term / £12.50 per half term

MULTIBUY DISCOUNT

Enrol onto more than one class and receive a discount of £5 (full term) or £2.50 (half term) for each additional class. Does not apply to consecutive terms or half terms for the same class and peer led groups.

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ADULT COURSES > > > > > >

> WEDNESDAY 7-8.30PM

A group singing lesson which focuses on developing healthy technique from the start; an introduction to the vocal mechanism, singing simple harmonies, learning about your range and explaining sheet music.

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STEP INTO SINGING > THURSDAY 6.30-8PM

In this group you will develop good technique, tips for vocal health and listening skills.

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SINGING STELLAS > SATURDAY 11AM-1PM

Develop your vocal skills and harmonies singing a wide variety of musical styles in this all female singing group. COST: £3.50 PER SESSION

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SINGING GUITAR UKULELE WIND & BRASS STEEL PANS MUSIC THEORY

FIND YOUR VOICE

PHILHARMONIC VOICES > MONDAY 7.30-9.30PM

Gain an understanding of classical choral singing, develop your harmony singing, improve technique and sight reading skills with the opportunity to perform. Availability enquiries adultprogramme@sagegateshead.com.

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CHAMBER CHOIR > MONDAY 7-9PM

This group rehearses a broad and exciting repertoire and performs both in the building and around the region. You will need to be able to read music, hold a line in harmony and attend an audition. Availability enquiries adultprogramme@sagegateshead.com.

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BLUE JAZZ VOICES > MONDAY 7-9PM

Focusing on improvisation and vocal technique within jazz and blues, this course helps to develop a practical approach to solo singing and performance.

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MOOD INDIGO SINGERS > THURSDAY 7.30-9.30PM

An audition-based choir, learning and performing sophisticated arrangements of great jazz, pop and gospel music. Availability enquiries adultprogramme@sagegateshead.com.

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> WEDNESDAY 7-9PM

Participants will learn a repertoire of different musical genres including gospel, reggae, pop and folk from around the world.

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SING TOGETHER > WEDNESDAY 7.15-9.15PM

INSPIRATION CHOIR > WEDNESDAY 7.30-10PM TRINITY CHURCH, GOSFORTH

MAGENTA SINGERS > MONDAY, 1.30-3PM

A group for people of any age who are living with acquired aphasia, run in association with the NETA Aphasia Support Centre. This supportive group sings accompanied repertoire from a wide range of musical genres with the aim of developing skills and working towards performances. No experience necessary. COST: £4.50 PER SESSION.

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> MONDAY 6.30-8PM OR TUESDAY 6:30-8PM

> MONDAY 8-9.30PM OR THURSDAY 6-7.30PM

Good open chord knowledge is required and you’ll be introduced to barre chords in depth.

INTERMEDIATE ELECTRIC GUITARS

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> MONDAYS 6-7.30PM OR WEDNESDAY 6-7.30PM

Learn techniques including riffing, soloing and playing in an ensemble.

Inspiration is the largest community choir in the North East with the opportunity to perform alongside Royal Northern Sinfonia. Performance dates 10 December 2017, 15 April 2018 and 14 July 2018. COST: £62 PER TERM, £50 CONCESSIONS.

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BEGINNER GUITAR

INTERMEDIATE GUITAR GROUP

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Len Young takes you through an exploration of classical choral work culminating in a performance at the end of term. There is no half term break. COST: £62 PER TERM £50 CONCESSIONS.

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> WEDNESDAY 6.30-7.30PM

Basic open chords and strumming knowledge required.

> MONDAY 6.30-8.30PM

Sing RnB and related songs to a live guitar. All songs taught by ear.

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ABSOLUTE BEGINNER GUITAR

INTERMEDIATE GUITAR: NEXT STEPS

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> WEDNESDAY 7.30-9.00PM

Good open chord knowledge and some knowledge of barre chords required. Work on songs with riffs and soloing ideas using the minor pentatonic scales and develop rhythm and picking techniques.

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ADVANCED ELECTRIC GUITARS > MONDAY 7.30-9PM

Learn techniques including accompanying, soloing and playing in a group.

SOUNDS GOOD TO ME > WEDNESDAY, 3.30-5PM

A group for adults with learning disabilities who have a love of singing. Carers and support workers are welcome at no extra cost. There are occasional performance and recording opportunities. COST: £3.50 PER SESSION.

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“ I was unable to play at all when I started the beginner’s classes and now in the intermediate classes feel I have come a long way.”

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WIND & BRASS

ABSOLUTE BEGINNER UKULELE > WEDNESDAY 6.30-7.30PM

BEGINNER UKULELE > WEDNESDAY 7.30-8.30PM

A bridge between the Absolute Beginner and Intermediate groups.

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INTERMEDIATE UKULELE > WEDNESDAY 6.30-7.30PM

Improve your chord knowledge and learn crucial short cuts to accelerate your playing.

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INTERMEDIATE UKE: NEXT STEPS > MONDAY 8-9PM

For confident players, this is the next step in your ukulele journey.

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> WEDNESDAY 7.30-9PM

> MONDAY 6.30-8PM

UKE TROUPE > WEDNESDAY 7.30-9PM

Develop your ukulele skills, technique and musicianship.

ABSOLUTE BEGINNER SAXOPHONE > THURSDAY 6-7PM

BEGINNER SAXOPHONE > THURSDAY 7-8.15PM

Ideal for people who’ve attended the Absolute Beginner Saxophone course or have a basic knowledge of music notation. Develop your skills and experience playing with others.

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INTERMEDIATE SAXOPHONE > THURSDAY 7-8.15PM

This course will develop your skills and give you the experience of playing with others.

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SAX AND THE CITY > MONDAY 10-11AM OR THURSDAY 8.15-9.30PM

Study jazz, funk and soul, experience playing in parts and delve further into the theory.

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THE JAM ROOM > TUESDAY 7.30-9PM

This will allow you a chance to further advance your saxophone skills and technique. Grade 2/3 standard. Auditions may be required. Availability enquiries adultprogramme@sagegateshead.com.

UKE FOLK

This group will play folk songs predominantly from the folk revival, Celtic and Americana backgrounds.

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THEMED UKES

Each term will explore a different theme. Previous themes have included Simon and Garfunkel, Buddy Holly and disco music.

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BRASS ENSEMBLE > THURSDAY 7-9PM

Learn the techniques of brass ensemble playing across a variety of repertoire. Playing standard is Grade 5 minimum and orchestral brass instruments are used. COST: £5 PER SESSION, MONTHLY. PAY IN ADVANCE OR ON THE DOOR.

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SAXOPHONIX > THURSDAY 8.15-9.30PM

This exciting ensemble provides a fantastic opportunity to play sax with others. Grade 3-5+.

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BEGINNER STEEL PANS > MONDAY 6.30-8PM OR 8-9.30PM

INTERMEDIATE STEEL PANS > THURSDAY 6.30-8PM

This is the ideal next step for you to broaden your repertoire.

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DON’T PANIC STEEL PAN BAND > THURSDAY 8-9.30PM

Playing a wide variety of repertoire, this ensemble brings the sounds of the Caribbean to the North East. Learn to play to performance standard.

MUSIC THEORY MUSIC THEORY > SATURDAY 10AM-12PM 23 SEPTEMBER AND 25 NOVEMBER 2017, 13 JANUARY, 17 MARCH, 12 MAY AND 14 JULY 2018 Learn the essentials of music theory including how to read music, how chords and harmony work, understanding rhythms and time signatures. With elements of performance and composition in each session. COST: £15 PER SESSION, £12 CONCESSIONS

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FOLKWORKS TUESDAY CLASSES Explore the world of folk music, song and dance in our weekly Tuesday classes.

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FIDDLE PERCUSSION NORTHUMBRIAN PIPES CLOGS FLUTE & WHISTLE

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SINGING BANDS FRETTED STRINGS SESSIONS MUSIC THEORY

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ABSOLUTE BEGINNER FIDDLE > TUESDAY 7-8.15PM

BEGINNER FIDDLE > TUESDAY 7-8.15PM

Learn new repertoire and develop technique.

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INTERMEDIATE FIDDLE > TUESDAY 8.15-9.30PM

This class focuses on preparing you to play with others and learn new fiddle styles and tunes.

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ADVANCED FIDDLE > TUESDAY 8.15-9.30PM

Learn advanced skills, extend your repertoire and gain the confidence and ability to play in sessions and performances.

PERCUSSION ALL

FOLK PERCUSSION > TUESDAY 8.15-9.30PM

Explore a wide range of traditional percussion, from bodhran to cajon and beyond.

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NORTHUMBRIAN PIPES AB

ABSOLUTE BEGINNER NORTHUMBRIAN PIPES > TUESDAY 7-8.15PM

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BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE FLUTE & WHISTLE > TUESDAY 7-8.15PM

Increase your confidence and ability whilst learning traditional tunes and techniques.

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BEGINNER NORTHUMBRIAN PIPES > TUESDAY 7-8.15PM

Improve your piping technique and establish a repertoire of popular Northumbrian piping tunes.

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INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED FLUTE & WHISTLE > TUESDAY 8.15-9.30PM

Improve your technique and broaden your repertoire.

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INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED NORTHUMBRIAN PIPES > TUESDAY 8.15-9.30PM

Extend your repertoire and improve your technique. This class plays in “Pipers F” pitch.

CLOGS

SINGING ALL

FOLK CHOIR > TUESDAY 7-8.15PM

Your chance to sing folk and traditional music in 2-6 part harmonies.

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ABSOLUTE BEGINNER & BEGINNER CLOG DANCING > TUESDAY 7-8.15PM

Learn the basic steps, styles and techniques of traditional clog dancing.

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FOLKSONG FOR ALL > TUESDAY 8.15-9.30PM

Singing folk and traditional songs, you will learn harmonies, singing in a group and also develop as a solo singer focussing on traditional singing techniques.

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED CLOG DANCING > TUESDAY 8.15-9.30PM

Learn new steps, routines and styles.

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BAND FOR BEGINNERS > TUESDAY 8.15-9.30PM

Ideal for people who have little or no experience of playing in a band with other musicians.

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> TUESDAY 7-8.15PM OR 8.15-9.30PM

BAND BY EAR

> TUESDAY 7-8.15PM

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ADVANCED CEILIDH BAND > TUESDAY 7-8.15PM

For confident melody and chord players who want to play for ceilidh dancing. Looking at specific dances, this class focuses on how to support dances using lift, groove and rhythm.

> TUESDAY 7-8.15PM

Develop aural and learning by ear skills. All instruments welcome.

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ADVANCED BAND

Explore new tunes, harmonies and chords. Work as an ensemble and develop your own arrangements.

INTERMEDIATE BAND

This group focuses on arrangements, performance styles and repertoire.

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BAND WITH SONG > TUESDAY 7-8.15PM

FRETTED STRINGS

This popular class welcomes both singers and instrumentalists who want to sing and play folk songs together.

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THE NORTHUMBRIAN ENSEMBLE > TUESDAY 8.15-9.30PM

Explore a wide range of Northumbrian music and learn to play together as a band.

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FOLK ROCK BAND

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INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED FRETTED STRINGS > TUESDAY 8.15-9.30PM

Improve your understanding of style across a number of different areas. Learn to play in sessions and performances.

> TUESDAY 7-8.15PM

From the early Folk Revival to contemporary folk rockers, explore this broad genre as a band.

“We’re so lucky to have this unique music facility on our doorstep - if only the rest of the UK knew what they were missing, they would probably move!”

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SESSIONS ALL

LEARN TO PLAY IN SESSIONS > TUESDAY 5.30-6.30PM

From learning great session tunes or songs, to navigating session etiquette, this open class will cover everything. COST: £45 PER TERM OR £5 PER DROP IN SESSION.

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FOLKWORKS TUESDAY SLOW SESSION > TUESDAY 6.30-7PM

All instruments and singers are welcome in this slow session where songs will be played at half time. FREE, DROP IN.

MUSIC THEORY ALL

MUSIC THEORY > SATURDAYS 10AM 4 NOVEMBER 2017, 3 MARCH AND 16 JUNE 2018

Learn your reels from your jigs and your mixolydian from your dorian! Improve your confidence in reading traditional music, learning by ear and recognising traditional form and style. COST: £15 PER SESSION, £12 CONCESSIONS.

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ROCK AND POP BANDS ABILITY LEVELS APPLY TO ALL CLASSES BELOW

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SILVER PROGRAMME The Silver Programme provides a wide variety of daytime musical activities for people over 50, within a relaxed, informal and supportive environment.

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SILVER ROCK & ROLL BAND > WEDNESDAY 1.15-2.45PM Learn to play all the classics - for those who love to ‘Twist and Shout’!

ROOTS ROCK > THURSDAY 4-5.30PM A rock band line-up covering the folk and country side of rock.

SOLID ROCK > FRIDAY 11AM-12.30PM A band focusing on more modern rock classics from the 80s, 90s and 00s.

SILVER SENSATIONS > THURSDAY 2.15-3.45PM

> ROCK AND POP BANDS > STRINGED INSTRUMENTS > UKULELE > PERCUSSION > WIND

> STEEL PANS > SINGING VARIOUS STYLES > SINGING ROCK AND POP > SILVER SINGERS

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Play all the rock and pop classics from across the eras. Limited spaces available. Availability enquiries to silver@sagegateshead.com.

SILVER SKIFFLE > FRIDAY 3-4.30PM Traditional skiffle band featuring guitar, mandolin, ukulele, washboard, singing, and tea-chest bass, playing 20s and 30s blues, American and English folk songs.

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SILVER BEGINNER GUITAR > THURSDAY 2.15-3.45PM

SILVER IMPROVER GUITAR > FRIDAY 1-2.30PM

The next step from Beginner Guitar, hone your skills and experience.

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SING & STRUM > THURSDAY 12.15-1.45PM

This group focuses on playing guitar and singing, drawing on an eclectic range of songs.

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SILVER GUITAR CLUB > THURSDAY 10.30AM-12PM

Develop your playing through a wide range of styles and techniques.

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SILVER MANDOLIN ORCHESTRA > THURSDAY 10.30AM-12PM

Improve and develop your group mandolin skills in a friendly group.

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SILVER BEGINNER UKULELE > THURSDAY 11AM-12PM

SILVER IMPROVER UKULELE > MONDAY 11AM-12.30PM

The next step once you have learnt the basics. Develop skills and gain confidence within a smaller group.

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SILVER UKULELE BAND > THURSDAY 2.30-4PM

A fun and relaxed group with a varied repertoire.

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SILVER UKULELE ENSEMBLE > THURSDAY 12.45-2.15PM

Develop your skills and learn repertoire ranging from the roaring 20s through to the swinging 60s.

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SILVER ROCK & POP UKULELE > MONDAY 3.15-4.45PM AND 5-6.30PM

A ukulele band with a rock edge. Learn to play arrangements of classic rock and pop hits from the 60s through to modern day, accompanied by drums and bass guitar.

> THURSDAY 12.15-1.45PM

Learn advanced techniques including finger picking, soloing and slide playing.

SILVER BLUEGRASS BAND > TUESDAY 11AM-12.30PM

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For singers and instrumentalists who are keen to learn Appalachian and American roots music. Guitar, ukulele, banjo and mandolin players all welcome.

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PERCUSSION ALL

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SILVER SAMBANISTAS > WEDNESDAY 11AM-12.30PM

This samba band plays traditional and original pieces using Brazilian drums and hand percussion.

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TAMBOURS D’AFRIQUE > WEDNESDAY 1-2.30PM

Explore African rhythms using traditional instruments including djembes and bells.

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SILVER CHIMES

SILVER PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE > WEDNESDAY 3-4.30PM

This ensemble plays a range of complex and intricate pieces on a range of percussion instruments.

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SILVER BEGINNER RECORDER > FRIDAY 2.30-4PM

SILVER IMPROVER RECORDER > FRIDAY 11AM-12.30PM

For players who are ready to move on from the beginner group. Peer led.

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SILVER RECORDER ENSEMBLE > THURSDAY 3-4.30PM

Learn a wide variety of repertoire from medieval dance music to The Beatles. Peer led.

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SILVER RECORDER CONSORT > THURSDAY 3-5PM

An informal group of competent players who play mainly 5-8 part music written for early instruments. Peer led.

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> MONDAY 2-4PM

Harmonised arrangements of folk, classical and popular music using bellplates (a modern alternative to hand bells). Peer led.

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SILVER WIND BAND > TUESDAY 10.30AM-12.30PM

For brass and woodwind instruments covering a broad range of repertoire.

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SILVER SAX > MONDAY 3.30-4.45PM

Improve and develop your saxophone skills whilst covering a broad range of exciting repertoire.

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SILVER SAX AND THE CITY > MONDAY 10-11.30AM

Study jazz, funk & soul repertoire and experience playing in parts.

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SILVER DIVAS > WEDNESDAY 1-2.30PM

Everything from popular songs to Broadway classics.

SILVER PAN BANDS

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SHADES OF SILVER > WEDNESDAY 11AM-12.30PM

Sing a mixed repertoire including popular classical, pop, music from the shows and more.

We have seven established Steel Pan Bands. Each group plays its own set of popular repertoire so you may need to catch up with old repertoire as well as learning new tunes. Please contact silver@sagegateshead.com to find out more about which group would be best for you.

STEEL STARS

MONDAY 1.30-3PM

STEEL MAGNOLIA

MONDAY 3-4.30PM

PINK PANTHERS

MONDAY 4.30-6PM

STEEL SAPPHIRES

FRIDAY 9.30-11AM

STEEL GEMS

FRIDAY 11AM-12.30PM

BLUE STEEL

FRIDAY 1-2.30PM

PANDEMONIUM

FRIDAY 2.30-4PM

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SILVER PLAINSONG > TUESDAY 1.30-3PM

Single, unaccompanied melodic lines of chant learnt by ear. This is religious music, but people of any faith / no faith are welcome. Peer led.

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OPERA D’ARGENTO > WEDNESDAY 3-4.30PM

Songs from operas, operettas, opera choruses and arias with occasional classical and sacred pieces and traditional folk songs. Suitable for anyone who can follow a part.

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SILVER BREVES > MONDAY 11AM-12.30PM

A classical choir with more complicated and challenging sacred and secular work.

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SILVER MADRIGALS > TUESDAY 11AM-12.30PM

Experience in part-singing and ability to follow written music required.

SILVERSMITHS > WEDNESDAY 11AM-12.30PM

Blues, jazz and gospel choir.

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SILVER SHANTYMEN > WEDNESDAY 1-2.30PM

For men interested in singing sea shanties. Peer led. Availability enquiries to silver@sagegateshead.com.

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SILVER ROCK SINGERS > MONDAY 1.30-3PM

SILVER SINGERS Hosted in venues throughout the region, our tutors will teach you a wide range of repertoire in a welcoming and sociable group.

This group looks at harmony arrangements of classic and contemporary rock songs.

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QUICKSILVER > FRIDAY 1.45-3.15PM

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SILVER SOUL

SILVER SINGERS, GATESHEAD > THURSDAY 11AM-12.30PM

Sage Gateshead.

> FRIDAY 3.30-5PM

Sing popular soul repertoire from both sides of the Atlantic.

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> MONDAY 11AM-12.30PM

St Columba’s United, Reformed Church Hall, 30, Northumberland Square, North Shields, NE30 1PW.

Sing arrangements of classic pop songs, accompanied by a small band.

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SILVER SINGERS, NORTH SHIELDS

ROCK & ROLLED GOLD > MONDAY 1-2.30PM

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SILVER SINGERS, SOUTH SHIELDS > WEDNESDAY 10.45AM-12.15PM

St Hilda’s Church, Market, Place, South Shields, NE33 1BH.

Sing rock & roll classics from the 50s and 60s.

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SILVER SINGERS, STANLEY > MONDAY 10.30AM-12PM

Stanley Masonic Hall, Scott Street, Stanley, DH9 8AD.

“The programme should be part of the National Health service!”

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£4 PER SESSION. This group is led in partnership with Leisureworks. For more information call Leisureworks on 01207 218020.

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COME AND TRY DAY > SATURDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 2017 10AM & 1PM > SATURDAY 6 JANUARY 2018 10AM & 1PM > SATURDAY 7 APRIL 2018 10AM & 1PM

An ideal place to start before you sign up for a full term. Get to grips with the basics in these short taster sessions. COST: £8 PER SESSION.

WORKSHOPS FOR ALL

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ACCOMPANYING ON GUITAR > SATURDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 2017 10.30AM-1PM

An in depth exploration of playing guitar with others. COST: £15, £12 CONCESSIONS.

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UKULELE BAND > SATURDAY 14 OCTOBER 2017, 13 JANUARY AND 21 APRIL 2018 10AM-1PM

Learn a mix of rock and pop songs. These classes are extremely popular so book early to avoid disappointment. COST: £15, £12 CONCESSIONS.

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SCRATCH WIND BAND > SATURDAY 21 OCTOBER 2017 10AM-3PM

Bring your instrument with you no matter what your ability level or experience; the day ends with an informal sharing performance of well-known pieces arranged especially for wind band. Please let us know your ability level on booking. COST: £20, £18 CONCESSIONS.

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GETTING THE GROOVE > SATURDAY 17 FEBRUARY 2018 10.30AM-1PM

Explore a fundamental, but often neglected, aspect of your playing. Why do some players just have that ‘groove’ while others may not? COST: £15, £12 CONCESSIONS.

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PLAYING THE BLUES LIKE BB KING > SATURDAY 21 APRIL 2018 10AM-1PM

How did BB King change the blues? Learn about his signature sound, technique, tone and melodic approach. COST: £15, £12 CONCESSIONS.

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JOIN IN AND SING > SUNDAY 7 JANUARY 2018 10AM-6PM Join us for a day of classical choral singing with Royal Northern Sinfonia Chorus Director, Hugh Brunt. Visit sagegateshead.com for details of further workshops. COST: £12.50.

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PLAY JAZZ! > FIRST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH, EXCEPT FOR JANUARY AND AUGUST, 2-6PM

Interested in taking up jazz? Already playing and need a boost? Experienced musicians will teach you to improvise in an informal environment. COST: £20, £18 FOR JAZZ.COOP MEMBERS. Please visit jazz.coop for more information.

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PARTNER CLASSES

SWING BRIDGE SINGERS > FRIDAY 5-6.30PM

For teenagers who would like to explore a range of musical styles in 5-part a cappella close harmony. From swing to rock to madrigals to folk to barbershop. FREE. Please contact andrew.scott@care4free.net for more information.

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CAEDMON CHOIR > TUESDAY 8-9.30PM

A community choir whose repertoire include traditional and contemporary songs from a variety of countries and cultures in a wide range of styles. Please visit caedmonchoir.org.uk for more information.

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BEDE WIND > FRIDAY 7.30-9PM

A community wind band that plays a wide range of music and performs regular concerts in the North East with occasional concert tours abroad. Grade 5 standard. No formal audition is required. COST: £2, £1 CONCESSIONS. Please contact elaine.middleton712@gmail.com for more information.

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STREETWISE OPERA > TUESDAY 1-3PM

These weekly sessions are particularly for those who have experienced homelessness or who would benefit from a boost in confidence and the chance to meet new people through singing and acting. FREE. Please contact sue@streetwiseopera.org for more information.

“Excellent laid back but comfortable teaching style which made everyone feel at home, as if they were being taught by a friend.”

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EARLY YEARS AND FAMILY CLASSES Our Children’s Room sessions are accessible, high quality and welcoming - a great start for your little ones. The sessions promote music-making in early childhood as a key support for the development of their speech, language and communication skills, through music, movement and activities.

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BABIES, BABBLE AND PLAY (UNDER 12 MONTHS) > MONDAY & THURSDAY 1.30PM, WEDNESDAY 11AM

UNDER 5 SING, PLAY AND DANCE (0-4 YEAR OLDS) > MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY 9.45 & 11AM > WEDNESDAY 9.45AM & 1.30PM > SATURDAY 9.45 & 11AM

“You can’t be in a singing group for 9 years and not be aware of a great feeling of both physical and mental well being and be thankful for such a wonderful opportunity.”

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adultprogramme@sagegateshead.com silver@sagegateshead.com / 0191 443 5034 early.years@sagegateshead.com ADDRESS: Sage Gateshead, St. Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE8 2JR. CAR PARK: Car parking to rear of the building with lift access and priority spacing for blue badge holders. Charges apply. PHOTO CREDITS: Richard Kenworthy and Mark Savage. WE ARE PROUD OF OUR ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS: to see our policy and learn about the 2 Star Industry Green award from Julie’s Bicycle, visit the About section of our website. For instrument availability and membership deals please visit sagegateshead.com. A large print version of this brochure is available on request. All information in this brochure is correct at the time of going to print, however we reserve the right to withdraw or change activities and class dates and times. For up to date information please visit sagegateshead.com

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