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The Great Song of the North

River Tweed by Tim Berrall

The Great Song of the North

Guildhall
Berwick Town Hall
Marygate
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Northumberland
TD15 1BN

01289 330900

Great song of the North

Overview

Join us for the magical finale event of Great Northumberland 2018 and experience the Great Song of the North!

Join a festival procession of around 300 people along Marygate in the centre of Berwick from 4pm, before a community choir gathers in front of the town’s beautiful Georgian Guildhall to sing a rousing selection of well-loved Berwick and Northumbrian songs - concluding with a specially commissioned celebratory fanfare on the newly restored ceremonial Fanfare Trumpets of the Kings Own Scottish Borderers, and a gala tea in the Guildhall.

The event’s formal element is a seated concert at The Maltings at 5.30pm : a musical celebration of Northumberland 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 local mezzo-soprano Tamsin Davidson, and contemporary settings of Northumbrian songs including Bonny at Morn, Whittingham Fair, and Blow the Wind Southerly. The second half of the programme is a celebration of the Northumbrian pipes featuring The Mayor of Berwick’s official piper, Alice Robinson.

Free event, but ticketed – please book your place in the procession and/or your concert ticket via The Maltings box office.

Ticketing information

Type Entry for Guide price
Free
(Free Admission)
£0.00
per ticket

Free event, but ticketed – please book your place in the procession and/or your concert ticket via The Maltings box office. 

Dates & times for The Great Song of the North, Berwick-upon-Tweed

From To
Saturday01/09/2018Saturday01/09/201816:30 - 18:30
 
Saturday 01/09/2018 16:30 Saturday 01/09/2018 18:30

Saturday, September 1, 2018
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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The Great Song of the North

Berwick-upon-Tweed
Northumberland
TD15 1BN

01289 330900

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