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Angels of the North Sing at Sage Gateshead

Posted on 30 November 2018

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Over 400 young children from North East school choirs and Bommel Musical Theatre came together to perform in a breathtaking concert at Sage Gateshead this week, in the tenth Angels of the North concert.

Stephane Bommel, Event Producer / Conductor said: “Over the years, this concert has enabled nearly 5,000 children to experience the opportunity to perform in the largest hall in the beautiful surroundings of Sage Gateshead. Our music is specially selected to create a diverse musical repertoire all with the intention to introduce children to the widest possible spectrum of music. By providing a diverse range of musical styles children will learn, enjoy, and gain a fuller understanding of music and what it means to sing together.”

The concert, sponsored by the leading umbrella charity, Angels of the North aims to inspire the next generation and opened with a welcoming speech from Dr Hari Shukla CBE, chairman of the board for Angels of the North and award-winning equality campaigner and humanitarian.

Dr Hari Shukla said: “I would very much like to thank all the participating children from schools in the North-East together with the members of the Bommel Musical Theatre Arts for all their hard work which resulted in a wonderful concert. Special thanks must go to parents and teachers who have supported the participating children over many weeks of preparation for this evening’s performance.”

Anna Eyres, Head of Conferences & Events, said: “We really enjoy working with Angels of the North who have now held ten of their events with us, bringing together the skillset of our in-house conference & events team together with the passion and talent that is brought in from those behind Angels of the North.”

Debbie Clarke, Music Leader at Denbigh Community Primary School, said: “It was amazing to see our children rise to the challenge and blossom on stage. I am truly grateful to have been part of this amazing production.”