Dame Sarah Connolly to perform in exciting collaborations with Royal Northern Sinfonia as The Glasshouse Artist in Focus
One of Britain’s greatest living vocalists Dame Sarah Connolly has been announced as one of two Artists in Focus for Royal Northern Sinfonia’s 2022-23 season, alongside pianist Benjamin Grosvenor.
The People's Requiem
Marking a return to large-scale music making, and in memory of those who have lost their lives during the pandemic, The People’s Requiem featured a massed orchestra and choir, comprised of Royal Northern Sinfonia, Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia, and over 200 musicians from the North East community. Following several months of rehearsals – both…
RNS Moves: In Conversation with Tristan Gurney and Clarence Adoo MBE
RNS Moves is a unique, inclusive ensemble of disabled and non-disabled musicians, featuring members of Royal Northern Sinfonia and friends.
Abigail's Blog: New Horizons
Last week there was stark data that in cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 population, Gateshead, Sunderland, South Tyneside and Middlesbrough are top of the leader board.
Music has helped to rebuild my life.
Music has helped to rebuild Paul Emery's life.
Abigail's blog: ‘This will only exist in the moment…’
The Glasshouse Interviews: Bex Burch (of Vula Viel)
Following the acclaimed release of Do Not Be Afraid and a busy tour that took them from UK to Europe and back, including a stellar performance at Womad, Vula Viel return with a new album What’s Not Enough About That, continuing their sonic explorations around the gyil, the wooden xylophone of the Dagaare from Upper West Ghana. They…
Isaac is going for gold
Isaac Holden, 22, joined The Glasshouse International Centre for Music as a Creative Apprentice last year. Thanks to Arts Award, Isaac is developing his writing skills and discovering a new art form… Arts Award is a range of unique qualifications for anyone aged up to 25 and is designed to support young people to develop…
Abigail's Blog: The Brexit Blog
Earlier this week Royal Northern Sinfonia headed out of the UK to France – a journey within the European Union as EU citizens. This Saturday they will leave the European Union as they cross the border to return to the UK as non EU citizens. In between they will play 5 concerts with their Music…
Five minutes with... Steven Hudson (oboe)
We chatted to Steven Hudson, Section Leader Oboe of Royal Northern Sinfonia, about his upcoming concerto performance and how it feels to be leaving the orchestra after seven years.
Five minutes with... John Suchet
This February, we’ll be celebrating 250 years since Beethoven’s birth – and what better way to celebrate than by performing all nine symphonies? Find out more about the man and his music from Classic FM's John Suchet.
The Glasshouse Interviews: Kacy and Clayton
In the lead up to their gig on Saturday 1st February 2020 we asked folk duo Kacy and Clayton to answer some of our questions… What was the first record you bought? The Band – The Band. Where in the world would you like to play that you have not already? Brazil or Japan.…
Blog: From the perspective of an Early Years tutor
For the past 12 years I have been working as an Early Years Music Leader at The Glasshouse International Centre for Music where we run Mini Musician classes for 0-4 years and Baby Musician classes for 0-12 months.
New Year's Day Concert: An Interview With Jessica Cottis
Ahead of Royal Northern Sinfonia’s New Year’s Day Concert, we caught up with conductor Jessica Cottis to find out more about her role, what she’s looking forward to about the concert, and her resolutions for the year ahead. How has 2019 been for you? It’s been quite an extraordinary year, actually. It’s been super busy…
Abigail's blog: Prevention and cure
With both my parents and my children succumbing to the flu which has been rampaging around and living in a solidly red constituency during a labour election campaign which has been big on health, my awareness of the NHS has been high over the past few wee