GIGS

                STOP PRESS!

As you can imagine, both concerts and rehearsals have been suspended indefinitely because of Covid-19. The best alternative we can recommend is to listen to your Swing Bridge Singers CDs. If, extraordinarily, you don't own all three, please make contact and we shall remedy that appalling state of affairs.

                2019 GIGS

The Kingdom Choir

     On 9 May we were very excited to be the guest choir in the sell-out

     concert at Sage Gateshead by The Kingdom Choir, the stunning   

     Gospel group who made a worldwide impact with their performance

     of Stand by Me at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

     The choir were near the start of a major tour of 15 UK cities followed

     by Australia and the U.S.A., and were absolutely superb. So were we!

Rugby World Cup Warm-up

      On 6 September we experienced our first gig at St. James's Park.

      We were invited to sing before the England Rugby team's final match

      in the UK (against Italy) before they headed off to Japan for the Rugby

      World Cup. We accompanied the very successful soprano Laura Wright

      in Jerusalem, the English and (very cheerful) Italian national anthems,

      and also had our own slot, singing our version of I Can See Clearly Now

      backed by our own CD.  It was a great experience for the choir and we

      even got to watch the rugby from pretty posh seats.  All very exciting!

      (Scottee has still not recovered from the experience of conducting a

      choir of 50,000 in the national anthem.)

Christmas at the Cathedral:

      On 19 December we were the choir for our sixth Christmas at the

      Cathedral at St. Nicholas's, with a host of classy celebrities, including

      our old friends The Caffreys. Highlight for us this year was backing

      Jimmy Nail (alongside the Pebble String Quartet) in She's Leaving Home

      by the Beatles - very moving. Extracts from the gig were broadcast on 

      BBC Radio Newcastle on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day - alongside

      our annual appearance on Alfie and Anna's Christmas Eve breakfast show.

Swing Bridge Singers annual Get-together Gig:

      As usual our last gig of the year, on 30 December, was our annual

      bunfight with ex-members at Sage Gateshead. A great atmosphere as

      usual, and particularly successful CD sales!

   

                2018 GIGS

Sunday for Sammy:

      Sunday 18 February 2018, 2pm/7.30pm, Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle.

      We sang Streets of London with Ralph MacTell, who was absolutely lovely to

      work with, and shared the backstage area, and the grand finale, with all sorts

      of top-notch celebs, including our old friend Chelsea Halfpenny and all the

      TV detectives with a Geordie link, including Vera and Morse and DCI Banks.

Generations concert:

      Saturday 13 October 2018, St. Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle

      with Felling Male Voice Choir, Glynwood Primary School, St. Peter's Primary School

4 Choirs Christmas Concert:

      Tuesday 11 December 2018, Heaton Baptist Church, Heaton

      With Flotsam, St. Augustine's School (Gateshead), Chillingham Road School

 

Christmas at the Cathedral:

      Thursday 13 December 2018, St. Nicholas's Cathedral, Newcastle

      with celebrities including Jimmy Nail, Charlie Hardwick, Chelsea Halfpenny,

      Rachel Unthank, Paul Smith of Maximo Park, Steffen Peddie, The Caffreys

 

BBC Radio Newcastle Breakfast with Alfie and Anna:

      Christmas Eve - our twelfth successive carols on the Breakfast Show

Christmas at the Cathedral 2018 broadcast excerpts on BBC Radio Newcastle:

      Christmas Eve 4pm

      Christmas Day 6pm

Swing Bridge Singers annual Get-together Gig:

      Sunday 30 December 2018, 3 pm, Sage Two, Sage Gateshead

      Tickets £12/£6 from Sage Gateshead ticket office

 

            Details of future gigs as they arise: while you wait, why not buy a CD?

            To invite us or book us, contact swingbridgesingers@hotmail.com

 

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