Summer concerts 2024 – “Music For a Summer Evening”

Concerts arranged so far are as follows.

Friday 28th June at 7:00pm – St Michael & All Angels, (Lyons) Easington Lane
Saturday 29th June at 7:00pm – St Barnabas Church, Burnmoor
Friday 5th July at 7:30pm – St Gregory’s Church, South Shields
Saturday 6th July at 7:30pm – St Andrew’s Church, Roker

Our Secretary, Gilly Beck, has written the following synopsis –

“Our concert will take you on a journey along 150 years of music: from Sullivan to Stamford, from Cole Porter and Rodgers and Hammerstein, through to recent composers such as Karl Jenkins and John Rutter. There will be songs from Victorian and Edwardian eras and down the decades – 1930’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s 70’s and 80’s and as modern as 2018!

There are compositions in Latin, French, ‘ethnic/tribal’ sound and of course in English.  There is music composed for a competition, (his “graduation piece”), music written for a church dedication and music from Broadway musicals and films.

What a truly eclectic mix. Stately choral works with hauntingly beautiful numbers and quiet reflective pieces: there are jolly tunes and choruses to click the fingers to and get the feet tapping.

Come along and join us while we ‘Sing’ and ‘make music’ as we ride the ‘Chattanooga Choo Choo’ to take you on a journey to ‘some enchanted evening’. Here we can show you the ‘ol’ razzle dazzle’ while you bask in the ‘lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer’. Enjoy an evening of lovely music – something there for everyone to enjoy……… as the music says ‘Anything Goes’.”

Here’s the poster for the St Andrew’s concert. (Full size pdf here.)


Past concerts


The Choir

Here are the members of St Andrews Operatic Society in concert uniform! As you can see, whilst we welcome expressions of interest from anyone wishing to join the choir, we are in particular need of tenors and basses.

This is us in concert at our base, St Andrews Church, Roker.

Choir in St Andrew's Church. A large choir dressed in black are stood towards the altar of the church. The altar is lit and the nave is in darkness.