Newcastle’s links with its twin city of Gelsenkirchen will be given a musical boost when the city plays host to a choir from the German city.
The city council will be supporting the visit from the choir, Madrigalchor, who will be performing with the Newcastle based Northern English Singers at St James’s URC Church on Saturday, 9 June at 7.30pm.
Madrigalchor, who come from the Buer district of Gelsenkirchen, will perform in The Waters of Tyne and Ruhr, a collection of music by Schütz, Mendelssohn, Philips, Delius, and Grainger together with traditional English and German songs.
Northern English Singers performed in Gelsenkirchen in 2010, the year that The Ruhr was named as European Capital of Culture, so this visit by the Gelsenkirchen choir reciprocates the 2010 visit.
Cllr Nick Forbes, Leader of Newcastle City Council said: “We are delighted to welcome the members of Madrigalchor to the North East and wish them well during their stay. Newcastle has cultural links with many of our twin cities and I hope this visit will showcase our shared musical heritage.”
Tickets for this weekend’s concert at £10 (£8 students, children free) on the door or from JG Windows, phone 0191 232 1356. You can also buy online at www.northernenglishsingers.co.uk.
Page last updated: 7 June, 2012