Concert Diary

Legacy Concert

North East Stephen Sondheim Theatre

The North East Stephen Sondheim Theatre company returns to J's & B's, performing Broadway gold from the composers that inspired Sondheim and those who were inspired by him.  An evening of music directed by Tim Jasper.

Tickets avaiable on the door or online from

9th November 2019
£ 10/8

A Concert of Remembrance

Eriks Esenvalds & Voices of Hope

Eriks Eenvalds is one of the most sought-after composers working today, with a busy commission schedule and performances of his music heard on every continent.

He has won multiple awards for his work, including the Latvian Grand Music Award three times (2005, 2007, and 2015). The International Rostrum of Composers awarded him first prize in 2006 for his work The Legend of the Walled-in Woman. He was The Years New-Composer Discovery of the Philadelphia Inquirer in 2010. In 2018 he was bestowed Officer in the Order of the Three Stars, the highest state decoration of his home country Latvia, for merits in the field of culture.

This evening Eriks will present a programme of his own work and other composers with a theme of Remembrance; with performances by the award winning choir Voices of Hope.

Tickets are available here: - any remaining tickets will be sold on the door.

Eriks will also lead a choral workshop for all singers on Saturday 9th November in Newcastle's King's Hall. Tickets are available here:

10th November 2019
£ 15/10

Bach, Corigliano, Lully

Tyneside Chamber Orchestra & Ryton Choral Society

Tyneside Chamber Orchestra return to J's & B's for their second concert this year; this time joined by the singers of Ryton Choral Society.  Under the baton of Alastair Lord the orchestra and choir will perform music by JS Bach, John Corigliano and J-B Lully:

Cantata 140 - Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme

Catantata 78 - Jesu, der du meine Seele

Fern Hill (Corigliano)

Le Triomphe de l'Amour (Lully)

Tickets available on the door or call 07786823637

16th November 2019
£ 12

Christmas Oratorio

J's & B's Singers

J's & B's Singers - now with over 70 singers - perform their concert for the festive season on home turf!  This year the choir will present Bob Chilcott's brand new work: Christmas Oratorio - a work that tells the Christmas story through Hymns, choruses and arias.  Join us for Christmassy music and refreshements at J's & B's.

Simon Davies-Fidler, Conductor

Warren Smith, Organ

Hannah Reynolds, Soprano

Mark Anyan, Tenor

Chris Davies, Bass

14th December 2019
£ 10 on the door or from the church cafe