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Next week (week commencing 11th December) at Sage Gateshead

Sage Gateshead welcomes an eclectic mix of shows to the stage this week, offering something for everyone.

A legendary artist is remembered in the breath-taking tribute show Whitney Queen of the Night. The show beautifully celebrates the most highly awarded female artiste in the world ever!

Prepare for festive fun, as The Demon Barbers present their gig, dance and panto extravaganza The Lock In ‘Christmas Carol’. Join the BBC Award-winning team of musicians and dancers for the very best festive live music, song and dance.

Bach’s wonderful retelling of the nativity story, Christmas Oratorio, performed by Royal Northern Sinfonia and Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia is perfect for those looking for a classical Christmas treat.

These are just some of the highlights coming up next week at Sage Gateshead.

Higher Education Presents: Future Grooves

Wednesday 13 – Thursday 14 December, Sage Two

Hosted by our Music Degree students, Future Grooves is a showcase of emerging talent from our BMus (Hons) Jazz, Popular and Commercial Music degree and BA (Hons) Community Music degree.

A range of ensembles will perform both original and covered material including pop, rock and jazz across the festive period. Forget the dark and cold outside and come party with us!

Both degree courses are delivered at Sage Gateshead in partnership with University of Sunderland.

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Whitney Queen of the Night

Friday 15 December, 7.30pm, Sage One

A stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time. This award winning production features a sensational line-up of musicians and artistes, delivering a breath-taking performance in the spirit of Whitney in a show that exceeds expectation on every level.

Taking us on a magical rollercoaster ride through three decades of classic hits that include I Wanna Dance with Somebody, I’m Every Woman, Saving All My Love, I Will Always Love You and many more, this show beautifully remembers the most highly awarded female artiste in the world ever!

Whitney’s one true legacy was her music, which touched most of us at some time in our lives. Share her life and get ready for the greatest love of all in Queen of the Night.

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Classical Season 2017/18 | Christmas at Sage Gateshead

Christmas Oratorio

Saturday 16 December, 7pm, Sage One

J S Bach Christmas Oratorio (Parts 1, 2, 3 & 6)

With Christmas fast approaching, join us for Bach’s wonderful retelling of the nativity story with Lars Vogt, RNS and Chorus.

Originally written as six separate cantatas for performance on six feast days over the festive season, tonight we hear Parts 1, 2, 3 and 6, describing the birth of Jesus, the annunciation to the shepherds, the adoration of the shepherds and the adoration of the Magi.

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The Demon Barbers: The Lock In ‘Christmas Carol’

Saturday 16 December, 7pm, Sage Two

Part gig, part dance show and part panto! Join the BBC Award-winning team of musicians and dancers for the very best festive live music, song and dance!

It’s Christmas Eve and the regulars of The Olde Fighting Cocks are excited about the night ahead. It’s going to be the Folk and Hip Hop dance party of the year!

To their dismay the landlady, Jasmineezer Scrooge, has more profitable ambitions and is preparing to launch her new business, the ‘Oompah Techno Bar’. Cheap alco-pops, luminous lighting and mind-numbing bass beats are all in danger of alienating the local community and ruining Christmas.

Fortunately, some insightful souls are at hand to lead her back to her senses.

Family Tickets Available

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Grimethorpe Colliery Band: A Centenary Celebration

Sunday 17 December, 2pm, Sage One

Grimethorpe Colliery Band celebrates its centenary year in 2017, with the history of the organisation stretching as far back as the First World War.

The band have been national and open Champions on numerous occasions, making Grimethorpe Colliery the world’s leading brass band. Their successes include 16 Brass In Concert Championship titles, 11 times Yorkshire Regional Champions, two English National Championship victories, four times British Open Champions and four times National Champion Brass Band of Great Britain.

The band has been the recipient of two gold discs, as well as a BAFTA nomination for its contributions to the global hit movie Brassed Off, for which Grimethorpe Village and the band were the focal point.

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