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20 December 2007

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December 2005
Below is a list of web-links and resources available in our library to help you learn more about the artists peforming in The Sage Gateshead in December 2005. To book tickets visit The Sage Gateshead online or call (0191) 443 4661.

Don't forget that ExploreMusic also stock music magazines, and dictionaries and encyclopaedias to help you on your musical quest. Visit soon!

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for some useful search tips.

1st December
Northern Sinfonia
  • Find out about this excellent locally based orchestra by visiting: www.thesagegateshead.org/sinfonia
  • You can listen to all the pieces in this concert on both Classical Music Library and Naxos Music Library.
  • We also have a CD of Brahms Serenade No 1 that you can listen to in ExploreMusic.
  • Learn about Elgar, Strauss and Brahms on Grove Music Online.

    Kazue Mizushima and Stringraphy Ensemble
    Learn more about the Mizushima and Stringraphy in this article: Japanfocus.org
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    2nd December
    Bob Geldof: www.boomtownrats.co.uk
  • Learn more about Bob Geldof at allmusic.com.
  • You can borrow Geldof's 'Sex, Age and Death' CD from the SoundGallery, as well as his biography 'Is that it?' from the Central Library.

    Joel Plaskett: www.joelplaskett.com
  • Learn more about Joel Plaskett at allmusic.com.
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    3rd December
    The Brighouse and Rastrick Band: www.brighouseandrastrickband.co.uk
  • Listen to The Brighouse and Rastrick Band's album Hymns & Marches at allmusic.com.
  • ExploreMusic stocks the British Bandsman magazine. Other magazines available from most good retailers include: Brass Herald: www.thebrassherald.com and Brass Band World: www.brassbandworld.com
  • Also Check out www.worldofbrass.com - a fantastic source of brass info on the net.
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    4th December
    Tea Dance with the Ray Chester Trio
    Visit www.jazzserivces.org.uk for a brief biography and reviews.

    Christmas Youth Choirs Celebration
    Visit some of the websites of the schools taking part:
  • Conyers School, Yarm
  • St Leonards, Durham
  • The Duchess's Community High School, Alnwick
    To search for choirs in your area visit the music activities to join in with section of the ExploreMusic website.
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    7th Dec
    Rufus Wainwright: www.rufuswainwright.com
  • Learn more about Rufus Wainwright at allmusic.com.
  • You can borrow Wainwright's 'Poses', 'Want One' and 'Want Two' CDs from the SoundGallery at Central Library.

    7th, 10th & 11th December
    A Winter's Tale
    Learn about the composer Howard Goodall at his website: www.howardgoodall.co.uk
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    8th Dec
    Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
    www.oae.co.uk
  • You can listen to Haydn's 'Arianna a Naxos' and Mozart's Non so più from 'The Marriage of Figaro' on both Classical Music Library and Naxos Music Library.
  • Listen to Haydn's Symphony No 92 on Classical Music Library, and the overtures to Mozart's 'La Clemenza di Tito' and 'Idomeneo' on Naxos Music Library.
  • Read and learn about both Haydn and Mozart on Grove Music Online.
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    9th Dec
    Final of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award 2005
    Find out about the award and past finalists at: www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/r2music/folk/youngfolkaward2004_5
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    10th Dec
    Katherine Jenkins: this gig has been rescheduled and will now be on 21st December.
    www.katherinejenkins.co.uk
    Learn more about Katherine Jenkins at allmusic.com.
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    11th Dec
    The Kathryn Tickell Band: www.kathryntickell.com
    The Brazz Brothers: www.brazzbrothers.com
  • Learn more about Kathryn Tickell at allmusic.com.
  • You can borrow Tickell's 'Air Dancing' CD and many more of her CDs from the SoundGallery at Central Library.
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    12th Dec
    Christmas Presence
  • Find out more about Lady Jeanne Galway and Sir James Galway on their agent's website: www.imgartists.com
  • You can listen to 'Troika' by Prokofiev and 'The Nutcraker Suite' by Tchaikovsky on both Classical Music Library and Naxos Music Library.
  • Check out Leroy Anderson's 'Christmas Festival' on Naxos Music Library too.
  • You can borrow 'Essential Flute of James Galway' and 'Very Best of James Galway' CDs from the SoundGallery at Central Library.
  • Learn more about James Galway at allmusic.com.
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    13th Dec
    Folk Stars of the Future with Desi Wilkinson
  • Learn more about Desi Wilkinson at: homepage.eircom.net/~shadywoods
  • To find out more about the Newcastle University Folk Degree go to: www.ncl.ac.uk/undergraduate/degrees/a-z
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    14th Dec
    Wajahat Khan and the Medici Quartet
  • Find out more about Wajahat Khan and listen to some of his recordings at www.wajahatkhan.com.
  • For some background information on the Medici Quartet click on this link: www.concertartist.info/I/MED002.html
  • Want to learn about the Indian instrument the 'Sarod'? Go to Grove Music Online and type the word into the search box. Alternatively visit us at ExploreMusic where we have a wide range of dictionaries and encyclopaedias, as well as books on Indian and Classical Music.
  • You can listen to both Wajahat Khan and the Medici Quartet on allmusic.com.
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    15th Dec
    London Community Gospel Choir Christmas Concert: www.lcgc.org.uk
    Learn more about the choir and listen to some of their tracks at allmusic.com.
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    16th Dec
    A Jazz Christmas with the BBC Big Band
  • The BBC have a weekly programme on a Monday evening dedicated to their own BBC Big Band. Find out more at the BBC Radio 2 website: www.bbc.co.uk/radio2, click on Shows A-Z then 'Big Band Special' for 'Listen Again' and a biography.
  • For more information on Claire Martin go to www.clairemartinjazz.com and for Tim Garland go to www.timgarland.com
  • You can also borrow Tim Garland's 'Storms/Nocturnes' CD from the SoundGallery at Central Library.
  • You can listen to the BBC Big Band, Claire Martin and Tim Garland at allmusic.com.

    Joglaresa: Stella Nuova - An Italian Medieval Christmas
    For more information go to: www.belinda.sykes.btinternet.co.uk
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    17th & 18th Dec
    Northern Sinfonia
  • Find out about this excellent locally based orchestra by visiting: www.thesagegateshead.org/sinfonia.
  • For information about Thomas Zehetmair, visit his agent's website: www.askonasholt.co.uk.
  • You can listen to Handel's 'Messiah' on either Classical Music Library or Naxos Music Library.
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    18th-22th Dec
    BBC Young Musician of the Year 2006 Quarter Finals
    Go to www.bbc.co.uk/youngmusician for details of the quarter-finalists and to find out what previous Young Musicians are now doing.
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    20th Dec
    Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band
  • Check out www.carnivalband.com to find out more about the band and listen to some samples.
  • To listen to Maddy Prior and to discover more about her life and music, go to allmusic.com.
  • You can also borrow the CD 'Memento-Best of Maddy Prior' from the SoundGallery at Central Library.
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    21st Dec
    Katherine Jenkins: www.katherinejenkins.co.uk
    Learn more about Katherine Jenkins at allmusic.com.
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    22nd & 23rd Dec
    Northern Sinfonia
  • Find out about this excellent locally based orchestra by visiting: www.thesagegateshead.org/sinfonia
  • If you want to get in the mood for Christmas, pop into ExploreMusic and we'll pop a Christmas CD onto our listening posts for you!
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    23rd & 24th Dec
    Christmas Ceilidhs
  • Find out about the award winning 422 Dance Band at: www.sampirt.co.uk/Bands/422.php
  • ExploreMusic holds lists of Ceilidh Bands and Groups available for hire. Just click on the link at the right hand side of the page to download the list.
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    27th & 28th Dec
    For more about Keith Donnelly visit his website: www.keithdonnelly.com
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    29th & 30th Dec
    Fireside Tales for Christmas
    To find out about Taffy and his tales go to www.taffythomas.co.uk
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    30th Dec
    Swing Bridge Singers
    Visit The Sage Gateshead website for further information about the Swing Bridge Singers.
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    31st Dec
    The Holly and The Ivy
    To find out more about Stuart Hardy and his band visit: www.folkmusic.net/htmfiles/inart428.htm
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*Please note that Classical Music Library, Grove Music Online and Naxos Music Library are exclusive online subscription services. Classical Music Library and Naxos Music Library can only be accessed from Gateshead Library PCs, including those in ExploreMusic, however Grove Music Online is now also available to Library members remotely.

Search tips
allmusic.com - type the name of the artists / band into the search box at the top of the page.

Classical Music Library - browse by Composer, Artist, Conductor or type keywords into the search box. Use 'Playlists' to access music featured in The Sage Gateshead's orchestral subscription series.

Naxos Music Library - browse by genre or category or use the advanced search to search for the name of a piece, composer, artist or group.

Grove Music Online - using keywords in the search box at the top of the page turns up most results.










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August 2006
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July 2006
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May 2006
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April 2006
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March 2006
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