North Wind

North Wind comprise flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon. We share a passion for music and performance and play a wide variety of music ranging from baroque through to contemporary.We have performed regularly together since 1999 in a variety of venues, primarily in the North of England.

As well as concerts, we have also played for weddings, memorial services, car launchings, art exhibitions and formal dinners. Our programmes are devised individually to provide a variety of musical styles for each occasion.


Previous Concerts and Events

Saturday, 23 June 2018

St James and St Basil Fenham

As part of the regular lunchtime concert series held at the church, North Wind performed a selection of French wind music from the late 19th and 20th century. Ibert: Trios Piece Breve, Ravel: Mother Goose Suite and Saint Saens Romance for horn and piano. The concert ended with our first performance of Jean Francaix wind quintet.

Monday, 11 June 2018

11 June 2018

North Wind Quartet presented a programme of music for Music Week at Chillingham Road Primary School, Heaton.
Enthusiastic pupils enjoyed a selection from Brahm's Hungarian Dance, Peter and the Wolf, Teddy Bear's Picnic and a Harry Potter medley.

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Birthday performance

A private birthday party took us to York to perform a selection chosen from Ibert Trois Piece Breves, Walton's Facade Suite, Reicha Quintet, Tea for Two, Mississippi Five, Hallum's Dance Suite as well as pieces by Sullivan, Elgar, and traditional folk arrangements.

Saturday, 18 November 2017

St James and St Basil

19th Century Art Song & Chamber Music was the title of a lunchtime concert at St James and St Basil in Fenham. Also performing in the concert were soprano Nicola Sugden with accompanist David Murray.

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Critical Care Memorial Service

This our second year of playing at the annual memorial service, held at St George's Church, Jesmond, for the families of those who have passed away in Critical Care units at the Freeman and Royal Victoria hospitals. We played Skye Boat Song and Chrysanthemums (Puccini).

Sunday, 15 October 2017

St George's Church, Morpeth

North Wind played the ever popular Mississippi Five by Jim Parker in the 1st half of the Bewick Orchestra concert held in St George's Church, Morpeth, raising money for the Henry Dancer charity.

Saturday, 30 September 2017

'Wind Over the Water' at Cullercoats Lifeboat Station

The Cullercoats ladies lifeboat guild organised a very successful soiree held at the lifeboat station. Pre concert drinks and welcome was followed by an hour of music which included Gershwin's Promenade (Walking the dog), Derek Hobbs arrangement of Five Northumbrian Songs, Three Sea Shanties (Arnold) and finishing with Mississippi Five by Jim Parker. Canapes and drinks were served by the RNLI crew volunteers. £560 was raised for the Cullercoats RNLI.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

St Andrew's Church, Newcastle

Our second performance of Berio's Opus Number Zoo - at the New Tyneside Orchestra's  annual 'Musical Chairs' chamber concert held in St Andrew's Church in Newcastle.

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Music for Candlemas

St James'Church, Morpeth, was the venue for a shared concert - 'Music for Candlemas', with the Colla Voce Chamber Choir. North Wind played Reicha's Wind Quintet in Eb, op. 88, no.2 and Ravel's Mother Goose Suite, combining with the choir for the traditional Corpus Christi Carol and 'Candlemas Eve' (Herrick).
Colla Voce sang a wide range of mostly unaccompanied motets and songs by Byrd, Howells, Berkeley starting, and finishing, with Hodi Beata Virgo Maria by Richard Shepherd.
A retiring collection was in aid of church funds and Medecins sans Frontiers.

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Les Animaux

A soiree with an animal theme, in aid of Medicin sans Frontier, began with  Die Fledermaus overture, followed by The Three Ravens,  Messiaen: AbĂ®me des oiseaux (clarinet solo), and The Sweet Nightingale. Jim Parker's Mississippi Five ended the first half. Gershwin's Promenade (Walking the Dog),  Berio's Opus Number Zoo and Saint Saens Carnival of the Animals (accompanied by our guest pianist Malcolm Moffat) concluded the evening.