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, 11 November 2017
Sunday, 15 October 2017
Saturday, 30 September 2017
Sunday, 5 March 2017
Saturday, 4 February 2017
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
Saturday, 28 November 2015
Our 8th visit to the Abbots House presented a programme of music with an American connection.
Norman Hallam's Dance Suite was followed by our first performance of Dvorak's 'American' string quartet, arranged for wind quintet by David Walter. After the interval, Ravel's tenuous connection to America allowed us to play his Mother Goose Suite which was followed by Mississippi Five (Jim Parker). The Northumbrian tune 'Maa Bonny Lad' was played as an encore.
Proceeds of the concert were sent to Medecins Sans Frontiers.
Saturday, 10 May 2014
Friday, 15 November 2013
The music included d'Indy Sarabande and Minuet, Boismortier Trio Sonata in D, Ravel's Mother Goose Suite, L'Heure de Berger (Francaix), Saint-Saens Tarantelle and Jeux d'enfants (Bizet).
Over £400 was raised and donated to medecins sans frontieres.