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
Sunday, 30 November 2008
The last weekend in November sees the return of the Ouseburn Open Studios. The event gives the public the opportunity to go behind the scenes of the region's leading studios and galleries.
North Wind quintet provided live music on the Saturday and Sunday in 36 Lime Street. (www.36limestreet.co.uk)
Saturday, 15 November 2008
Dave performed the Arrival of the Queen of Sheba with the Bewick Orchestra. The quintet then played Gershwin's Promenade, Agay's Five Easy Dances, The Pink Panther, 4 movements from the Capriol Suite and finished with the Can Can.
Sunday, 21 September 2008
We received a warm welcome for our afternoon concert - the last in St Bartholomew's very successful Summer series.
The programme included Danzi G minor quintet, Agay's Five Easy dances, a selection of movements from the Capriol Suite, Sullivan Suite, Salut d'amour and Bobby Shaftoe - an arrangement by Newbiggin's very own composer/arranger Derek Hobbs.
Sparkling wine and multi variety kit-kat contributed to a pleasant, sociable interval .
Saturday, 17 May 2008
The 12th century church of the Augustinian Priory of Brinkburn provided a perfect setting for the programme of songs performed by The Singers. It included music from the 16th century - Whyte's 'O praise God in his Holiest', through to the 20th century with James MacMillan's 'A child's Prayer' and 'My Lord, what a morning' by Burleigh.
Alison Rudd performed 2 baroque pieces on the organ.
North Wind played the 4 movements of the Danzi Quintet in G Minor, The Three Ravens and Bobby Shaftoe.
Saturday, 19 April 2008
Proceeds were in aid of the Great North Air Ambulance.
Wednesday, 16 April 2008
Saturday, 29 March 2008
'Mozart on Tweed' weekend festival held at Kelso Old Parish Church.
We performed Mozart Adagio & Rondo in C (arranged by Geoffrey Emerson), Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin, Francaix L'heure du berger and ended with the piano and wind quintet in E flat by Mozart.
In the evening we joined members of the Yetholm Sinfonia (http://www.yetholmsinfonia.com/) in an all Mozart programme.