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

Sunday, 30 November 2008

Ouseburn Open Studios

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. (

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Morpeth Flood Relief

In a fundraising concert titled 'An evening of light classical and lively jazz music' in aid of the Morpeth Flood Relief, North Wind shared the programme with The Bewick Orchestra and KEVI Community Jazz Band at St James's Church in Morpeth.
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

St Bartholomew's Church, Newbiggin

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

Brinkburn Priory

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

The King's Hall, University of Newcastle

North Wind members joined with the Northern English Singers and Northern Praeclassica in 'Faire is the Heaven' - a programme of songs of aspiration and yearning in various styles from the 16th to the 20th centuries. It included Bruckner's Mass in C minor and Faire is the Heaven by Harris. The wind players performed the first movement of the Mozart Serenade in Eb and a Dvorak Slavonic Dance.
Proceeds were in aid of the Great North Air Ambulance.

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Lunchtime Concert, St George's URC Morpeth

We received a very warm welcome from our audience. On this occasion we performed 3 different versions of Bobby Shaftoe, Danzi G minor Wind Quintet, Ferenc Three Hungarian Dances, Hallam Dance Suite and 2 folk song arrangements.

Saturday, 29 March 2008

Mozart on Tweed

'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 ( in an all Mozart programme.