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LIVE in the King's Hall

Organised by the International Centre for Music Studies, the LIVE in the King's Hall Lunchtime Concerts and student concerts take place every Thursday and are free to staff, students, and members of the public.

Lunchtime and Student Concerts

The lunchtime concerts start promptly at 1.10pm and last around 50 minutes; the student concerts start at 4pm and last around an hour.

They both take place in the King's Hall, Armstrong Building, opposite the Royal Victoria Infirmary on Queen Victoria Road.

The free Lunchtime concerts are made possible largely due to contributions made by members of the audience. To help support the King's Hall lunchtime concerts, why not become a Friend?

Evening Concerts

Details of evening concerts and other events taking place in the King's Hall can be obtained by telephoning the Concert Secretary on 0191 208 8463.

Upcoming Concerts


30th July 2015

18:00 - 19:30 King's Hall, Armstrong Building
A musical journey from the ancient Mediterranean to northern Europe
Callum Armstrong (Berlin aulos, Louvre aulos, double-chantered Scottish smallpipe)
Barnaby Brown (Ur silver pipes, Isturitz, triple pipe, Highland bagpipe)
Gina D'oyley (Northumbrian smallpipe)
Erika Lindgren Liljenstolpe (fiddle)

A concert featuring new reconstructions of some of the world's oldest surviving instruments, offering creative bridges between our deep musical past and the traditional music of Britain and Sweden.

Free admission

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Free admission


2nd October 2015

19:30 - 20:30 Lit and Phil Society, Newcastle, NE1 1SE
A New Heaven? - musical adventures in Newcastle
Edgar Bainton and other musicians in Newcastle 1900-1930; an illustrated lecture by Michael Jones

Bainton was one of a prominent circle of musicians living and actively working in Newcastle in the early 20th century, including the choir's founder WG Whittaker.  Michael Jones, Bainton scholar and Secretary of the Edgar Bainton (UK) Society, will look at his life and music and his work with the Philharmonic Orchestra, the Newcastle Conservatory and the Newcastle Festivals.   

Part of the Newcastle upon Tyne Bach Choir Centenary celebrations

Free admission

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