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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 October 2014

16:00 - 17:00 King's Hall, Armstrong Building
Student Performances
Including Niles Krieger (fiddle & mandolin), Ella El-Salahi (voice), Faye MacCalman (saxophone), Masoud Hardan (guitar)
Free admission


6th November 2014

13:10 - 14:00 King's Hall, Armstrong Building
The Shoeshop Quartet
Meghann Clancy (soprano)
Hannah Taylor (alto)
Laurie Shepherd (tenor)
Ruth Lambert (bass)

An all-female group from the North East specialising In barbershop and close-harmony a cappella singing.  Their repertoire includes famous standards from the 1930s and 1940s as well as more contemporary material with a vintage twist.

Free admission


6th November 2014

16:00 - 17:00 King's Hall, Armstrong Building
Student Performances
Including Anne-Marie Rosa (flute), Rebecca Badham (soprano), Callum Younger (bodhran), Beth Robinson (oboe)
Free admission


8th November 2014

19:30 - 21:30 Hall 1, Sage Gateshead
Britten: War Requiem
Kate Valentine (soprano)
Robert Murray (tenor)
Sir Thomas Allen (baritone)
Newcastle University Symphony Orchestra
Newcastle Bach Choir
Eric Cross (conductor)

Tickets: £22, £17, £12, £8 (£2 off for senior citizens and half-price for students and children), available from Sage Gateshead Ticket Office on 0191 443 4661 or

Sponsored by UBS,


13th November 2014 - 14th November 2014

13:10 - 14:00 King's hall, Armstrong Building
A Soldier's Tale
Christopher Foster (baritone)
Audrey Hyland (piano)

An imaginary journey of a 20 year-old man who is called up to go to war, including songs by Somervell, Butterworth, Orr, Gorecki, Poulenc and Eisler.

Free admission

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