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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


5th March 2015

13:10 - 14:00 King's Hall, Armstrong Building
Haydn: Ariana a Naxos, Hob. XXVlb:2
Schubert: Lieder
Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn: Lieder
Mozart: Die ihr des unermesslichen Weltalls Schopfer ehrt, K 619

Mhairi Lawson (soprano)
Jan Waterfield (piano)

Free admission


5th March 2015

16:00 - 17:00 King's Hall, Armstrong Building
Student Performances
Free admission


5th March 2015

19:30 - 20:45 Spaces 4 & 5, Culture Lab, King's Walk
Phantom Voices: A History of Music in Seven Hauntings
The Clerks
Edward Wickham (director)
Christopher Fox (compositions)

Vocal group The Clerks take you on a journey through musical 'hauntings' in a new work exploring the way we hear, remember and recall music.  Following a traditional melody used by composers across generations, from Bach to Webern, they immerse you in sounds from ancient to contemporary in a series of 'hallucinations; using modern technologies.

If you are attending the concert, you are invited to download a track in advance:

"Note that there are 8 different versions of this soundtrack. Audience members should choose just one of these to download."

Click here to view Phantom Voices earpiece tracks

The concert will last 50 minutes, followed by a post-concert discussion

Supported by Wellcome Trust

Tickets: £12 (adults), £10 (concessions), £5 (students/children) available from 

Part of the Newcastle Early Music Festival



6th March 2015

19:30 - 21:00 King's Hall, Armstrong Building
Sandra Kerr - Gold Badge Award concert

The English Folk Dance and Song Society has awarded Sandra Kerr a gold badge, which will be presented at a concert on 6th March.

The concert also features Nancy Kerr and James Fagan, Sisters Unlimited and Werca’s Folk. Click on this link for details and to reserve tickets:


7th March 2015

19:30 - 21:30 King's hall, Armstrong Building
Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri, BuxWV75
Pachelbel: Jauchzet dem Herrn, Psalm 100
Rosenmuller: Studenten-Musik

Cappella Novocastriensis
Simon Lee (conductor)

Tickets: £12, £10, £8, available from

For further information please visit

Part of Newcastle Early Music Festival

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