Thursday, 10 June 2010

Chester-le-Street Proms in the Park 2010

Chester-le-Street Proms in the Park
NAS/UWT Riverside Academy Band

Rachel Orr
Graeme Danby
Tony Washington
Rowan Pierce

FINAL preparations are being made for an annual Proms in the Park concert this weekend.

The event, hosted by Consett-born opera star Graeme Danby, takes place at Chester-le-Street cricket ground on Saturday.

Nearly 1,000 people attended the event at the Ropery Lane ground last summer and organisers are hoping for an even better turn out this year.

Mr Danby, Honorary Professor of Music at Sunderland University, will perform alongside Rachel Orr soprano, accompanied by the NASUWT Riverside Brass Band and Sunderland University Big Band.

Tony Washington will also perform "An Act of 2 Halves", following a tribute to comic Bobby Thompson with a medley of popular songs from the Seventies to the Nineties.

The event, which starts at 7.15pm, concludes with a number of proms favourites and a spectacular fireworks finale.

A junior event featuring some of the cream of the region’s up and coming talent, including the NASUWT Riverside Academy Band and rising opera singer Rowan Pierce will be held from 5.45pm.

For ticket information and availability please call: 0191 3883684 or e-mail

Tickets £12 before Saturday (£20 on the day) from Chester-le-Street Cricket Club

Monday, 8 March 2010

Rainton Meadows Arena Rotary Club Extravaganza!!!

Rachel Orr - guest soprano
Graeme Danby
Gillian Gartry Roberts

The Rotary Club of Chester-le-Street
Invites you to an 'Extravaganza' evening
at Rainton Meadows Arena
Saturday 27th March 2010
at 6.30pm(VIP Reception) for 7.30pm
followed by Entertainment

Book Launch
"You will smile, cry and be enthralled at the wonderful happy ending."
"a fine piece of writing."

This extravaganza is to promote the launch of Rotarian David Hughes’ 7th Book.
He is donating all profit to the charities: ‘Help for Heroes’ and the ‘Army Benevolent Fund’.
We hope you will support our efforts to raise money for these two very worthy charities.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Music from the Big Screen

Music from the Big Screen
Sunday 7 March 7.30pm

We invite you to come along and enjoy an evening performance by George Hetherington and guests, Olly Burton, Eileen Glenton, Eddie Gratton, Rachel Orr and the AK Chorale choir.

Tickets: £8.00 / £6.00 concessions.

Bishop Auckland Town Hall