Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Rachel Orr Soprano @ The Sage Gateshead

Link to The Sage Gateshead website.

Rachel Orr @ The Sage Gateshead

Musical Director: Ray Farr
Vocal soloist: Rachel Orr

We continue our successful series of exciting Massed Brass Band Concerts with the combined bands of Reg Vardy, Fishburn, and NASUWT Riverside.

Ninety top brass and percussion players will thrill and delight you with music from the world of opera: ‘A Night at the Opera’.

Rachel Orr is the guest soloist and there will be overtures, arias, and selections from the most popular operas of the 19th century. Maestro Ray Farr will wave his magic baton and introduce the programmes.

2pm April 21st 2013 Hall One

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

Saturday, 10 October 2009

A Feast of Music

Gala Theatre Durham

Sunday 8th November 2009, 7.00pm
This year’s popular Winter Concert organised by the County Durham and Teesside branch of the British Red Cross features soprano Rachel Orr with the Shiney Row Male Voice choir, the choir of Browney Primary school and talented young flautists Eva Bhowmick and Alice Wright in a programme of operatic, light classical and popular music to suit all tastes.

£9.50 (£7.50 conc)

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Felling Concert Choir October 10th 2009

25th Anniversary Concert

Rachel Orr - guest soprano
Felling Concert Choir
October 10th 2009 7pm
St. Mark's Church Gateshead

Rachel will be joining the choir in a selection from Pirates of Penzance as well as singing:-
Gounod Je Veux Vivre (Romeo and Juliet)
Mozart Porgi Amor (Marriage of Figaro)
Mozart Alleluia
Eric Coates Birdsongs at Eventide
Henry Geehl For you alone
Rossini Una Voce Poco Fa (Barber of Seville)
Puccini O mio babbino caro (Gianni Schicchi)
Verdi Sempre Libera (La Traviata)