The Caedmon Choir

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The Caedmon Choir is a community choir which was formed in 1987. We meet on Tuesday evenings during term-time and occasionally during school holidays.

We take our name from the Caedmon Hall in Gateshead Central Library, Tyne & Wear, where we rehearsed until 2005, when we moved into The Sage Gateshead.

In November 2012 we were delighted to return to the Caedmon Hall for one evening, when we performed a concert to celebrate our 25th birthday.

We have around seventy members who vary widely in age, occupation and interests, but who are united by their enjoyment of singing together. We do not hold auditions and music-reading ability is not needed as we learn many of our songs by ear.

We sing unaccompanied, and our repertoire includes traditional and contemporary songs both local and from other parts of Britain. We also perform songs from other countries and cultures, and in a wide range of styles, including some that express a concern for people and the planet.

Our musical director is Eleanor Mooney.

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