Here is a quick summary of what we have been up to. You can see photos and videos of some performances and recent activities on other pages.
January 2009 - Whitley Women started
Summer 2009 - Performances at Alnwick Gardens and on Whitley Bay promenade
Autumn 2009 - Residential weekend at Ridley Hall
Winter 2009 - Seasonal songs on the Concourse at the Sage, Gateshead and in the
village square in Allendale
Spring 2010 - Family and Friends concert at Whitley Bay High School
- Performance at Seaton Delaval Hall
Summer 2010 - Singing picnic on Whitley Bay beach
- Performance at Alnwick Gardens
- Singing day (just for ourselves) in Cullercoats Community Centre
- Performance at Blyth Festival
Autumn 2010 - Residential weekend at Ridley Hall
Winter 2010 - Singing seasonal songs on the Concourse at The Sage
Spring 2011 - Spring Sing - concert for family and friends by the whole choir (nearly)
- Singing at Seaton Delaval Hall
Summer 2011 - Performance at Alnwick Gardens
- Performance on the Concourse at the Sage
- Singing Picnic on Whitley Bay Beach
Winter 2011 - Performances at:
Whitley Bay Town Centre at the St Nicholas Fair
The Victorian Market, North Shields
Concourse at the Sage
Cullercoats Community Centre
Cullercoats Methodist Church Hall
Linskill Centre (with the Linskill Theatre Group)
Easter 2012 -Eurokoor visit
September 2012 - Race for Life - postponed from July because of all the flooding - a group of us walked and occasionally sang.
Christmas 2012 - an event for the whole choir. Performances at:
St Edward's Church, Whitley Bay
Whitley Bay shopping precinct
September 2013 - Ridley Hall - notable for the detective mystery and origami as well as singing
Christmas 2013 - the Christmas choir sang at: Seaton Delaval Hall (in the stables)
Whitley Bay and Monkseaton Metro stations
St Alban's Church, Earsdon
Whitley Bay shopping precinct
Christmas 2014 - This year the whole choir were involved in Christmas singing. Our main concert was in St George's Church, Cullercoats and it was packed. We also sang in Whitley Bay Library, The Old Low Light, Seaton Delaval Hall and Whitley Bay Shopping Precinct.
10th May 2015 - Ridley Park, Blyth - singing in lovely surroundings, with some good weather and a moustache!
26th July 2015 - our last concert of the summer was at Seaton Delaval Hall.
Christmas 2015 - singing in Eldon Square for the Children's Heart Fund, then in several locations around Whitley Bay/North Shields to raise money for Stroke North. As ever, it was chilly, but fun.
April 2016 - We sang at Howdon Community Centre for Stroke North (our charity for the year). We even got lunch, afterwards.
28th May 2016 - Whitley Bay Carnival - singing on the Plaza, opposite the Dome, on our own and joining with other choirs.
July 2016 - Summer Concert in King's Priory
Christmas 2016 - Full choir concert in St Andrew's, Carol choir sang on Newcastle Station and in Whitley Bay library
Spring Social - March 2017 - Cowboy theme, with hot dogs, line-dancing and singing from 'Reckless Gilly and the Rawhide Roses'
Whitley Bay Carnival - May 2017 - singing with two other choirs, opposite Spanish City
At Seaton Delaval Hall and our 'Summer Sing' at The Exchange
Summer School - August 2017
Bradford residential - February 2018 - 'War Horse' at the Alhambra and 1920's themed evening
World Downs' Syndrome Day - 21st March 2018 - Singing in the Baltic and by the Millennium Bridge
Whitley Bay Carnival - May 2018 - Marching in the parade as Suffragettes
Beamish as Suffragettes - July 2018
Whitley Women's 10th Birthday Party - 1st March 2019
Whitley Bay Carnival - May 2019 - Singing by Spanish City
Social - June 2019
We had a Spanish-themed social to get us in the mood for our trip to Spain, which was sadly cancelled, but we had a lot of fun anyway.
Summer Sing July 2019
Power of Song concert - November 2019 - Singing songs from musicals to a full hall at the Park Hotel.
Christmas Choir 2019 - We sang at Wallington Hall, Alnwick Gardens and Seaton Delaval Hall