The North Sea Project
January 2017, Sage Gateshead – Photo by Alexandra Hughes
For this special show, Newcastle-based Ditte Elly performed alongside a 10-piece orchestra and choir, and exploring the history, myth and beauty of the North East through her new work; The North Sea Project.
The culmination of 3 years of development; the work is a collection of songs specific to the North East of England, combining masterful song-writing with tales of the Viking invasion, the siege of Newcastle, shipwrecks at Tynemouth and sea swimming in King Edwards Bay.
Here are some snippets from our rehearsals:
The North Sea Project *TRAILER*
Dec 20, 2016
On 27th January 2017, Ditte Elly will perform a totally new collection of songs at Sage Gateshead, alongside a 15-piece orchestral ensemble. This video documents the first rehearsal of the song ‘The Swimmers’.
The North Sea Project *TRAILER NO. 2*
A second snippet from upcoming performance at Sage Gateshead, January 27th 2017.
This project has been made possible with funding from the Alan Hull Award, North East Funds for the Arts and Arts Council England.