Linskill Community Choir was created by Irene Anderson and Paul McDermott in October 2013. It began initially as a 6 week experiment, but nothing could have prepared them for the response from the local community.
About 30 people attended the first rehearsal and sang their hearts out. With just a handful of practice sessions completed the choir went on to sing at five different local events. This in turn prompted a growth in confidence from within the choir, Irene, Paul and the choir members decided that the choir should continue past the initial 6 week trial period.
Since then the choir has sung for North Tyneside events such as the opening of the Dome , Mouth Of The Tyne Festival and the Victorian Christmas market. We have also sung at The Sage , Whitley Bay Playhouse , The Phoenix Theatre as well as putting on their own concerts .
The aim of the choir is to sing popular, upbeat songs in a fun, happy environment with a view to performing locally .