Meet the performer

'I've been coming to Streetwise Opera in Newcastle for two years and my favourite piece of music we've worked on is the Soldier's Chorus.

'I come to the workshops to learn to sing and have a good time. If you're thinking about coming I'd say give it a try, you’ve got nothing to lose.'

Meet the performer

'I've been coming to Streetwise for four years and my favourite opera we’ve worked on is Madame Butterfly.

'I come to the workshops to meet new people and build up my confidence.'


Arts Awards

Arts & Business Awards 2013, BP Long-term Partnerships (Winner)
Opera Awards 2013, Accessibility (Finalist)
Gramophone/The Times Music in the Community 2009 (Winner)
British Composer Awards (for Mira Calix, My Secret Heart) 2009 (Winner)
RPS Awards 2008, Audience Development (Winner)

Charity Awards

Andy Ludlow Homelessness Award 2008 (Winner)
Charity of the Year 2008 (Highly Commended)
Third Sector Awards 2008 (Finalist)
National Lottery Awards 2010 (Runner-Up)

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