13th January 2018

Compass have been invited to sing at a 'special' birthday party being held at The United Reform Church, Sidecliffe Road, Roker, Sunderland, SR6 9JP. 

A fabulous start to our New Year singing at a 60th birthday party booked over 12 months ago. Not only was it a birthday party but Joyce also got engaged and announced her retirement from teaching. Such a warm evening and the audience loved the 20 songs (including Out of the Blue and True North) delivered with such professionalism - the words of one of the audience. The party also raised £850 for Cancer  Research and The British Heart Foundation.

Comment left on Compass Facebook page:

Fantastic performance by Compass Acapella and a fitting celebration for Joyce and Stephen. The concert was outstanding, the group thoroughly professional, but warm and engaging too. We left on a high.


16th January 2018

The choir have been invited to sing at a fundraising concert for a school in Lesoto. The concert will be in St. George's Church, Front Street, Boldon, Tyne and Wear, NE36 0SH,  and will start at 7.30pm. Compass will be bringing along some special guests for the evening.

On the coldest night of the year so far, the audience were treated to a performance to warm the hearts. Compass weaved their way through a fully entertaining repertoire and were supported by Enigma who excelled themselves. A lot of happy (but cold) people left the concert tonight and amazingly raised £570 for this wonderful charity to support young children in an orphanage in Lesoto in Africa.


3rd April 2018

Compass Acapella will be making a return visit to  All Saints Church, Cleadon Lane, Cleadon, Tyne and Wear, SR6 7UU. The concert to will commence at 7.30pm and guests for the evening will be Tyneside A Cappella.  

A fabulous evening with stunning performances by Compass, Tyneside A Cappella and Enigma.  Singing at it's very best to a full house resulting in a standing ovation and valuable funds being raised for the church.


19th May 2018

Compass Acapella and Tyneside A Cappella will be singing on Saturday the 19th of May in St. Cuthbert's Church, 4 Ellison Street, Hebburn, NE31 1BP in a concert to raise funds for the church. The concert will commence at 7.30pm.

An absolutely stunning performance given by both choruses and Enigma to a packed church raising £525 for the church maintenance.


6th June 2018 CANCELLED

St Michael's Church, 9 Mowbray Road, South Shields, NE33 3DH is the venue for a fundraising concert for the maintenance of this beautiful church. Compass Acapella will once again join forces with the ladies of Tyneside A Cappella to present an evening of popular songs. This not to be missed concert will start at 7.30pm. 


3rd July 2018

The Tyneside A Cappella/Compass road show arrives in Sunderland on Tuesday the 3rd of July to give a concert to raise money for church funds. The concert will be in the beautiful Sunderland Minster, 309 High Sreet West, Sunderland, SR1 3ET and will start at 7.30pm. 

On the hottest night of the year the road show supported by Enigma performed in concert to raise funds for the improvements to .............the heating system at The Minster!. There was almost a full house who enjoyed the fabulous perfomance given by the ensemble despite the noise from the Fanzone less that 100 yards away who were enjoying the England World Cup game. A great result for all and £616 raised for the heating improvements.


Feedback from the organisers.

A very big thank you to both choirs for the wonderful evening of entertainment they provided at Sunderland Minster last night. without exception everyone I spoke to, thought they were wonderful! The evening raised £616 for our funds and we are extremely grateful for the generosity of all the members in giving of their time and talents to support us. Kindest regards. Gillian, Sandra and all at Sunderland Minster.


8th July 2018

Compass Acapella will join forces with Tyneside A Cappella at Beamish Museum on Sunday the 8th of July 2018. The lunchtime concert will commence at 1.30pm in the Masonic Hall in the town centre. 

It was hot on the outside and even hotter on the inside as a27 song package was delivered by both choirs. Stunning performances by both choirs.


29th September 2018

After a successful concert in 2017 at the Jubliee Hall in West Rainton,  Compass Acapella and Tyneside A Cappella and  have been invited to perform at The Parish Chucrh of Saint Mary the Virgin , Church Row, West Rainton, Houghton le Spring, DH4 6NR. The concert will start at 7.30pm

Fantastic performance by the chorus to a packed church raising funds to provide a new heating boiler. Tyneside A Cappella were fabulous in support along with Enigma, True North and South Side. All that talent in one place - wow!.

Comments from the organisers:

Dear Members of Compass Acapella and Tyneside Acapella
I write to you on behalf of all at St Mary’s Church West Rainton, to extend a very sincere thank
you for the wonderful concert last night. The repertoire you provided and the standard of
singing was outstanding! We are very appreciative of your generosity in doing this concert
without a fee and this has enabled us to raise £682 for church funds.
Please pass on our thanks to all of your members for the time they have given us on a
Saturday night to come here and sing for us. It was so lovely to see the church full of people
and resonating with beautiful voices!



13th October 2018

Compass Acapella will be performing in concert on Saturday the 13th of October in Saint Andrew's Church Talbot Rd, Sunderland SR6 9PT. The concert will commence at 7.30pm and special guests for the evening will be Tyneside A Cappella. The concert is to raise funds for repairs to the Lych Gate at the entrance to the church.

An absulutely stunning performance by the choir in this most beautiful of churches. Compass saved their best performance ever for such an appreciative audience who enjoyed the programme, with support from Tyneside A Cappella, Enigma, True North and South Side. The concert raised £485 for repairs to the Lych Gate. Special evenings like this don't come along very often.


Feeback from the church:

I would just like to reiterate my thanks to you all.  We had a really enjoyable evening and after all monies were sorted raised £495 - a little more than we said last night.  Please do let everyone know how much we appreciated them, we could literally see the joy on their faces and they passed this on through the wonderful singing.
I have given your web details to Connie Bulmer who writes a weekly community page for the Sunderland Echo.
With every good wish




16th October 2018

The choir has been invited to sing at St.Alban's Church, Windy Nook Road, Gateshead, NE10 9SL on Tuesday the 16th of October. The concert is to raise funds for the church and will commence at 7.30pm. Special guests for the evening will be the  ladies close harmony octet Enigma.

It was 'standing room only' as Compass thrilled the audience with a fabulour selection of songs, Enigma sang two fantastic sets as did True North and South Side. The ensemble received a standing ovation at the end of the concert which raised £310 for the church.


3rd November 2018

Compass will be giving an afternoon concert at The Word, 45 Market Place,South Shields, NE33 1JF. The concert at The National Centre for the Written Word will commence at 2pm.

Our mini chorus gave a stunning performance to the audience today. Compass have never sung in a library before and the library has never heard such singing in the time it's been opened - a comment from the organiser. The performing area was packed and more seating had to be brought in.


23rd November 2018

Compass Acapella will be making a return visit to  All Saints Church, Cleadon Lane, Cleadon, Tyne and Wear, SR6 7UU. The pre Christmas concert will commence at 7.30pm and guests for the evening will be Enigma. 

The audience (full house) were treated to a wonderful festive concert as Compass made their annual visit to the Christmas Tree event. Compass professionally weaved their way through the concert with fantastic support from True North and South Side.  Special guests Enigma turned in a superb performance adding that little bit of Christmas sparkle to the concert. The joint singing of White Christmas for the finale ensured that the audience went home singing and with smiles on their faces.


15th December 2018

The chorus will be guests of Tyneside A Cappella who are presenting a Christmas concert to raise funds for Guide Dogs for the Blind. The concert on Saturday the 15th of December will be held at The Church of the Holy Saviour, Crossway, Tynemouth, NE30 2LB, Tyne and Wear.The concert will start at 7.30pm.

The curtain has come down on our Christmas concerts tonight with a stunning performance by the chorus supporting Tyneside A Cappella. The amazing total of £1,153.80 raised tonight for the Guide Dogs for the Blind Charity. Fabulous singing by the chorus, Tyneside A Cappella and Enigma.