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.

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.

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.

 

18th December 2017

For the third year in a row Tyneside A Cappella  will be staging a Christmas concert to raise funds for FACT (Fighting All Cancers Together) and Compass Acapella will be guesting once again, The show on Monday the 18th of December at The Little Theatre, 3 Saltwell View, Gateshead NE8 4JS . The concert will commence at 7.30pm.

At the end of our performing year the chorus gave a breathtaking performance with Tyneside A Cappella. The audience were thrilled by the mix of music and were singing the songs as they left the theatre. FACT were delighted with the evening which raised lots of money for this deserving charity.

24th November 2017

Compass have once agan been invited to sing at the Christmas tree festival held annually at All Saints in Cleadon. The performance will start at 7.30pm and special guests will be Enigma.

The audience were thrilled with fantastic performances by Compass, Out of the Blue and Enigma. Lots of fun, laughter and Christmas songs to send everyone away happy - and over £130 raised for church funds. 

18th November 2017

Compass are making a return visit to sing at Boldon Colliery Independant Methodist Church,North Road North, Boldon Colliery, NE35 9AF, to help celebrate the 132nd anniversary of the church. The concert will start at 7.30pm and will include Enigma as special guests for the evening.

The audience were enthralled by the eclectic mix of music presented by Compass Acapella with 'True North' and special guests ' Enigma'. The twenty songs were presented with warmth and sheer professionalism by all on the stage, with a rousing cheer at the end for Susan the talented Musical Director of Compass Acapella. It was a 132nd birthday to remember for the packed house. 

7th October 2017

The chorus will be performing in concert in Jubilee Hall, North Street, West Rainton, Co Durham, DH4 6NU. The start time will be 7.30 pm and special guests for the show will be Tyneside A Cappella

A thrilling performance given by both choirs to a packed house with a standing ovation, an encore, and £950 raised for the church charity.

23rd September 2017

Compass Acapella will be performing in concert to raise funds for the Grafters Club, a charity based in the RVI in Newcastle, for children who have experienced burns injuries. The concert will take place in the prestigious Kings Hall which is part of Newcastle University and will commence at 7.30pm. The Kings Hall is in the Armstrong Building which is opposite the RVI on Queen Victoria Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU. Special gusts for the concert will be Tyneside A Cappella.

A superb performance supported by Tyneside A Cappella raising over £1600 for this small but very worthwhile charity. 

16th September 2017

Tyneside A Cappella has invited the chorus to perform as guest artists in concert at St Edwards Church, Coquet Avenue, Whitley Bay, NE26 1EE, on the 16th of September 2017. The concert will start at 7.30pm. The concert is in aid of 'Walking With'-  a project which supports Syrian refugee families in North Tyneside.

A fabulous ‘double header’ concert with Tyneside A Cappella tonight. Twenty eight fabulous songs delivered with professionalism and precision to a capacity audience – lots of happy faces leaving at the end and a lot of money raised for the ‘Walking  With’ charity supporting Syrian refugee families in North Tyneside. The concert raised a staggering £1,314 on the night! 

15th July 2017

Compass Acapella will join forces with Tyneside A Cappella at Beamish Museum on Saturday the 15th of July 2017. The lunchtime concert will commence at 1.30pm in the Masonic Hall in the town centre.

Another fantastic performance to a 'packed house' with our sister chorus Tyneside A Cappella. 

19th May 2017

The chorus will be singing at The Church of the Holy Name, North Jesmond Avenue, Newcastle, NE2 3JX as part of the Jesmond festival. The concert will commence at 7.30pm.

A superb concert performed in a wonderful acoustic culminating in a standing ovation and encore. Two great guest spots from 'Out of the blue' and 'True North' to give the audience a wonderful night to remember.

Some audience feedback: great diction - particularly enjoyed the Les Mis song sung by convincing angry men. Well done to all!  

16th May 2017

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 set delivered by the chorus supported by Tyneside A Cappella, and helping the church to raise funds. 

7th April 2017 

The chorus will be in concert to raise funds for the South Shields Ladies Lifeboat Guild on the 7th of April at St. Stephens Church, Mile End Road, South Shields, NE33 2AE. Special guests will also be joining Compass for the evening. The start time is 7.30pm and admission is £5 either by ticket or pay at the door.

Compass gave a superb performance tonight and thrilled the audience with the diversity of their repertoire. The audience were singing the performance songs as they happily left to go home. The concert was augmented by the chorus' two quartets 'Out of the Blue' and 'True North' and also by a stunning performance by all girl septet 'Enigma' who performed tonight for the first time and delivered a stunning set. The evening also raised over £300 much needed funds for the Ladies Lifeboat Guild.  

4th March 2017

Compass have been asked to sing at Boldon Colliery Independant Methodist Church,North Road North, Boldon Colliery, NE35 9AF, to help raise funds for the church. The concert will start at 7.30 and will be for one hour.

The audience loved the concert performance given by Compass - ably supported by 'Out of the Blue' and 'True North'. The church has recently been the victim of theft where cash raised by children and vital equipment was stolen, and as well as the congregation enjoying a 'musical escape' much needed funds of £230 were raised to help replace the stolen items. 

9th February 2017

Compass Acapella have been booked to sing on Thursday the 9th of  February  2017 in aid of Arthritis care. The concert is being organised by the Help and Support, South Shields Branch and will take place at the Charles Young Centre,Talbot Road, South Shields, NE34 0QJ. The show will commence at 7.30pm for an hour and will include guests to support the programme. 

A fabulous performance given by Compass sending a lot of people home very happy. Special thanks to 'The Blue Moon Trio' for a great guest spot. 

28th January 2017

The chorus has been asked to take part in a show at The Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields, NE33 1ES on Saturday the 28th of January. The show is a celebration evening for Cultural Springs who have strong links with Compass Acapella.

Fabulous performance given by Compass at The Customs House and some audience comments below. 

Sharon Hodgson MP on Twitter

“Well done to Compass Acapella from Cleadon. Fabulous talent!! 

Ray Spencer MBE on Twitter

“Wonderful sound would add a touch of musical class to any event

28th November 2016

Following on from the successful Christmas concert in 2015 to raise funds for FACT (Fighting All Cancers Together), Tyneside A Cappella have been asked to put on another Christmas show on Monday the 28th of November at The Little Theatre, 3 Saltwell View, Gateshead NE8 4JS,  and have once again invited Compass Acapella to be special gusts for the evening. The concert will commence at 7.30pm.  

A fabulous concert with superb performances from both choruses raising £850 for 'Fighting all Cancers Together' (FACT).

12th November 2016

The chorus will be singing at a fundraising event for Dementia Care in Sunderland (Forget Me Knot Wellbeing). The concert is being held at The United Reform Church, Sidecliffe Road, Roker, Sunderland, SR6 9JP. The concert will start at 7.00pm and special guests for the evening will be Tyneside A Cappella. 

Another incredible evening with guests Tyneside A Cappella. Fabulous singing and £500 raised for Dementia Care and the church funds.

Feedback from the organiser:

'Thank you!Thank you!Thank you!.Could say it a million times and would not even say how much I can Thank you!!!!Tonight was amazing.So professional and everyone had an amazing night.So priveleged that you came and shared your musical talent at the Churchxxxx'  

15th October 2016

Compass Acapella will be singing as guests of Tyneside A Cappella in a charity concert on Saturday the 15th of October to help raise funds for the charity  'Blind Dogs'. The concert is being held at The Church of the Holy Saviour, Crossway, Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear, NE30 2LB, and will commence at 7.30pm.

A fabulous performance by both choruses in an amazing concert which raised £900 for the charity. 

16th September 2016

Compass Acapella have been asked to sing at West Harton Methodist Church, Boldon Lane, South Shields, NE34 0NE on Friday the 16th of September. The concert will start at 7.30pm and special guests for the evening will be Tyneside A Cappella. This is a fundraising concert for the church and all are welcome. 

A fantastic performance by Compass resulting in an encore and standing ovation. Tyneside A Cappella provided two superb guest spots and  £310 was raised for the church building fund. 

One member of the audience placed this on Facebook:

'What a wonderful evening I have just had watching Tyneside Acapella and Compass Acapella two truly professional  performances by both groups.  Standing ovation well deserved' 

17th June 2016 

The chorus will be singing in a concert to raise funds for  Southwick Methodist Church, Thompson Road, Sunderland, SR5 2JJ on Friday the 17th of June 2016. The church recently suffered structural damage and the concert is to raise funds for the repair. The concert will take place at Gildacre Fields, Bardolph Street, Southwick SR5 2DE  and will start at 7pm.

Another terrific performance by the chorus supported by 'Out of the Blue mixed voice quartet.

Feedback from the organisers: 

"What a brilliant evening.  thank you so much.  Everybody obviously thoroughly enjoyed it.  We were pleased to have such a good turnout.  Thanks again, we'll be spreading the word round about your choir." 

"We raised four hundred pounds, which was magnificent, apart from that it was the first entertainment the residents had there so they wanted to know when you're coming back. Some of the people from the bungalows round about (which is all part of the same complex) were there as well. All together we had a great time, thanks again." 

11th June 2016

Compass Acapella will join forces with Tyneside A Cappella at Beamish Museum on Saturday the 11th of June 2016. The lunchtime concert will commence at 1.30pm in the Masonic Hall in the town centre.

Another wonderful concert given by the chorus and 'sister chorus' Tyneside A Cappella. A full house for the whole performance!

 Some feedback from a visitor:

Congratulations to you all. You sang your hearts out and loved every minute of it. Thank you for a lovely couple of hours. Pauline 

13th May 2016

The chorus will be opening a charity evening (for BLISS) to be held at Grindon Broadway Social Club, Gregory Rd, Sunderland SR4 9RX. The event will start at 7.15pm.

An excellent performance by the chorus which helped raise almost £1200 for the BLISS charity

 23rd April 2016 

Compass will be singing at a charity concert being held in St Gabriels Church, 1 St Gabriel's Ave, High Barnes, Sunderland SR4 7TF. The concert to raise funds for prostate cancer will commence at 7pm and special guests for the evening will be Tyneside A Cappella.

A fantastic performance to over 200 people raising almost £500 for charity.

5th April 2016

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. 

Another successful evening concert with special guests Tyneside A Cappella.

10th March 2016 

The chorus has been invited to sing at a spring concert being held at St Cuthbert's Catholic High School, Gretna Road Newcastle upon Tyne,NE15 7PXl. The concert will start at 6pm and will include a joint musical venture with the pupils of the school.

A tremendously successful evening sharing the stage with some remarkable young musicians.