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Sunderland Male Voice Choir
(Formerly known as Shiney Row Male Voice Choir)
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The Stephenson Trail


The Stephenson Trail

George Stephenson was a famous engineer, who was born in the Northeast of England. A statue proudly stands at the junction of Neville Street and Westgate Road in Newcastle upon Tyne, near the Central Station, to commemorate his achievements.

One of his most famous achievements was in Sunderland when he constructed The Hetton Colliery Railway, which commemorates its Bicentenary in November 2022.

The Cultural Spring has commissioned Sunderland Male Voice Choir to produce a new song about 'George Stephenson and The Hetton Colliery Railway'. The new song will be premiered at a concert at Hetton Methodist Church on Friday, 4th November 2022.

The Cultural Spring aims to increase arts participation in areas of Sunderland and South Tyneside that donít have a tradition of arts engagement. It is funded by Arts Council Englandís Creative People and Places project and its five partners are University of Sunderland, the Customs House (South Shields), Sunderland Music, Arts and Culture (MAC) Trust; Young Asian Voices (YAV) and The Cultural Spring Charity.

You can learn more about George Stephenson and The Hetton Colliery Railway, and the project work of Sunderland Male Voice Choir, by clicking on the links below:

The Trail Blog

Stephenson Trail Information Sheets

The Festive Celebration Concert

The Hetton Colliery Railway 200 Concert

The Shiney Row Concert

The Hetton Methodist Church Concert

'We're Going on a Randy'

Hetton Colliery Railway 200

George Stephenson

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Friday 21 Jun 24 11:30 am
World Music day
Live Music
Venue: Glass Onion, 33-34 Blandford St, Sunderland SR1 3JJ

Saturday 22 Jun 24 7:00 pm
Sing Into Summer (CANCELLED)
Venue: St. Chad's C of E Church, Charter Drive/Durham Road, East Herrington, Sunderland, SR3 3PG

Saturday 6 Jul 24 7:00 pm
Annual Concert
Venue: St John's Methodist Church, Ashbrooke Rd, Sunderland SR2 7HQ, UK

Saturday 26 Oct 24 7:00 pm
Joint Concert (provisional)
SMVC+Dalesmen Singers
Venue: ? Whitby

Sunday 15 Dec 24 5:30 pm
City of Sunderland
Mayors Carol Concert
Venue: Sunderland Minster, 309 High St W, Sunderland SR1 3ET, UK

Saturday 21 Dec 24 7:00 pm
Joint Christmas Concert
SMVC + Music Makers
Venue: St Chads


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