The Phoenix Chamber Folk Ensemble aims to provide an opportunity for competent players to learn, and perform, challenging and musically interesting arrangements of folk repertoire. It was established in January 2020 and met four times before the Covid-19 lockdown. With the easing of lockdown restrictions, we resumed face to face rehearsals in September 2021 and held our first concert in June 2022.

Membership is open to competent players of any instrument.

New season (Sept 2023 - June 2024)

If you are interested in joining in the Ensemble, please get in touch before signing up. New members are welcome.

Face to face rehearsals take place on the second Saturday of the month. We rehearse at St George’s URC, Newton Road, High Heaton, NE7 7HP.

Fees are payable twice per year (in September and February) and are £35 for each 5 session block. If this is not affordable and you need to pay a little less, then feel free to use pay our reduced rate of £25 instead. We operate an honesty policy – no questions asked.

Members will be given access to a members-only area of the website where they can find sheet music and practice video/audio.

Dates for the 2023/24 season are as follows.

February 2023 – June 2024

In person rehearsals (2pm – 4.30pm)

  • Saturday 10th February
  • Saturday 9th March
  • Saturday 13th April
  • Saturday 11th May
  • Saturday 8th June

We are working towards our annual concert on Saturday 15th June 2024.

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