The Northumberland Orchestral Society have announced details of their Spring concert, which will be an early highlight of the 2024 Jesmond Community Festival. The concert will be at the United Reformed Church on Saturday 4 May, beginning at 7:30pm.

The Society’s programme will include the Gaelic Suite by Amy Beach, and the Brahms double concerto, with. Soloist Kyra Humphreys, violin, and her son Seth cello, both Jesmond residents. Kyra is co-leader of the Royal Northern Sinfonia. Seth recently graduated from Clare College, Cambridge, and was principal cello in the Cambridge University Sinfonia and Opera Orchestra. Seth begins a Master’s degree at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama this September.