The 100 Voices Choir will perform a "Summer Spectacular" concert on Thursday.

The choir is one of the biggest in the North East, and will perform at The Princess Alexandra Auditorium in Yarm on Thursday, July 11, from 7pm.

Led by Jeanette Wainwright, members will be joined at the concert by professional tenor Neil Allen and pianist / composer Tim Lole, who will be playing a solo.

They will accompany the 120 voices from six different choirs who join together at this time of year to form a community choir and perform a summer concert.

Singing with Heroes Choir will also feature. It was established during Covid lockdown as a wellness activity and is made up of NHS staff.

Tickets cost £14 and are available from The Princess Alexandra Auditorium Box Office via or call 01642 792587.

Tim Lole

The Nottingham-based pianist, composer and singing teacher is also a highly-versatile musician who has been, variously, a conductor, accompanist, repetiteur, arranger, organist and workshop leader, having worked for most of the UK opera companies. He was a chorister at St Paul’s Cathedral, an organ scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge, and also studied at the Royal College of Music and National Opera Studio. Tim began his career as a freelance repetiteur working at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. As a conductor, he was on the staff at Scottish Opera, won the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition in 1992 and has conducted for Welsh National Opera, the Royal Opera House Garden Venture, English Touring Opera and Birmingham Opera Company. Since 2000 he has combined singing, teaching, conducting, composing and accompaniment with educational work, specialising in working in the community and with young people with companies such as Buxton Festival Opera, Streetwise Opera and Garsington Opera. As a singer, Tim performs regularly around the UK as one half of the Opera Dudes.

Neil Allen

Operatic tenor Neil Allen has sung in many theatres in this country and around the world. He has performed many leading tenor roles including the Duke in Rigoletto, Don Jose in Carmen, Cavaradossi in Tosca, and Tamino in The Magic Flute. A proficient concert soloist, he has in recent years teemed up with Tim Lole in a duo as the Opera Dudes.