Silver Choir Performs to Engineers at Armstrong Works

20th December 2017

Reece Group staff enjoyed an early Christmas treat thanks to a special performance from the Sage Gateshead’s Silver Christmas Carol Choir.

As part of our partnership with Sage Gateshead, members of the choir came along to sing live in the Armstrong Works.

Reece Group is keen to emphasise the important role of the arts and creativity in innovative engineering and is proud to support the region’s talented musicians.

In recognition of the need to encourage more young people into engineering, a movement is growing to add the arts to STEM to make STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and maths.)

This is the latest of a number of events that have taken place in partnership with Sage Gateshead, including visits from the Royal Northern Sinfonia and pupils from the In Harmony orchestra at Hawthorn Primary School – known as The Geordie Symphony School.

The choir are part of Sage Gateshead’s Silver programme, which provides a diverse range of musical activities for people over 50.

Dianne Mackay, executive assistant, Reece Group, said: “We would like to thank the choir for their fantastic performance. It was a real treat for staff to enjoy such wonderful music inside Armstrong Works.


“At Reece Group, we believe it is important that the creative side of engineering is celebrated and our partnership with Sage Gateshead provides our staff with opportunities to enjoy a range of musical events.

“Creative thinking is essential to innovation and finding new ideas to solve problems, which is what engineering is all about.”

Listen to their performance of The 12 Days of Christmas Here: Choir Silver Christmas