Welcome to St. James’ and St. Basil’s Church, Fenham. On the outskirts of Newcastle Upon Tyne, J’s and B’s is a magnificent venue for music making, and we are working hard to make the church a musical hub for our region. Come and enjoy our Concert Series (Master Musicians, Jazz, Pipe Organ, Local Hero’s). Listen to one of our amazing Choirs.
WHAT’S ON AT J’S AND B’S?
Also known as Saturday Classics, Master Musicians hosts piano, violin and guitar recitals by classical performers from all around the world. Come and enjoy these amazing Concerts at J’s and B’s, demonstrating our kawai grand piano at it’s best!
JAZZ AT J’S AND B’S
In 2019 we featured two national poll winners. Alan Barnes won top place for alto sax in the British jazz awards and Zoe Gilby for best vocalist in the Parliamentary jazz awards! The Thursday program for Jazz at J’s and B’s will be posted here soon.
Come and hear the stunning 1931 Walker Organ (restored David Wood, 2016) in this glorious church. We are also delighted to be to be hosting the Wethringsett Tudor Style Organ (2020 / 2021)
The local heroes concert series offers the opportunity to hear our region’s fine musicians. More information to follow.
J’S AND B’S SINGERS
St James’ and St Basil’s Singers known as J’s and B’s Singers is an ‘open to all’ choir that meets on Monday evenings at the church. This group will sing secular and non-secular choral works with a focus on classical music in the ideal acoustic of J’s and B’s. Music Director Simon Davies-Fidler
Fenham Ensemble is a chamber choir for the north east of England, based in the west end of Newcastle and directed by Simon Davies-Fidler. If you are interested in becoming a member of the group email Simon Davies-Fidler, music director at J’s and B’s
Sanctuary voices brings together existing choirs and singers under the guidance of Charles Wooler. Charles is the resident organist at J’s and B’s. Sanctuary voices provide choral support to St. James’ and St. Basil’s Church on the third Sunday of each month
VOICES OF HOPE
Voices of Hope has built a national and international reputation since it was formed in 2011. The J’s and B’s Quartet is an offshoot of Voices of Hope, providing musical support for Church services at St. James’ and St. Basil’s on the first Sunday of the month. The quartet have also helped us to develop our new online Church services.