Mercedes-Benz of Newcastle were proud sponsors of one of the most exciting music events in the North East, Northern Chords.
The festival organised by musician and conductor Jonathon Bloxham, was staged between Sunday 24th May and Saturday 30th May and featured six classical concerts at six iconic venues located throughout the North East.
The sponsorship meant the team at Northern Chords had full exclusive use of a brand new Mercedes-Benz V-Class which was used for the musicians to travel in ultimate luxury between events.
As part of the launch Mercedes-Benz of Newcastle had a special visit from Jonathon Bloxham who brought a 1767 Cello with him, made in Rome by J.Gigli and worth over £250,000. Whilst at the dealership on Scotswood Road, Jonathon said he was grateful for the support the festival has received:
I can’t thank Jeremy and everyone Sytner Mercedes Benz enough for their incredible generous support of Northern Chords 2015. Transport and logistics are always a problem during such festivals and their loan of a beautiful new Viano helped us move our international musicians around the region with ease and in luxurious comfort. For hundreds of years musicians have needed to rely on the generous spirit of patrons and companies to achieve their artistic goals and it is wonderful to be part of the new age example of that relationship.
Head of Business, Jeremy Simpson was pleased to back the event:
We were thrilled to be part of Northern Chords. It was a fantastic local event for the all new V-Class to be associated with. This particular V-Class was the first one to land in the North East so provided a great exposure for this fantastic new Mercedes-Benz product.
The festival was a major success and brought artists together from around the world to play unique concerts to inspire audiences from across the North East.
Pictured left to right: Jonathan Bloxham (Northern Chords Event Organiser), and Jeremy Simpson (Head of Business, Mercedes-Benz of Newcastle)