About Newcastle City Choir

Newcastle City Choir was established in 1954.  Originally it was a semi-professional choir with a membership of 130 choristers.  In its early years, performances included major choral works such as Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah and the Brahms Requiem.  More recently the choir has been a performing group of 30 members and, amongst a range of other performances, presented Vivaldi’s Gloria.  As part of its commitment to give back to the community, it gives concerts in local aged care facilities and supports local civic events. Last year the choir also participated in The Shirley Moxey Concert and The Festival Of Choirs.



Mayfield Uniting Church Hall      29 Highfield Street Mayfield NSW 

First Wednesday each month at 7:00pm 

If you love to sing, join us in an open rehearsal followed by supper. 
The repertoire is wide-ranging and fun. 

Our community activities include: 
 * Monthly concerts at care facilities  * Fund-raising choral concerts  * One major concert each year
* Newcastle Anzac Day and Battle of the Coral Sea celebrations   * Christmas events  

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Newcastle City Choir Concert 

An Afternoon of International Song was held Sunday 15 September at Adamstown Uniting Church 

Newcastle City Choir Inc under the experienced and transforming baton of Leanne Sampson presented songs from their new repertoire. Captivating and beautiful harmonies from composers as diverse as Verdi and Byrd, Saint-Saens and Bortinianski, Dvorak and Mozart.  

Newcastle City Choir was established in 1954 and has an unbroken history of performances. Our community activities include monthly concerts at care facilities, fund-raising and participation in civic ceremonies. We present one major concert each year as well as Christmas events. Musical Director Leanne Sampson brings huge overseas experience as conductor and artistic director to choirs in France in addition to being an accomplished accompanist, teacher of piano and vocal coach. She has a vast knowledge of the classical choral repertoire and is a talented singer who is able to give the pitch to all voice types. Accompanist Bronwyn MacRitchie has wide ranging experience in Australia as accompanist for choirs, instrumentalists, eisteddfods and examinations. Our weekly rehearsals are challenging and fun. If you love to sing, join us in open rehearsal followed by supper the first Wednesday night of each month.

The Shirley Moxey Memorial Concert - 20 June 2019 


For almost 20 years a memorial choir's concert in memory of Shirley Moxey. 

All proceeds from the concert support projects for 'in need' women, children and communities globally. 

Choirs preforming: Newcastle City Choir, Under Construction Choir, Waratah Male Voice Choir, Waratah Ensemble

Recent event in Kurri Kurri  

President Louise Clayton-Jones and Accompanist Bronwyn MacRitchie with
NSW Governor, General David Hurley and Mrs Hurley
at a recent World War I armistice commemorative event in Kurri.Kurri

2018 Newcastle Volunteer Service Awards 

Bill Hawkins with Sharon Claydon MP, Federal Member for Newcastle at the 2018 Newcastle Volunteer Service Awards. Bill is a long time choir member and served as choir secretary for 13 years. In addition, Bill has an incredible 60 years of community volunteering behind him.  

Bill Hawkins with choir president Louise Clayton-Jones at the Newcastle Volunteer Service Awards.

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