About Us

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.

2019 REPERTOIRE FOR CONCERT PERFORMANCES 

Alleluia - William Boyce                                              Alleluia - Mozart 

Amen! Tell it on the mountain -- arranged by Mary McDonald 

Gaudeamus hodie - Butz                                          Hashivenu - Lamentations 5:21 

I am Australian - music by Bruce Woodley & arranged by David Lawrence 

Jesus, ma joie - Bach                                                 Non nobis domine - William Byrd 

Panis Angelicus - Cesar Franck                                Shalom Aleichem - Traditional Jewish 

Signore delle cime - Giuseppe de Marzi                 Steal away - Dvorak arranged by John Leavitt 

Tiebie Poiem - Bortnianski                                       Tollite hostias - Saint-Saens 

Va pensiero (Chorus of the Hebrew slaves) - Verdi 

Vedi! Le Fosche (Anvil Chorus) - Verdi 

We are the choir - based on Schubert’s March Militaire, Opus 51 arranged by Donald Moore

 

2019 REPERTOIRE FOR COMMUNITY CONCERTS IN CARE FACILITIES 

Any dream will do                                                       Australian medley 

Can you feel the love tonight                                    Can’t help falling in love 

Edelweiss                                                                    Hey good looking / Boardwalk 

Java jive                                                                       Love changes everything 

My fair lady medley                                                   My heart will go on 

Oliver medley                                                             Rock around the clock 

Seekers medley                                                         Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious 

Swingin’ on a star                                                      That’s amore 

There’s no business like show business                 You raise me up 

You’ll never walk alone                                             What a wonderful world