Join Newcastle City Choir!
Come Sing With Us
Newcastle City Choir is a four-part mixed voice choir - Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass.
We rehearse weekly on Wednesday nights from 7 pm to 9 pm.
We rehearse at Mayfield Uniting Church Hall: cnr. Highfield & Kerr Sts.
The choir functions from early February through to late November each year.
We perform both a cappella and accompanied works from the Renaissance,
Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods.
We perform all types of music written in the 20th and 21st centuries including
music that would be described as Art Music; the popular styles of Music Theatre,
Jazz and Gospel; as well as the various styles of Popular Music from the 1940s
through to the present.
We present 2 Major Concerts each focussing on a different style of music. In addition,
we present 2 associated Dress Rehearsal Concerts, 2-3 weeks before each
major concert, for a community organisation.
We help as required with 2-3 Civic Events throughout the year.
And, as an extra for those who are interested, we present a number of weekday concerts at Aged Care facilities throughout the Newcastle & Lake Macquarie region.
Participation in these concerts is NOT an essential requirement of choir membership.
Brief History and Vision
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.
Vision For The Future
There is a wealth of choral repertoire ranging from the 1400s to the present day
and ranging from the work of Classical composers to the songwriters of the 21st
It is the current intention of the choir’s leadership to rebuild an ensemble that is flexible in style,
skilled in ability and full of passion for music, we are supportive of training new members, and are fulfilling for the trained musician and were are known for a standard of excellent performance.
Feel free to just turn up to rehearsal or contact any of the following people for a chat. Click here to go to the contact section, or use the listed phone numbers below:
LOUISE: 4943 6239
JENNY: 0412 150 034