The Choir’s Concert Series comprises three concerts per year held in the magnificent acoustics of the Chapel of the Holy Spirit and the College Dining Hall. Highlights of past concert series have included Christmas at Versailles, a dinner-concert in collaboration with Maggie Beer, a reconstruction of J.S. Bach’s lost St Mark Passion, three productions of Medieval plays, a performance of Tallis’s forty-voice Spem in alium, and a number of projects in combination with exponents of Early Music and World Music.
Concert No. 2 TEA FOR TWO, Sunday, September 14, 3:00pm in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit, Newman College Tea for Two matches songs from the golden era of Cole Porter and George Gershwin with songs from seventeenth-century England. Some of the classics featured in Tea for Two include 'Over the Rainbow', 'Night and Day', 'Autumn Leaves', 'Moon River' and 'Summertime'.
Concert No. 3 THE NIGHTWATCHMAN, Saturday, November 29, 7:30pm in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit, Newman College A program of Bach cantatas depicting the Nightwatchman as he searches the horizon for the promised return of the Messiah. The Choir of Newman College is accompanied in The Nightwatchman by the Newman Baroque Orchestra, an ensemble handpicked from Australia's leading exponents of period instruments.
On Ascension Day each year the Doge of Venice and his entourage would ride in a solemn procession of vessels to the entrance of Venice’s lagoon to perform the Sposalizio del Mare (Marriage to the Sea) ceremony.