Choir of Newman College Concert Series





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 1

Sunday, May 15, 3:00pm
The Chapel of the Holy Spirit, Newman College

Laudate Dominum –
Music for Choir and Wind Band


Johann Michael Haydn Hieronymus Mass
Franz Josef Haydn St Anthony Chorale
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Laudate Dominum KV 339
Franz Schubert Deutsche Messe D 872

Eighteenth-century Salzburg was famous for its Alpine wind bands.  This concert explores the exquisite, rarely performed repertoire for Choir and classical wind band by the Haydn brothers, Mozart and Schubert.

The Choir of Newman College and The Newman Classical Players with soloists:

Oboes - Kirsten Barry, Owen Watkin
Bassoons - Simon Rickard, Brock Imison


Concert 2

Sunday, September 11, 3:00pm
The Chapel of the Holy Spirit, Newman College

Sure on this Shining Night –
20th-Century choral nocturnes

Samuel Barber Sure on this shining night
Claude Debussy Trois chansons
Frederick Delius The splendour falls on castle walls
Join the Choir of Newman College for a little night music in this concert of shining musical jewels from the twentieth century.
Guest conductor - Patrick Miller
Piano, organ - David Macfarlane


Concert 3

Saturday, November 26, 7:00pm
The Chapel of the Holy Spirit, Newman College

Christmas in Venice

Christmas in Venice conjures up the joy and festivity of the Christmas season in Baroque Venice.  The concert includes an array of sparkling motets and colourful sonatas by Claudio Monteverdi and his successors, Francesco Cavalli and Johann Rosenmüller.

The Choir of Newman College with La Compañia

Tickets: Concerts 1 + 3: $40, $30 (conc.), $15 (students); Concert 2: $35, $25 (conc.), $15 (conc.)
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