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Tuesday August 2018

6. From the Highlands – Chris Duncan and Catherine Strutt in concert

August 7, 2018 @ 5:30 am
Adamstown Arts – Adamstown Uniting Church, 228 Brunker Rd
Adamstown, NSW 2289 Australia

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Join this Aria-Award winning duo for a night of Scottish brilliance – Chris Duncan and Catherine Strutt have built an impressive international reputation for their outstanding playing and innovative arrangements of Scottish fiddle music.

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11. Elena Xanthoudakis in Concert

August 11, 2018 @ 5:30 am
Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium, Cnr Laman Street, Auckland St,
Newcastle, NSW 2300

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Stunning bel canto soprano Elena Xanthoudakis is joined by David Rowden and Maria Raspopova from the acclaimed Omega Ensemble in a program of works by Spohr, Mendelssohn, Poulenc, Bellini including Schubert’s Shepherd on the Rock.

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14. Songs from the Front

August 12, 2018 @ 12:30 am
Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium, Cnr Laman Street, Auckland St,
Newcastle, NSW 2300

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In this unique event popular songs from the time of the Great War mingle with stories of Novocastrian soldiers who gave their lives for their country. Thanks to the research of historian Bronwyn Law, the music comes from a collection of sheet music brought home from the war interspersed with stories of Novocastrians who gave their lives for their country.

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15. Unsent Love letters: Tamara-Anna Cislowska in Concert

August 12, 2018 @ 5:30 am
Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium, Cnr Laman Street, Auckland St,
Newcastle, NSW 2300

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Tamara-Anna Cislowska is one of Australia’s most successful and best-loved musicians, a one-time winner and seven-time nominee in Australia’s ARIA-Awards, and a recording artist for labels including Deutsche Grammophon, ABC Classics and Naxos.

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16. Festival Choir in Concert

August 13, 2018 @ 12:30 am
Christ Church Cathedral, 52 Church St
Newcastle, NSW 2300 Australia

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After the success of last year’s inaugural performance, the Festival Choir returns, this year performing two major works from the choral repertoire – Britten’s rich St Nicolas and Fauré’s sublime Requiem.

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17. Brad Cooper Sings Kabarett!

August 14, 2018 @ 5:00 am
Adamstown Arts – Adamstown Uniting Church, 228 Brunker Rd
Adamstown, NSW 2289 Australia

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Take a journey back in time and let Brad’s gorgeous voice and dynamic stage presence infuse your senses with the seductive atmosphere of a stunning Berlin ‘Kabarett’ Club.

From the Wartime hits of Coward & Novello, the hilarity of the Comedian Harmonists, via the tumult of Berlin, through Vienna’s Golden Age, to the irreverence of today, KABARETT! is a celebration of wild electric decadence and dangerously dark humour.

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18. Jazz Up Late

August 14, 2018 @ 7:00 am
Adamstown Arts – Adamstown Uniting Church, 228 Brunker Rd
Adamstown, NSW 2289 Australia

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With a flair for jazz standards and colourful, expressive and versatile vocals, Elena Andrews is making a name for herself in the UK. She joins the fabulous Terence Koo Trio in this late night performance of standards and jazz classics.

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20. Bach and Friends

August 15, 2018 @ 10:30 pm
Christ Church Cathedral, 52 Church St
Newcastle, NSW 2300 Australia

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The colours of Christ Church Cathedral’s organ come to life in this program that includes the music of Bach and Vivaldi, and closes with Liszt’s full-throttle extravaganza in homage to Bach. Along the way, we come near to the end of our journey through Bach’s Art of Fugue.

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22. Beyond Time

August 17, 2018 @ 5:30 am
Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium, Cnr Laman Street, Auckland St,
Newcastle, NSW 2300

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Composed in 1941 while Messiaen was in a prisoner-of-war camp, the Quartet for the End of Time is a musical expression of hope and mysticism.  Evocative music of JS Bach and David Banney set the mood in this concert by Festival Artists-in-Residence, the highly acclaimed Omega Ensemble.

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25. Deborah Humble Masterclass

August 18, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Adamstown Arts – Adamstown Uniting Church, 228 Brunker Rd
Adamstown, NSW 2289 Australia

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Deborah Humble makes a welcome return to the Festival as she works with aspiring young singers in a masterclass.

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26. Love Notes: I’ll Sing Yours if You’ll Play Mine

August 19, 2018 @ 12:30 am
Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium, Cnr Laman Street, Auckland St,
Newcastle, NSW 2300

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When two composers join forces on stage, anything is possible!  Baritone Michael Lampard and pianist Ross Fiddes perform each other’s song cycles, along with music of Bach, Beethoven, Verdi and Cole Porter.

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27. Habanera

August 19, 2018 @ 5:30 am
Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium, Cnr Laman Street, Auckland St,
Newcastle, NSW 2300

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Festival favourite Deborah Humble is one of Australia’s most successful musicians, appearing in opera houses and concert halls throughout the world. Deborah is joined by guitarists Andrew Blanch and Ariel Nurhadi, and pianist Amanda Neale, in a concert centred on the exotic colours and rhythms of Spanish songs.

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