Festival Pass Eligible Events

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Tickets are available online up to 40 minutes prior to the start of each concert (except Festival Passes – see below*) or at the door from 40 minutes before the starting time of each concert.

*Any tickets purchased as part of a Festival Pass must be purchased before 11:59pm on the 31st July to ensure you receive your tickets in time.

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

    Purchase tickets Performers Chris Duncan (violin), Catherine Strutt (piano) Chris Duncan and Catherine Strutt in concert appearance in the Festival is supported by Waterford Accountants + Financial Services   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

    August 6 @ 7:30 pm at Adamstown Arts – Adamstown Uniting Church
  • 11. Elena Xanthoudakis in Concert

    Purchase tickets Performers Elena Xanthoudakis (soprano), Omega Ensemble members: David Rowden (clarinet), Maria Raspopova (piano)   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.   Program Spohr –

    August 10 @ 7:30 pm at Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium
  • 14. Songs from the Front

    This concert is presented by TAFE NSW Purchase tickets Performers Christopher Allan (baritone), soprano TBA, Erin Sweetman (piano)   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

    August 11 @ 2:30 pm at Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium
  • 15. Unsent Love letters: Tamara-Anna Cislowska in Concert

    Purchase tickets Performers Tamara-Anna Cislowska (piano)   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.   Program UNSENT LOVE LETTERS Bach/Busoni I call to thee Lord Jesus Christ Chopin/Liszt My

    August 11 @ 7:30 pm at Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium
  • 16. Festival Choir in Concert

    This concert is sponsored by Hip Pocket Purchase tickets Performers Elena Xanthoudakis (soprano), Brad Cooper (tenor), Christopher Allan (baritone) Newcastle University Choir, Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Hunter Singers, Waratah Girls Choir, Waratah Ensemble, Festival Choir, Echology, Christ Church Camerata, Newcastle Strings. Kim Sutherland and Philip Matthias (conductors)   After the success of last year’s inaugural performance, the

    August 12 @ 2:30 pm at Christ Church Cathedral
  • 17. Brad Cooper Sings Kabarett!

    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.

    August 13 @ 7:00 pm at Adamstown Arts – Adamstown Uniting Church
  • 18. Jazz Up Late

    This concert is sponsored by Lexus of Newcastle   Purchase tickets Performers Elena Andrews (vocals), Terence Koo Trio   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

    August 13 @ 9:00 pm at Adamstown Arts – Adamstown Uniting Church
  • 20. Bach and Friends

    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.

    August 15 @ 12:30 pm at Christ Church Cathedral
  • 22. Beyond Time

    This concert is sponsored by Lexus of Newcastle   Purchase tickets Performers Omega Ensemble: Véronique Serret (violin), David Rowden (clarinet), Paul Stender (clarinet), Maria Raspopova (piano)   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

    August 16 @ 7:30 pm at Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium
  • 25. Deborah Humble Master class

    Deborah Humble makes a welcome return to the Festival as she works with aspiring young singers in a masterclass. The appearance of Deborah Humble in the Festival is supported by Dr Bruce Caldwell Purchase tickets Performers Singers wishing to participate in the masterclass should apply by email to either jennifer@barnesmusic.com.auor newcastlemusicfestival@gmail.com to be considered (to sing in the

    August 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at Adamstown Arts – Adamstown Uniting Church
  • 26. Love Notes: I’ll Sing Yours if You’ll Play Mine

    Purchase tickets Performers Michael Lampard (baritone), Ross Fiddes (piano)   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.     Program JS BACH                     Contrapunctus IV (from The Art of Fugue, BWV

    August 18 @ 2:30 pm at Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium
  • 27. Habanera

    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.

    August 18 @ 7:30 pm at Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium