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 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.

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

    Purchase Tickets 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.

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

    Purchase Tickets 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.

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

    Purchase Tickets 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.

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

    Purchase Tickets 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.

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

    Purchase Tickets 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

    Purchase Tickets 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.

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

    Purchase Tickets 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

    Purchase Tickets 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.

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

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

    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 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.

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

    Purchase Tickets 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