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Elena Kats-Chernin writes for Uni Choir

Elena Kats-Chernin

As a final celebration of the choir’s 40th anniversary in 2017, we have commissioned one of Australia’s most accomplished composers, Elena Kats-Chernin, to write a piece for us. She will select a literary piece from a local writer and set it to music.

A Newcastle Music Festival event:

We will join a large combined choir of adult and young singers to present two works:

Requiem (Gabriel Fauré)

A beautiful work and one of the most popular choral works. Unlike most requiems it is not funereal and Fauré wrote it as a celebration of his father’s life.

St Nicolas (Benjamin Britten)

The story of the legendary life of Saint Nicholas, Bishop of Myra. It paints a dramatically bold portrait of the saint's character, exaggerating the legends and glory that have accumulated over the centuries around Nicholas's story.

  • Sunday 12 August at 2.00 p.m.

Venue to be confirmed.

The Messiah (Handel)

A huge perennial seasonal favourite and one of the greatest choral works ever written to get your Christmas season off to a joyous start.

  • Sunday 9 December, 2.00 p.m.

Great Hall, University of Newcastle


Newcastle University Choir Cacophony Newsletter
Recent - November 2017
(pdf, 505 kb)


Christ Church Cathedral was a glorious space to present our Atmospheres concert in May. Under the baton of Christopher Allan, a capacity audience enjoyed music presented by the choir, pianist Erin Sweetman and cellist Anthea Scott-Mitchell.



Newcastle University Choir CD

Recorded at Christ Church Cathedral

Newcastle University Choir Encore CD

  • Encore - Listen to the Free samples of our music, tracks 1, 3, 9, 12, and 13.
    If you like what you hear, you can buy the CD at the Co-op Bookshop on campus and at our concerts,
    or by calling (02) 4944 7010.


Welcome and thank you for visiting the website of Newcastle University Choir Inc.

We are a choir of community members, academics and students of the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.

Our core business is choral music, and we present three or four concerts per year, mostly at the Great Hall on the University Campus at Callaghan. A feature of our work is collaboration with local musical groups including choirs, bands, orchestras and the Newcastle Conservatorium of Music.

We look forward to seeing you at our next concert, and sharing the experience of good music.

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