This is Newcastle’s good music festival. We bring in stunning visiting artists to perform alongside our very excellent local artists as well as provide experience for local students and amateurs in learning from and performing with professionals. In 2019 our innovations include Sensory Concerts for people with sensory issues and joyous concerts by people with intellectual disabilities for the general public.
This year, artists will visit from Sydney, Brisbane, Hobart, and the UK. We will again have the Festival Choir and the Festival Strings.
Visiting artists will include period group The Muffat Collective, Twilight Musical Dialogues, the Australian Romantic and Classical Orchestra, soprano Miriam Allan, tenor Brad Cooper, guitarists Andrew Blanch and Ariel Nurhadi, flamenco with guitarist Damian Wright and Bandaluzia, piano trio the Cumulus Trio, strings of the Friends School Hobart, Sensory Concerts and Perform-Ability.
Local performers include Christ Church Camerata, soprano Georgia Hall, mezzos Deborah Humble and Genevieve Dickson, baritone Christopher Allan, the Dungeon Big Band, Sax Blue, Newcastle Strings and the Waratah Girls Choir.
So, come, partner in the excitement!
Principally, donations will be used to support artists, concert costs, marketing and promotion, as well as administration expenses.