Newcastle University Choir
This website last updated on: 4 May, 2015 11:00 PM






Celeste Lazarenko*

Celeste Lazarenko

Sunday 17 May at 2.00pm

in the University Great Hall

Conductor Christopher Allan

"Requiem" by John Rutter

"Dirait-on" and “O Magnum Mysterium”

by Morten Lauridsen

and works by Barber, Grandage, and Whitacre


Mozart did not have all the tunes !

Many people associate recent music with discordant sounds.  In the last 30 years, however, many composers have returned to beautiful sounds with gentle dissonances.  Many are writing exquisite melodies, perhaps none more than English composer John Rutter.  His is widely known for his range of beautiful Christmas works, but his gift of melody finds a true home in his ‘Requiem’.  The work is full of delightful melodies, soulful moments and uplifting climaxes – a work you will enjoy hearing!  In a similar way, American composers Morton Lauridsen and Eric Whitacre have written expressive, beautiful and contemplative works. Lauridsen’s setting of O Magnum Mysterium is perhaps one of the most recorded choral works of the last 30 years, so highly is it revered.  Don’t let the idea of ‘Modern Masterpieces’ lead you to believe the music won’t be delightful – we can guarantee that!

[* Click here for more about the outstanding talent of Celeste Lazarenko]

Celebrating 50 Years of the University of Newcastle

New - April 2015
(pdf, 444 kb)
New - May 2015
(pdf, 368 kb)



Newly Released

Newcastle University Choir CD

( Recorded in Christ Church Cathedral )

  • New - 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, Indigo Books (521 Hunter St. Newcastle - near Union St), or at our concerts, or by calling (02) 4954 8781.



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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