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Newcastle Music Festival 2019 | You, Me & The Wide Open Sky

17 August 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST

Tickets: Adult $30 | Concession $25 | School or university student $15

‘You, Me and the Wide Open Sky’ will be a concert featuring Australian choral composers who have found a descriptive style which reflects our vast continent. Showcasing works by well known Australian composers such as Iain Grandage, Dan Walker & Michael Atherton with an arrangement of ‘Waltzing Matilda’ by Ruth McCall. In addition, the choir will be thrilled to present a new commission by celebrated composer Elena Kats-Chernin. Our special guest will be flautist Sally Walker.

Newcastle University Choir presents a concert of Australian works celebrating the wide open spaces of our beautiful country. Works to be performed include by Grandidge, McCall, Walker and others and featuring the premiere of our commissioned work ‘Magic Voices’ by Elena Kats-Chernin.


  • Christopher Allan | conductor
  • Sally Walker | flute
  • Erin Sweetman | piano
  • Newcastle University Choir

Program includes:

  • Ruth McCALL | Waltzing Matilda
  • Elena KATS-CHERNIN | Magic Voices
  • Works by Iain Grandage, Dan Walker and Michael Atherton


Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle
52 Church Street
Newcastle, NSW 2300 Australia
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