Tag Archives: Adamstown Arts

Peace Concert 2019

A celebration of the final declaration of Peace at the end of World War 1.
 Featuring the Pacific Palm Court Orchestra, Sax Blue sax quartet,
 Heather Price, Thomas Traynor, 
all matched to newsreels and letters from the time.

Full admission $35, Concession/Student $30, Child $15, Family $80
Early bird is $5 off any booking made by COB 3 May 2019.
Tickets available online at www.trybooking.com/BAUQO or at the office.

Event Contact for Enquiries
Rod Barnes, Director of Dungeon Big Band
Team Member, Adamstown Arts
0407 002 397

Heather Price


The Pacific Palm Court Orchestra

A jolly group of professional musicians, presenting music with good “tunes” from lots of musical eras and styles. Formed in 2011, the Pacific Palm Court Orchestra has played at concerts, high teas, parties, in fact wherever there is elegant conversation to be had.
Catherine Sheng-Cooper – violin
Ann Hartsuyker – violin
Rod Barnes – clarinet
Jennifer St George – flute
David Cooper – cello
Heather Price – double bass
Mercia Buck – piano

Sax Blue

SAX BLUE sax quartet play a broad range of music from classical transcriptions to jazz tunes and novelty numbers. The group began 20 years ago reveling in the creamy but punchy blend of soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophone sounds. The quartet’s repertoire includes classical transcriptions, jazz standards, contemporary pieces and novelty music, such as that of the Brown Brothers Saxophone group.

The members of the group are Craig Parish (Soprano/Alto saxes), Cameron Harker (Alto), Paul Isaacs (Tenor), Rod Barnes (Baritone). All are members of the exciting Dungeon Big Band.

Sax Blue has played many concerts over the years, including support for the internationally-known Dutch Swing College Band.

Heather Price

The incredibly versatile performer, Heather Price, will step out of The Pacific Palm Court Orchestra to present songs from World War 1 era.

Thomas Traynor

A vital performer in Young People’s Theatre (Hot Mikado), Thomas features here as the voice of Thomas Rogers Jones, a World War 1 soldier from Adamstown, and as community song leader.

Workshops with John Bell – Joyful Voices for Hope & Change!

The inspiring Scottish composer and liturgist John Bell from the Iona Community will be holding workshops in Newcastle in May. Wednesday 29 May – Evening Lecture 7.30pm ‘Faith, Arts & Social Justice’. Thursday 30 May – A day Seminar. Morning: Music of the Iona Community Afternoon: Music of the Global Church Book tickets online through… Continue Reading

Workshops with Donna Mulhearn – Action from Contemplation

Donna Mulhearn contemplative Pilgrim and Storyteller practices a spirituality of action and contemplation including Christian Meditation, walking Labyrinths, living simply and the odd act of nonviolent civil disobedience! Featured on ABC’s Australian Story program, her book, Ordinary Courage (2010), recounts her experience as a human shield in Iraq, She is co-creator of Blue Labyrinth Bush Retreat and… Continue Reading

Civil Thrill Gig

The [Y] Project, the youth-run not for profit organisation raising funds for local and international social justice issues have returned with Civil Thrills. Civil Thrills is an all ages music event promoting up and coming artists whilst raising awareness and funds for organisations supporting communities in need. The next Civil Thrill gig is Saturday 4… Continue Reading

Sing Along to the Shows – SONG and DANCE!

The next Sing Along to the Shows will celebrate the pleasure of singing and dancing, with show tunes all about SONG and DANCE! It will also mark the 120th birthday of the great movie dancer, Fred Astaire. The songs will include Cheek to Cheek, I Could Have Danced All Night, Do-Re-Mi, Begin the Beguine, I’ve… Continue Reading

A Viennese Afternoon Tea

Lake Macquarie Music Society presents – A VIENNESE AFTERNOON TEA – with the Pacific Palm Court Orchestra. An afternoon of elegance & charm. Relive Viennese Cafe Society where people meet, love, and sway to the music. Enjoy the food, drink champagne, & come dressed for the occasion. Prizes for the most elegant or outrageous outfits.… Continue Reading

Singing Ourselves Home – A workshop exploring singing for those on the thresholds of life

Singing at bedsides is an ancient practice that we have almost forgotten. To be remembered, valued and cherished is a sacred act of love. Come and learn songs that calm, comfort & reassure, those who are struggling to live with illness, dying or grief. Imagine a world where all life’s thresholds may be honoured with compassion… Continue Reading

April Lo-Fi

Lo-Fi is a collective of musicians working together to cater to the all ages music scene in Newcastle. Supporting local music by providing a safe space for musicians and artists to perform using top of the range equipment. Band lineup announcement coming soon! More info at: facebook.com/lofi.dungeon Continue Reading

Friday Flea Market

Presented by the Earth Guardians Newcastle. Grab your reusable bags and fill up at Friday Flea. Preloved items, art and plants available for purchase. Dinner and a raffle will take place throughout the event alongside live music. Proceeds from the event will be donated to The Wilderness Society. More info at: facebook.com/earthguardiansnewcastlensw Continue Reading

Hunter Singers Concert

Hunter Singers are an acclaimed community choir in the Hunter showcasing the incredible voices and talent of our Hunter High School Students. The next Hunter Singers concert is Sunday 7 April from 2pm – 4pm in the Church Auditorium. More details of the event will be announced soon on our website and at: facebook.com/huntersingers Purchase tickets… Continue Reading

– Our church meets on the traditional lands of the Awabakal people, and we pay our respect to elders both past and present –