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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.

Twilight Musical Dialogues – Musical Kin – Husband & Wife

Following our 2017 “Five Continents” season which traversed the globe and our 2018 “Musical Luminati” season which embraced passionate musical-thinkers, 2019’s “Musical Kin” explores artistic lives of composers with extensive family trees performed by members of musical families. In this first Musical Kin concert, Husband/Wife Ami Williamson (Singer-Songwriter) and Clemens Leske (Pianist) join Artistic Director,… Continue Reading

NEVE – NOBEL Australia Tour

Adamstown Arts presents NEVE – NOBEL, a conversation in contemporary European jazz. This brilliant duo, Jef Neve (piano – Belgium) and Teus Nobel (trumpet/flugelhorn – The Netherlands), perform a mix of their own lyrical compositions and a selection of jazz standards from, among others, Charlie Parker and Chet Baker, punctuated with stories, musical challenges and… Continue Reading

Four Choirs Concert – Celebrating fine Choral Music

Join us for the ‘Four Choirs Concert’ as we celebrate fine choral music with the Newcastle City Choir, Waratah Male Voice Choir, Under Construction Choir and Waratah Ensemble. Sunday 2 June 2019 Adamstown Uniting Church Entry: $15 adults / $10 conc. (includes afternoon tea) Proceeds from the concert will go to the Shirley Moxey Fund to… Continue Reading

The Wireless Chronicles – Armed & Languorous

An evening of music, stories and crime farce set in the 1940s. Written by local Playwright and Author Maureen O’Brien, delivered with a troupe of 6 players and musicians, all sharing the various voices. Audience participation is encouraged. Although WWII accounted for the first half of the 40’s, our crooks found plenty of innovative ways to turn… Continue Reading

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

Newcastle Strings Winter Concert

Please come and join us to hear all groups of Newcastle Strings perform pieces including Bartok’s Roumanian Folk Dances, Mancini’s Pink Panther and Barber’s Battaglia. For further information see our Newcastle Strings Facebook page. Tickets available at the door: Adults: $14 / Concession: $8 / Family (2 Adults and 2 children): $30. Extra child $5 Continue Reading

All Things New – Book launch party

All Things New by Will Small – Book Launch party. A night of music, spoken word poetry and stories, with special guests Olivia Wolfe and Roje Ndayambaje. Saturday 25 May 7pm in The Dungeon Entry $10/ $5 students. Books available to purchase $20 About Will Small Will Small is a unique and sought after performance… 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

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

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