Going strong since 1976, the Newcastle University Choir is an un-auditioned community choir consisting of community members, academics and students of the University of Newcastle.
The choir's core business is choral music, and they present four or five concerts per year, mostly at the Great Hall on the University's Callaghan campus. A feature of their work is collaboration with local musical groups including choirs, bands, University orchestras and the Newcastle Conservatorium of Music.
This month the choir will be performing Handel's Messiah, with conductor Christopher Allan and soloists Anna Sandstrom, Glenn McKenzie, Paul McMahon and Christopher Richardson. The choir will also be joined by Christ Church Camerata.
While Handel's Messiah is today most often heard during the lead up to Christmas, the original performance was in Dublin in April 1742, as an Eastertide offering.
Ticket prices are $30 for adults, $25 concession and $15 students.
Tickets are available for sale at Macleans Booksellers Hamilton and Music Solutions Warners Bay, online at Stickytickets and the choir's website or by phoning 4954 8781.
WHEN: 2pm Sunday, 21 April
WHERE: The Great Hall
University of Newcastle
Callaghan Campus - see campus map for directions