Newport Community Choir
The Newport Community Choir started up in October 2008 and has been going strong since then, rehearsing regularly and performing at local venues.
Come along, join us and experience the fun of singing with others in a supportive environment. There are no auditions, just join in and have a go! There is a place in this choir for everyone – whether you have a little experience as a singer, a lot or none at all. We perform regularly at NFFC events and other community gatherings..
Choir leader: Alan Davies
Since first joining a choir in 1999, Alan has sung in choirs large and small and has led singing workshops for schools and festivals. Along with his musical skills, Alan has developed a passion for choral singing and a firm belief that singing is for everyone.
About the choir - video and audio
'Curlews Fly' video
We made this video during the 2020 lockdown, for World Migratory Bird Day.
Our current repertoire includes:
The Big Rock Candy Mountains - an old-timey hobo's song from the USA
Istanbul (Not Constantinople) - a bit of fun from They Might Be Giants
Make You Feel My Love - one of Bob Dylan's most popular songs
Pigogo - a South African song from the Children of Agape
Flyway - A beautiful song about the migration of the Red-Necked Stint, by local composer Fiona Price
John Brown's Body - one of the best-known of all American folk songs, for good reason
Stay With Me - a Taizé hymn, sung in English and German
L'eguaglianza - an Italian workers' song from the 1930s
Wednesday evenings 7:30 - 9:00pm.
Our terms are generally the same as school terms.
See calendar below for exact dates.
Rehearsals are held at the Newport Community Hub, 13 Mason St, Newport. Enter via the Library entrance, off Paine Reserve
Group singing is a high-risk activity for transmission of Covid-19. Our rehearsal hall is equipped with effective air-conditioning and we space out as much as possible, but there is still a risk.
Please don't attend if you have Covid symptoms or you have been in contact with someone who has Covid.
11-week term: $100
10-week term: $90
9-week term: $80
Not sure? Come along for a free try-out rehearsal.
Call Alan Davies on 0401 357 454 or email him.
You can pay your Term 1 2024 fee here...
Term fee is $70 (8 week term).
You can also make a late payment for Term 4 2023.
Before you pay, please read the message below.
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Songs for practice
(There's one annoying feature of these music players - when you get to the end of your part, it will automatically play the next one - e.g. for Sops it will go on to the Alto part. Sorry, haven't been able to turn this off. Try to stop it or go back to the start before it gets to the end of the track.)