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Newcastle Conservatorium comes to Dungog with 'Showcase Sundays at the James'

Starting on 1 May 2016, a series of four concerts will be held at the James Theatre, Dungog, presented to showcase the performers of the Newcastle Conservatorium of Music.

Friends of the James Theatre will be hosting ‘Showcase Sundays at the James’ at 2pm, on each of 1 May, 5 June, 3 July and 7 August. The Newcastle Conservatorium will present a different concert each month, with brass, piano, choral works and strings. As part of each concert, some young local Dungog musicians will also be given the opportunity to perform.

“The James Theatre is more than a cinema, it’s the perfect venue for live music”, said Howard Glenn, from Friends of the James Theatre.

“We’re delighted to partner with the Newcastle Conservatorium of Music to present up and coming performers, from the wide range of music studied at the Con.”

“The first Sunday afternoon of the month will be a great opportunity for young and old to enjoy quality concerts that are rare to see in our town.

The Director of the Newcastle Conservatorium of Music, Mr John Kellaway, said that the concert series provided a way of showcasing their students and the programs offered at the Conservatorium, and giving students much needed experience at performance.

“We will be presenting a wide range of quality musical performance to the Dungog audience”, Mr Kellaway said.

The Showcase concert series includes:

  • Sunday 1 May – Choral Favourites
  • Sunday 5 June – Brass Quintet – Great American Songbook
  • Sunday 3 July – Keyboard classics
  • Sunday 7 August – String Showcase

Each concert will start at 2pm, and comprise two 40 minute sets with a 20 minute intermission. Prices for each concert are $15 for adults, $10 children under 16, and $40 for a family pass of two adults and two children.

Tickets for the concerts are available online at or at the online booking office

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