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Next performance

Wednesday 20 November 2019, 6:30 pm

150th anniversary of 8 Hour Day, 3rd floor, Hunter Unions building, 408 King St, Newcastle.

Next performance

30 November 2019, 7 pm

Red Flag Dinner, Carrington Bowling Club. If you want to eat there, I recommend that you order before 6.


logo The People's Chorus is a union choir with an emphasis on social justice and workers' rights. Its members combine these concerns with a love of singing.

New members are always welcome. We don't have auditions; we consider that enthusiasm is more important than technical training. If you think you might be interested, contact us, or just turn up to one of the Monday night rehearsals and introduce yourself.

The Chorus is now 30 years old and has grown from a small group to a choir with considerable confidence. The third recording, a CD called "They Spoke Eureka's Name", was released in 2010. In the past the Chorus has toured the UK and New Zealand. You can see the Chorus performing in Newcastle throughout the year, as well as two or three times each year in other locations around the country, for example at folk festivals and other celebrations or causes. We have strong links with other union choirs around Australia, which leads to "combined choirs" performances roughly once a year.

Musically, the emphasis is on "a cappella" singing; that is, singing without backing instruments in three or four-part harmony. The repertoire of the Chorus ranges from traditional union songs like "Solidarity Forever", to songs in the Folk tradition such as "If I Were Free", to modern songs like "Power in a Union". The repertoire does of course vary over time, as new songs are introduced and others are retired.

How to find us

  • Email:
  • Phone: People's Chorus 0474 974 700
  • Mail: Newcastle People's Chorus,
    PO Box 45, Hamilton, NSW, 2303

    Rehearsals: Mondays 6-8 p.m. at Level 2, Hunter Unions Building, 408 King Street, Newcastle West. (Map) Entry through Devonshire Street.