A History of the Newcastle People's Chorus
Choral singing with political commitment and social justice
How did it start?The key question is not who started it, but what started it. At a general level, the short answer is: the collective and historical experience of the working class and its associated movement in the Hunter Valley and beyond. Though precious little of the early period was recorded, it was enough to spark the imagination of a few crucial people. Two incidents may help to illustrate this.