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A Stunning Global Celebration of Joy!


On Saturday 17 August at 2.30pm at the Gosford Anglican Church, members of the Central Coast Youth Orchestra (CCYO) will be accompanying the Central Coast Philharmonia Choir in their next concert, featuring Dan Forrest’s Jubilate Deo.

Written in 2016, ‘
Jubilate Deo brings to life the global aspect of the traditional Psalm 100 text, “O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands,” by setting it in seven different languages and drawing from a wide spectrum of musical influences. Each movement combines some characteristics of its language-group’s musical culture with the composer’s own musical language. Movements include liturgical Latin, intertwined Hebrew and Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, Zulu, Spanish, Song of the Earth (untexted), and a closing movement combining several of these languages with English. The result is a stunning global celebration of joy, as all the earth sings as one, “omnis terra, jubilate!” ‘(

The CCYO, which performs regularly at community events, comprises the top strings, brass, woodwind, percussion and stringsplayers on the coast. Past players have graduated to Symphony Central Coast and the Australian Youth Orchestra.

The Central Coast Philharmonia Choir was formed over 50 years ago and sings a range of repertoire, from classical to contemporary compositions. Jubilate Deo will be the second of Dan Forrest’s compositions the choir has sung. Last year the choir performed the Australian premiere of his work Requiem for the Living.

Outstanding young soprano, Hannah Greenshields, and world-class alto, Anne Haslem, will perform the solo parts of the work, accompanied by the brilliant Lilli Naulu on piano – all under the baton of dynamic conductor Patrick Brennan, Artistic Director and CEO of the Central Coast Conservatorium.

Emerging young soprano Jessica Carter will also perform at the concert.

It’s a new work, based on an ancient text: the concert promises to be a wonderful community musical celebration. 

Be inspired!

Saturday 17th August, 2.30pm   |  
Christ Church Gosford Anglican Church 3 Mann Street Gosford

Tickets:  Adult $30 Concession $27 Child/student $10   
Available from choir members, at or at the door

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The Central Coast Conservatorium operates to NSW Department of Education School Gazetted Term dates

Term 1
Tuesday 28/1 to Thursday 9/4 
(Saturday Strings concludes 4 April)

Term 2
Monday 27/4 to Saturday 4/7 
(Saturday Strings concludes 27 June)

Term 3
Monday 20/7 to Saturday 26/9 
(Saturday Strings concludes 19 September)

Term 4
Monday 12/10 to Saturday 19/12
(Saturday Strings concludes 12 December)

Mission Statement

We seek to inspire our Central Coast community to engage in and value music as an integral part of life through comprehensive music education and artistic endeavour.