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Song Dedication

Central Coast Chorale is offering audience members the gift of song at Swoon. 


Choose a song to enjoy yourself or dedicate to a loved one. Donations from $50 are accepted which contributes to the ongoing development of Central Coast performers and composers.


To select your song, purchase a donation ticket online when you purchase your concert ticket and email Shayne with your request for inclusion in the program.


There is one song per donation and once the song is dedicated it will be highlighted.

Song List

Presented in alphabetical order, not performance order.

Amazing Grace

Bist du bier mir

Cantique de Jean Racine

Clare Benediction

Dubist die Ruh 

Eleanor Rigby

In Paradisum (Chant)

Into My Arms

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

Love Changes Everything

O Salutaris

Pie Jesu

Psalm 23

Tears in Heaven

The Flower Duet from Lakme

The Perfect Love

The Shepherd on a Rock

Two Trees

Veni Creator Spiritus

Wie Lieblich sind deine Wohnungen

You Raise Me Up

Arranged Ed Lojeski


Gabriel Faure

John Rutter

Franz Schubert

Paul McCartney | John Lennon


Nick Cave arranged Shayne Leslie


Andrew Lloyd-Webber

Camille Saint-Saens

Gabriel Faure

Howards Goodall

Eric Clapton

Léo Delibes

Christopher Bowen

Franz Schubert

Christopher Bowen

Hector Berlioz

Johannes Brahms


Brendan Graham and Rolf Loveland arranged Roger Emerson

Swoon | Sacred and Sublime Songs


2.30pm Sunday 29 November

St Patrick's Church, East Gosford

Book online | No booking fee





Central Coast Chorale presents an afternoon of beautiful songs at St Patrick's Church, East Gosford at 2.30pm Sunday 29 November.


After their inspiring and sold-out performance of Mozart’s Requiem in August, the forty-voice Chorale led by music director, Christopher Bowen OAM will change the pace with a program inspired by ABC Classic FM’s Swoon segment.


Bowen says of the program, “Like the well-known radio program, we’ve selected sacred and popular songs that will provide our audience with ‘little parcels of rapture’.”


The first part of the program features sacred music including JS Bach’s Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, Howard Goodall’s Psalm 23 and John Rutter’s Clare Benediction.


Appealing to modern tastes, the second half of the program includes arrangements of Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s Love Changes Everything, Eleanor Rigby by Paul McCartney and John Lennon, Eric Clapton’s Tears in Heaven and Franz Schubert’s Shepherd on a Rock featuring locals Diane Gardiner on clarinet and soprano, Elke Hook.


Australian composers are represented in the program. Bowen contributes two works, Two Trees and a setting of Thy Perfect Love. Shayne Leslie, Wyoming has written an arrangement of Australian singer, Nick Cave’s Into My Arms.


Local sopranos, Elke Hook and Jacqui Binetsky will perform The Flower Duet from Léo Delibes’ opera, Lakmé, well-known for its use in the 1989 British Airways advertisement, and Tiana Dimech will perform Fauré’s timeless Pie Jesu.



Bowen says, “Our program provides an opportunity to welcome new members, especially men, who are looking to improve their singing while enjoying the world’s most beautiful songs.”


Chorale members work hard to maintain their standing as the premier choir on the Central Coast, and has become an important developer of regional artistic talent. Members state that benefiting from Bowen’s impressive expertise and being a part of a learning musical community is what encourages them to continue to strive for excellence.


The Chorale rehearses Wednesday nights in West Gosford. Interested singers can contact Anne Darlington for more information on 02 4307 9355 or email


Tickets are available here or cash at the door. For group bookings, please call Nick on 1300 76 22 38.

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