Bastille Day Concert 2017

Liberté! Égalité! Fraternité!

Bastille Day, the French National Day, commemorates the storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789, a significant turning point in the French Revolution. Today Le Quatorze Juillet brings military parades, communal meals and fantastic firework displays to remember the principles of freedom, equality and fraternity. Here in Melbourne we raise the roof with rousing and moving songs, an inspiring guest speaker, and great food and drinks. We’d love for you to join us for a concert on July 22!

Musical Performance

In addition to our usual mix of lively, reflective, and beautiful a cappella choral music, we are delighted to be able to present two accompanied works by Gabriel Fauré: the lovely sacred work Cantique de Jean Racine, and the gorgeous orchestral work with choir Pavane, in the piano reduction version.  Both works will be presented in collaboration with local composer and musician, Robyn Murphy.

Guest Speaker

We are also pleased to have Peter McPhee as our guest speaker.  Peter specialises in French history, especially the French Revolution, has published several books on the topic, and is a very lively and entertaining speaker. He will share some fascinating insights about the French Revolution, but with a twist: rather than focussing on events in the capital, we’ll be taken on a tour of the effects in regional areas of eighteenth century France.


The performance will be immediately followed by a generous supper and drinks including delicious cheeses, pastries and other delicious morsels of French cuisine. A range of dietary requirements and preferences is accommodated.

Bonne Fête Nationale!

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Tickets available at the door.

  • Full price: $23
  • Concession: $18 (Seniors, health care cards, student cards)
  • Children: FREE (Aged 12 and under)

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Date(s) - 22/07/2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Northcote Uniting Church
251 High Street,
Northcote, Victoria, 3070