The Millers Point Song Book set to premiere in Sydney this May

Charles Walton Rocks laneway c 1935Local inner-Sydney history will come alive as The Millers Point Song Book by award-winning Australian composer Joanna Weinberg will premiere at the historic Garrison Church in The Rocks this May.

The Millers Point Song Book is a unique glimpse into the characters which make Millers Point in Sydney so fascinating. Suitable for all ages, this show (which also boasts two new songs by local Millers Point composer Susan Hunt) is a must for anybody wanting an entertaining dive into post-colonial Sydney history.

From the naming of the area in 1833 through multiple changes of management like the Sydney Harbour Trust and the Maritime Workers Board to the exile of the inhabitants of the Sirius Building in 2022, this colourful new show honours past and current local heroes with a rollicking ride through song and story.

Prolific Sydney musical writer Joanna Weinberg (La Luna, The Secret Singer, Pandora’s Bag, Brief Tales, Lifeforce, Every Single Saturday and Goddess, the feature film) is the composer and lyricist of 24 lively and fascinating new historical songs, each a snapshot of this storied neighbourhood.

The piece is sung by a talented cast of 4: Rob Johnson, Megan Walshe, Eliane Morel and Annerose de Jong. Plus local personality James Hart as narrator. They’re supported by three musicians: Paul Miskin on Banjo, Jeremy Cook on Percussion and Michelle Goldman on Piano.

Local community choir, Choir Rocks, will provide a colourful backing under the expert direction of the composer – who is their regular music director and conductor. Costume design is by Gavin Barbey.

Don’t miss the debut of this thrilling and fascinating historical musical!

The Millers Point Song Book will premiere at the historic Garrison Church, 60 Lower Fort Street, Millers Point from 24 May 2024. For more information, visit: for details.

Image: Charles Walton, Rocks laneway (Downshire Street, Dawes Point), c.1935, silver gelatin photoprint, State Library of New South Wales