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Taconic Opera Celebrates its 20th Anniversary with the World Premiere of a New Opera!

A comedy about the crazy world of opera plus the trials and tribulations of running an opera company – straight from the horse’s mouth!

Taconic Opera is excited to announce that it will open its 20th season with the premiere of a new opera buffa, In bocca al lupo, with libretto and music by the company’s General and Artistic Director, Dan Montez.  Loosely translated as the opera equivalent of Break a leg!, it is the highly amusing story of a buffoon trying…

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Added by Angela Usobiaga on October 8, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

Taconic Opera Celebrates its 20th Anniversary with an Extraordinary Gala!

Taconic Opera - now in its 20th season!!! - and past recipient of the Arts Organization of the Year Award in Westchester County, will hold its annual fundraiser Gala on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at 7:00 pm at the C.V. Rich Mansion, 305 Ridgeway, White Plains, NY.  All Gala proceeds support Taconic Opera’s exciting 2017-2018 season of events, which will include the world premiere of an opera “buffa” composed by the company’s own General and Artistic…

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Added by Angela Usobiaga on August 30, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

Hudson Chorale (Rehearsals in Pleasantville, NY): New Members Welcomed in September for the Upcoming Season

Hudson Chorale, the area’s largest mixed voice chorus, is welcoming new members in all voice parts (SATB) to join them for an exciting 2017-2018 season that will appeal to choral singers of a wide range of musical preferences. Singer-friendly auditions will begin on Monday, September 11, 2018, by appointment, from 6:00 – 7:00 pm prior to the first rehearsal.  Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings from 7:15 – 9:45 p.m. at the Pleasantville Presbyterian Church, 400…

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Added by Angela Usobiaga on August 27, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Fantastic Festival Concerts at Melbourne International Singers Festival 2017

Melbourne International Singers Festival is proud to present a series of fantastic concerts, featuring a selection of guest choirs and artists!

 An unforgettable experience, not just a Festival #MISF17  These concerts will warm your heart!!!

 

Friday 9th June, from 7pm - Intuitive followed by Acquired Taste, Fed Square

Saturday 10th June, from 8pm - Tobias and the Angel by Jonathan Dove, Fed Square

Sunday…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on June 1, 2017 at 7:48am — No Comments

MEN ALOUD! Melbourne’s most exciting new men’s choir program building positive physical & mental wellbeing for men of all ages

Dr Jonathon Welch AM and the School of Hard Knocks invite you to join MEN ALOUD!

Melbourne’s most exciting new men’s choir program building positive physical and mental wellbeing for men of all ages through singing and friendship.

Rehearsals 21st May, 28th…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on May 14, 2017 at 6:01am — No Comments

Melbourne International Singers Festival 2017

Choirs, individual singers, conductors, composers, and anyone who loves to sing, are all welcome to join this fantastic event!! EARLY BIRD Registrations are open now! Book and pay by 1 April 2017 for our early bird prices. 

Now celebrating its 8th year, the Melbourne International Singers Festival showcases world renowned artists, performers and educators in the magnificent venues in Melbourne's art precinct.

We are thrilled to announce that our guest conductor…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on February 7, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Hudson Chorale (Westchester, NY): New Members Welcomed in September for the Upcoming Season

COME AND EXPERIENCE WHAT ALL THE CHORAL EXCITEMENT IS ALL ABOUT.

Hudson Chorale, the area’s largest mixed voice chorus, is welcoming new members in all voice parts (SATB) to join them for an exciting 2016-2017 season that will appeal to choral singers of a wide range of musical preferences. This is the Chorale's first full season under the artistic direction of Ira Spaulding who joined Hudson Chorale last fall as Interim Music Director.  He was asked to continue as Music Director in…

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Added by Angela Usobiaga on August 15, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Choir of Hard Knocks on their 10th Anniversary ‘Hope and Inspiration’ Tour to Sydney and Melbourne

Laugh, sing along and be inspired by the Choir of Hard Knocks and their joyous music making under the direction of their original Founding Artistic Director Dr Jonathon Welch AM.

Still Inspiring The World … 10 Years On!

Melbourne Street Choir Inc presents

Choir of Hard Knocks

With Founding Artistic Director Dr Jonathon Welch AM

The 'choir that inspired the nation' has performed over 300 concerts in Australia's most prestigious venues and…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on July 16, 2016 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Fabulous performances at the inaugural Brisbane International Singers Festival 2016

Proudly presented by the School of Hard Knocks…..

June 3-5, 2016

Open to all community and school choirs and individual singers with amazing opportunities….

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Friday 3rd June 2016, 8pm

Beyond Hard Knocks Documentary Screening

Following on from the original ‘Choir of Hard Knocks’ documentary

All tickets $10

The Edge, State Library of Queensland,

Stanley Place South…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on May 30, 2016 at 7:11am — No Comments

Kennedy Center and Classical Movements seek choirs from around the world to celebrate President JFK 100th

In collaboration with the Kennedy Center, Classical Movements is proud to announce a joint partnership celebrating the centennial of President Kennedy’s birth with a grand choral celebration of Kennedy’s legacy by inviting choirs from countries that have benefited from the work of the…

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Added by Hinano Ishii on March 30, 2016 at 2:33pm — No Comments

'Sing The World' with Jonathon Welch - tour to New York & Boston in September 2016!

After the stunning success of Sing The World in 2015 award winning Australian choral conductor, singer and composer Dr Jonathon Welch AM invites you to join him on this unique singing trip of a lifetime!

Explore two of the greatest music cities in the world New York & Boston and sing the premiere of the School of Hard Knocks ‘American Prize’ winning STREET REQUIEM!

Tour & package dates/details available.  Email all enquiries to Matt Jones at…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on March 15, 2016 at 6:49am — No Comments

School of Hard Knocks presents fabulous Singers Festivals in Brisbane and Melbourne, June 2016

School of Hard Knocks is excited to present not one but TWO fabulous festivals in Brisbane International Singers Festival (June 3-5) and Melbourne International Singers Festival (June 10-13) in 2016 with the legendary KIRBY SHAW from USA as our headline presenter!

 

Festival registrations on sale from March 1 with great Early Bird specials.

 

We are thrilled to announce that Kirby Shaw from USA - the legendary master of popular, jazz and swing choral…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on February 20, 2016 at 5:06pm — No Comments

Seasons of Love - celebrate Valentine's Day with THECHO!R as they take you on a musical journey of the greatest love songs ever written!

THECHO!R

Founding Artistic Director

Dr Jonathon Welch AM

 

Invites you to come and celebrate VALENTINE'S DAY. Join THECHO!R as they take you on a musical journey of the greatest love songs ever written!

 

Seasons of Love

Sunday 14 February 2016, 3pm – 5.30pm

Fitzroy Town Hall

 

BOOK NOW! Only 200 seats Cabaret style Tables of 10.…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on January 4, 2016 at 3:00am — No Comments

Swing! Into Christmas - the most unique and fun Christmas concert in Melbourne this year.

School of Hard Knocks presents

Swing! Into Christmas

Saturday 12th December 2015, 4pm

 

Melbourne Town Hall

Cnr Swanston & Collins Sts Melbourne

SWING! INTO CHRISTMAS is the most unique and fun Christmas concert in Melbourne this year.

Warm up your vocal chords and shine up your dancing shoes!

School of Hard Knocks artistic directors, Dr Jonathon Welch AM and…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on November 3, 2015 at 5:55am — No Comments

Love Story ‘Manon’ Kicks Off UH Moores Opera Center’s Performance Season

Love Story ‘Manon’ Kicks Off UH Moores Opera Center’s Performance Season

Manon is a simple woman whose journey to the convent takes a romantic detour. She falls in love with the chivalrous Chevalier des Grieux but is seduced by another man’s promise of wealth and security. Her love for Des Grieux endures, but the couple faces even more obstacles along their passionate path.

Audiences can find out what happens to these…

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Added by Mike Emery on October 7, 2015 at 1:27pm — No Comments

UH Concert Chorale Ranked No. 3 Worldwide

UH Concert Chorale Ranked No. 3 Worldwide

The Moores Concert Chorale continues to hit high notes months after earning World Championship honors at the Grand Prix of Nations in Magdeburg, Germany. Based on its captivating performances at that festival, the Chorale is now ranked No. 3 in a recent list of the world’s leading choirs.

Interkultur, an organizer of international choral festivals and competitions…

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Added by Mike Emery on October 7, 2015 at 1:25pm — No Comments

Absolutely Everybody Loves Broadway - School of Hard Knocks first spectacular concert in Brisbane

Absolutely Everybody Loves Broadway

Friday October 9th at 8pm 



Join award winning conductor and singer Jonathon Welch AM in the School of Hard Knocks first spectacular concert in Brisbane, featuring Australian Music Theatre and Opera legends Judi Connelli and Suzanne Johnston, and Tim McCallum (The Voice), for a dazzling evening of Broadway's greatest hits.

Featuring the School of Hard Knocks 'Absolutely Everybody' Brisbane choir and Rhythm of Life…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on October 6, 2015 at 9:14pm — No Comments

Opportunity to take part in the No Excuses! Women’s Choir (Melbourne, Victoria)

No Excuses! Women’s Choir

We are inviting singers and choirs to join the No Excuses! massed Women's Choir, presented by the School of Hard Knocks and the Big West Festival.

Starting Sunday 27th September, 4pm – 6pm at Footscray Hospital 160 Gordon St, Footscray.

No Excuses! is a song…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on September 24, 2015 at 8:49pm — No Comments

Melbourne International Singers Festival 2016

Australia's most exciting Singers Festival is already scheduled for next year!

Queens Birthday weekend 10 – 13 June 2016

 

'An unforgettable experience, not just a festival'

Australia's most exciting singers festival for choirs and individual singers celebrated its 6th year in 2015. The Melbourne International Singers Festival was very proud to present internationally renowned composer, arranger and jazz singer Kirby Shaw in Australia with us for…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on September 4, 2015 at 6:16pm — No Comments

Street Requiem: for those who have died on the street - California premieres

Welcome Ministry, a communal response to poverty, presents the California premieres of

Street Requiem: for those who have died on the street

by Kathleen McGuire, Andy Payne & Jonathon Welch AM

with additional orchestrations by Steven Couch

 

Saturday, Aug 29 - 7pm

Old First Presbyterian Church

1751 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

 

Sunday, Aug 30 –…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on August 25, 2015 at 7:03am — No Comments

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Chants & Psalms -Duruflé Requiem & Chichester Psalms at St John's Church

November 11, 2017 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Lea Singers Concert - Duruflé Requiem and Chichester PsalmsVictoria Longdon - ConductorRebekah Jones - SopranoSammy Cormack- Cook - TrebleGeorge Inscoe - OrganElizabeth Bass - HarpAdrian Bending - TimpaniFrom the most simple melodies and the oldest words comes this evening of strikingly “modern” music. Gregorian melodies and chant texts are the starting point for our colourful journey through musical traditions from Europe and America. A colourful choral journey, taking chants and psalms from…See More
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Taconic Opera Celebrates its 20th Anniversary with the World Premiere of a New Opera!

A comedy about the crazy world of opera plus the trials and tribulations of running an opera company – straight from the horse’s mouth!Taconic Opera is excited to announce that it will open its 20th season with the premiere of a new opera buffa, In bocca al lupo, with libretto and music by the company’s General and Artistic Director, Dan Montez.  Loosely translated as the opera equivalent of Break a leg!, it is the highly amusing story of a buffoon trying to run an opera company.  After 20…See More
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Bath Camerata: The Passing of the Year at Holy Trinity Church

November 25, 2017 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Bath Camerata makes a welcome return to Bradford on Avon to perform in the beautiful acoustic of the newly refurbished Holy Trinity Church. They sing a mixed programme of music including Frank Martin’s Mass for Double Choir, Jonathan Dove’s Passing of the Year, and Ben Parry’s lively arrangement of It Don’t Mean a Thing.
Oct 4
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Collegium Singers Concert - There is Sweet Music at Church of St John the Evangelist

November 4, 2017 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Collegium Singers Concert under Music Director Tomos WatkinsThere is Sweet Music - Choral Music of the British Isles Partsongs and other music of the British Isles on the topic of the nature and its relationship with man. Drawing from the work of Elgar and Britten to present day composers Chilcott, MacMillan and Dove, traditional and modern depictions of nature in music are explored.Concert Link…See More
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Taconic Opera Celebrates its 20th Anniversary with the World Premiere of a New Opera! at Yorktown Stage

October 21, 2017 from 3:30pm to 5:45pm
Taconic Opera is excited to announce that it will open its 20th season with the premiere of a new opera buffa, In bocca al lupo, with libretto and music by the company’s General and Artistic Director, Dan Montez.  Loosely translated as the opera equivalent of Break a leg!, it is the highly amusing story of a buffoon trying to run an opera company.  After 20 years of actually living the story line, who else can better portray the trials and tribulations of the job than Montez.  Two matinee…See More
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Conan Features a Choir on His Show

Conan features the Scala and Kolacny Brothers choir on his TV show.

 

What's next? Are we getting some culture on TV?

 





The all female choir performs…

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Created by SingerLink Apr 23, 2011 at 10:43am. Last updated by SingerLink May 1, 2011.

The Christian West and Its Singers

Here's a review of a great new book "The Christian West and Its Singers" by Jeffery Tucker:



Jeffrey remarks:


"So rather than a review, I say to you, this book exists. Perhaps it has opened a new chapter in history of the study of Christian…
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Created by SingerLink Jun 22, 2010 at 9:08pm. Last updated by SingerLink Aug 29, 2010.

Presentation Mini Master Class





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Working With Singers

Here's a great video on working with singers from I… Continue

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Conversations with Joseph Flummerfelt

Here's a preview of an new book about Joseph Flummerfelt





In Conversations with Joseph Flummerfelt: Thoughts on Conducting, Music, and Musicians, Donald Nally presents a window into the mind and heart of one of America's most celebrated and distinguished choral…
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