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Launching Melbourne International Singers Festival 2015

Earlybird Registrations are Now Open!

 

'An unforgettable experience, not just a festival'

5 - 8 June 2015

Queen's Birthday weekend

Now in its 6th year, Australia's most exciting singers festival for choirs and individual singers, is proud to present internationally renowned composer, arranger and jazz singer from USA, here for the first time in Australia, 

Kirby Shaw

along with choir-in-residence,…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on December 15, 2014 at 7:57pm — No Comments

Spectacular Christmas Spectacular 2014 & Street Requiem CD

The beautiful live recording of the WORLD PREMIERE performance of  STREET REQUIEM will be launched at the 'Spectacular Christmas Spectacular' concert at the Melbourne Town Hall, Saturday 13th December 7.30pm.

This exciting new major Australian work conceived by Dr Jonathon Welch AM and written in collaboration with Dr Kathleen McGuire and Andy Payne, is in memory of…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on December 7, 2014 at 6:25pm — No Comments

Beyond Hard Knocks - Australian TV premiere on Sat 15th Nov at 2.15 pm

The long awaited, where are they now documentary, on the extraordinary journey of the original Choir of Hard Knocks members and Founding Director Jonathon Welch AM….8 years on.

Beyond Hard Knocks documentary will have its Australian TV premiere on GEM at 2.15pm (AEDT) Saturday 15th Nov. This will be at 1.45pm (ACDT) in Adelaide.

You can also purchase your own, signed copy of the DVD at www.jonathonwelch.com

Added by Caroline Knaggs on November 11, 2014 at 9:55pm — No Comments

Spectacular Christmas Spectacular 2014!

Book NOW for the best Christmas concert in town!  Proceeds go to support School of Hard Knocks 

School of Hard Knocks presents

Spectacular Christmas Spectacular!

Melbourne Town Hall

Saturday 13 December 2014, 7.30pm



Jonathon Welch Conductor & Compere

Rosamund Illing

Roxane Hislop

Danielle Matthews

Footscray-Yarraville City Band

David Johnstone at…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on November 9, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Absolutely Everybody Loves Broadway - Sun 26th Oct, Melbourne CBD

School of Hard Knocks presents

Absolutely Everybody Loves Broadway

Melbourne Town Hall

Sunday 26th October, 6pm

 

Jonathon Welch AM Conductor & Compere

Judi Connelli & Suzanne Johnston

Hear all your favourite Broadway hits performed by the School of Hard Knocks magnificent 400 voice ABSOLUTELY EVERYBODY massed choir

Footscray Yarraville City Band

Danielle Matthews

Dr Kathleen…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on October 1, 2014 at 7:57am — No Comments

Promoting original choral works.

I'm a composer always looking for new ways to promote my music. I write a lot choral music of varying styles and descriptions. I also write a good deal of instrumental music, although only one symphony to date!

So any new or tried and tested places and ways to promote my music would of great interest….

Added by Peter Willsher on September 28, 2014 at 12:24pm — No Comments

CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED QUEEN – THECHO!R sings for a cure to cancer!!!

Celebrating the timeless music of Freddie Mercury and Queen, THECHO!R presents CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED QUEEN at the Thornbury Theatre on Sat 20th September at 8pm and Sunday 21st September at 2pm.



THECHO!R, created by award winning conductor Dr Jonathon Welch AM in 2009, presents their second SING FOR A CURE concert, supporting the amazing work of the new St Vincent's Cancer Centre in…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on September 8, 2014 at 6:43pm — No Comments

MUSIC IN THE TOURISM

Do you plan to explore new places or countries while remaining creative and productive in your passion or career of music? MUSIC IN THE TOURISM is made for you

The purpose of this journey is to get acquainted with the families of gorillas, and to discover the beauty hidden of the bigger island of forest of mountains of east Africa and Central Africa And to visit also the animals of the savanna While continuing to do your work of music, by being more creative in association with one of…

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Added by Eric Rubayiza on September 3, 2014 at 11:49am — No Comments

Celebrate their 8th birthday with the Choir of Hope & Inspiration!

Melbourne Street Choir Inc presents

Now We Are 8 - It’s time to celebrate with the Choir of Hope & Inspiration!

 

Deakin Edge, Federation Square

Saturday 13th September 3pm & 7:30pm

 

The award winning choir that inspired the nation, Choir of Hope & Inspiration (formerly Choir of Hard Knocks), led by Dr Jonathon Welch AM, celebrates their 8th Birthday with special guests: Internationally acclaimed concert pianist, Hoang Pham, renowned…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on August 10, 2014 at 9:40pm — No Comments

School of Hard Knocks proudly presents a GOSPEL MUSIC WORKSHOP with Dr Rollo Dilworth (USA)

School of Hard Knocks proudly presents a

GOSPEL MUSIC WORKSHOP

with Dr Rollo Dilworth (USA)

  

Sunday 10th August 2 - 5pm

St Peter's Eastern Hill Hall, 15 Gisborne St, Melbourne

  

The School of Hard Knocks is offering a fantastic opportunity to join this gospel music workshop conducted by the brilliant…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on August 2, 2014 at 10:28am — No Comments

Fantastic Program released for the 2014 Melbourne International Singers Festival

You can still register to take part in this wonderful Festival!  

Workshops, rehearsals, masterclasses, conversations and concerts in Melbourne’s magnificent venues including the most prestigious of world class concert halls at Melbourne Recital Centre and the stunning Deakin Edge Theatre at Federation Square.  Highlights include - 

This Is My Life

The music and life of Shirley Bassey

Saturday 7 June, 4pm

The Salon, Melbourne Recital…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on May 28, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Melbourne Choral Eisteddfod 2014 - closing date for registrations extended

Melbourne Choral Eisteddfod

4th – 6th June

 

 ‘An experience, not just a competition’

Dr Jonathon Welch AM, Artistic Director

 

Registration closing date extended to May 25th

Internationally renowned adjudicators & fantastic prizes

 

Primary / Middle School – Wednesday 4th June

Broadway Primary / Middle – Wednesday 4th June

Open Age Community – Wednesday…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on May 11, 2014 at 4:16am — No Comments

JOSEPH FLUMMERFELT MAKES RARE NYC CONDUCTING APPEARANCE WITH THE MANHATTAN CHORAL ENSEMBLE

“Can you imagine living your life as a little note? Always ignored. Always overlooked next to all those big notes.” Thus begins one of Joseph Flummerfelt’s favorite quips, as he fights to give the little notes the attention they deserve. Flummerfelt shared this bit of insight just last week at a rehearsal of the Manhattan Choral Ensemble (MCE) with whom he is preparing a performance of the Brahms Neue Liebeslieder Waltzes, among…

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Added by Sacha Evans on May 7, 2014 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Hallelujah Gospel Chorus - The School of Hard Knocks' exciting new Gospel choir is here!

Hallelujah Gospel Chorus

The School of Hard Knocks' exciting new Gospel choir is here!  The Hallelujah Gospel Chorus is a new un-auditioned choir that is open for everyone over the age of 18 to join.

 

Rehearsals commence Sunday 6th April at 4pm

Rehearsals: 6th, 13th April, 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th May & 1st June

Where: Brenan Hall, St Vincent's Hospital,

Cnr Victoria & Nicholson Streets, Melbourne

When Sundays…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on March 27, 2014 at 3:30am — No Comments

Adrienne Angel Masterclass & Bernadette Peters Q&A!

Adrienne Angel Masterclass

3 Hour Masterclass & Bernadette Peters Q&A!

Supporters of the School of Hard Knocks can purchase Masterclass tickets at a reduced price of only $129! Harmony House Productions will also be donating an additional $10 back to the School of Hard Knocks for each ticket sold via our unique code. ** $20 DISCOUNT with password: SCHOOL **



Adrienne Angel received her musical education at North Carolina's High Point…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on February 27, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

School of Hard Knocks Institute presents Melbourne International Singers Festival and Melbourne Eisteddfod, June 4 – 9, 2014

School of Hard Knocks Institute presents Melbourne International Singers Festival and Melbourne Eisteddfod, June 4 – 9, 2014

 

Australia’s most exciting Singers Festival & Choral Eisteddfod!!

  • World Class Venues
  • Outstanding Vocal, Arranging & Conducting Workshops
  • Performance Opportunities
  • International Artists & Acts

 

Melbourne Choral Eisteddfod 4 - 6 June

Melbourne International…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on February 25, 2014 at 5:18am — No Comments

Join THECHO!R in our fifth anniversary year

THECHO!R, one of Melbourne's most dynamic and musically diverse unauditioned adult choirs, created by Dr Jonathon Welch AM, invites you to join in their 5th Anniversary Year with an exciting range of performance opportunities and amazing repertoire starting on Wednesday January 22, 2014.

2014 will see THECHO!R begin the year leading the "Big Sing" for Melbourne Recital Centre's 5th birthday on Sat Feb 8, followed by special guest appearances in "Game Show" for the inaugural Festival…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on January 21, 2014 at 4:30am — No Comments

My new website www.lukassinger.org

It's my new site. Please visit it. http://www.lukassinger.org

Added by Lukas Gedvila on January 13, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

The Miracle Is Worth The Wait



Yamagata University Craft-Pal 2006 » by simo100)

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Added by Christopher Stewart on September 16, 2013 at 12:29pm — No Comments

Mother Of Pearl



Natural Abalone with conical pearl » by Worldexplorer82)



« Mother Of Pearl» was the last song written in the location where the music for the « The Abode Of The Blessed » EP was composed. Yet, arguably, considering the clear stylistic and thematic distinctions…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on September 2, 2013 at 9:58am — No Comments

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Launching Melbourne International Singers Festival 2015

Earlybird Registrations are Now Open! 'An unforgettable experience, not just a festival'5 - 8 June 2015Queen's Birthday weekendNow in its 6th year, Australia's most exciting singers festival for choirs and individual singers, is proud to present internationally renowned composer, arranger and jazz singer from USA, here for the first time in Australia, Kirby Shawalong with choir-in-residence, multi-award winningThe Australian Voices and Gordon Hamilton Work with international conductors,…See More
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You Are the Music at St. Malachy's - The Actors' Chapel

December 13, 2014 from 8pm to 10:30pm
Schola Cantorum on Hudson Presents:                 Saturday, December 13, 2014 8:00 PM ST. MALACHY’S – THE ACTORS’ CHAPEL239 W 49th St, New York, NY 10019(212) 489-1340 WE HAVE HAD SINGING: 2014-2015 SEASON YOU ARE THE MUSIC                 Works by Sametz, Runestad, Shank, Dickau, Forrest, and more, speak to music as a uniquely powerful catalyst for engaging the divine, engaging each other, even reaching deeper within ourselves. Largely featuring music written within Schola’s 20 seasons (!),…See More
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Spectacular Christmas Spectacular 2014 & Street Requiem CD

The beautiful live recording of the WORLD PREMIERE performance of  STREET REQUIEM will be launched at the 'Spectacular Christmas Spectacular' concert at the Melbourne Town Hall, Saturday 13th December 7.30pm.This exciting new major Australian work conceived by Dr Jonathon Welch AM and written in collaboration with Dr Kathleen McGuire and Andy Payne, is in memory of all those who have died homeless, nameless and innocent on the streets of our cities around the world.Tickets for the Spectacular…See More
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Usdan Center - 12/14 Open House; Full Choral, Vocal Programs at Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts

December 14, 2014 from 11am to 2pm
Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, the nationally renowned summer arts day camp, announces a free Open House for its 48th, 2015 season.  Usdan features, on its 200-acre woodland campus on Long Island, a full program of pop and classical individual and choral singing.  Usdan Center is annually attended by more than 1600 young people ages 6 to 18 from New York City and throughout the Tri-State New York area.  No audition is needed for most programs.  Among the alumni singers are…See More
Nov 24

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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





Maestro…
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Created by SingerLink Sep 29, 2009 at 7:58am. Last updated by SingerLink Aug 10, 2010.

Working With Singers

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

Created by SingerLink Jun 22, 2010 at 9:21pm. Last updated by SingerLink Jun 22, 2010.

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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Created by SingerLink Jun 2, 2010 at 6:55am. Last updated by SingerLink Jun 2, 2010.

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