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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

Hudson Chorale Welcomes New Music Director and New Members for its Upcoming Season

Ira Spaulding, Interim Music Director

Hudson Chorale is pleased to announce the appointment of Conductor Ira Spaulding as its new Interim Music Director. Spaulding will be replacing Music Director Michael Conley, who has accepted a post as Director of Music Ministries at Calvary Presbyterian…

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Added by Angela Usobiaga on August 11, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

STREET REQUIEM in San Francisco: Sing with Frederica Von Stade for a great cause

Register at http://www.trybooking.com/IEJK to join the chorus this summer in the California premiere performances of STREET REQUIEM, benefiting Singers of the Street (SOS) - a program that enables homeless and marginally housed San Franciscans to express themselves and improve their quality of life by singing in a choir. 

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on June 18, 2015 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Masterclasses with Kirby Shaw - Melbourne, Brisbane & Sydney

School of Hard Knocks & Allans Billy Hyde proudly presents

'Kirby Shaw - A Shaw Thing' master class series

With over 3000 published classic pop and jazz choral arrangements over the past 4 decades, you won't want to miss this opportunity to work with the legendary master choral music arranger and jazz vocalist, Kirby Shaw from the USA in 3 unique workshops for the first time in Australia!

SINGING WITH A SWING

Jazz and scat…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on June 4, 2015 at 2:08am — No Comments

Melbourne International Singers Festival 2015 - Queen's Birthday Weekend

It's not too late to register for this year's Melbourne International Singers Festival.

Don't miss this wonderful event!!! It will be 'an unforgettable experience, not just a festival'

Just some of the Festival highlights are -

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The opportunity to work with conductors, composers and arrangers -  

Dr Jonathon Welch AM and Dr Kathleen McGuire - co-artistic directors of the School of Hard Knocks; Dr Kirby Shaw -…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on May 27, 2015 at 1:14am — No Comments

Boombox - world premiere at Melbourne International Singers Festival 2015

Melbourne International Singers Festival presents

The Australian Voices

World Premiere

 

Boombox

Saturday 6 June 7.30PM

Deakin Edge Theatre, Federation Square, Melbourne

 

NO ROBES.  NO RULES.  NO WORRIES.

An old-school boombox sits on stage; a choir enters, presses play, and a travesty of choral music ensues. The ensemble plays with toy instruments,…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on May 18, 2015 at 9:04am — No Comments

Best of British - Queen’s Birthday Concert at Melbourne International Singers Festival 2015

Melbourne International Singers Festival 2015 presents

Best of British - Queen’s Birthday Concert

Monday June 8 2015, 2.30pm

Deakin Edge Theatre, Federation Square

 

Come and celebrate with a right-royal musical romp and all your favourite Best of British music – including the Beatles, John Rutter’s ‘Gloria’, Rule Britannia, Jerusalem and Land of Hope and Glory!

 

Celebrating…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on May 5, 2015 at 10:07pm — No Comments

Only Women Aloud - women’s project choir, led by Dr Kathleen McGuire

Only Women Aloud  - women’s project choir

 

The School of Hard Knocks is excited to launch the 2015 Melbourne International Singers Festival season of Only Women Aloud, starting Sunday 3rd May.

Only Women Aloud is an un-auditioned women's project choir, which will be led by the brilliant Dr Kathleen McGuire.   

Kathleen has selected an exciting new selection of songs for this project. Only Women Aloud will be…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on April 24, 2015 at 9:44pm — No Comments

Dr Kirby Shaw – presents a Teacher’s Professional Development Day (Melbourne, 4 June 2015)

School of Hard Knocks & Melbourne International Singers Festival present: TEACHER’S PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY

Dr Kirby Shaw, Presenter Thursday June 4, 2015 9:30 am – 3:30pm,

Deakin Edge, Federation Square

BOOK NOW: www.trybooking.com/HOPB

Only $99.00 includes all sessions plus morning and afternoon tea

Work with the most popular arranger in the world!

Kirby Shaw from the United States is a…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on April 21, 2015 at 8:16am — No Comments

Auditions for the Ingenium Academy 2015 are open

This summer we are returning to the beautiful Winchester College (Winchester, UK) for 3 weeks of inspiring music making with talented young musicians from all over the world!

The Ingenium team have been busy organising the 2015 programme, and are delighted to have brought together the most exciting workshops, conductors and…

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Added by The Ingenium Academy on April 20, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Choir Man in Africa – world premiere documentary screening

Choir Man in Africa – world premiere documentary screening

Thursday 16th April, 7.30pm 



CINEMA NOVA 

Level 1, 380 Lygon Street | Carlton 

Known by many as the 'Choir Man' for his multi award winning documentary 'Choir of Hard Knocks'.  Jonathon Welch AM has worked with the homeless, asylum seekers and has run choirs in prisons. 

But now his belief that music can change and save lives is put to the…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on April 16, 2015 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Singing competition

Ever wanted to re-write a masterpiece? Now is your chance! ‪#‎EESC‬ video challenge is back, and this time with music.…

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Added by EuropeInHarmony Video Challenge on February 11, 2015 at 11:11am — No Comments

Street Requiem - Sydney Premiere 2015 - A concert in memory of those who died in Martin Place and Paris.

School of Hard Knocks presents the Sydney premiere of STREET REQUIEM - for those who have died on the street by Kathleen McGuire, Andy Payne & Jonathon Welch

A concert in memory of those who died in Martin Place and Paris.  Funds raised by this event will support beyondblue, the charity chosen by Tori Johnson’s family, the Katrina Dawson Foundation and School of Hard Knocks programs in Sydney.

Saturday 21 February 2015, 8PM

Verbrugghen Hall,…
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Added by Caroline Knaggs on February 7, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Street Requiem – To Remember Those Who Died Homeless

Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 7pm, Dallas City Performance Hall

Downtown Arts District

2520 Flora Street, Dallas

Featuring Credo Choir, Dallas Street Choir, Richland College Chamber Singers

with Special Guests Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano and Jonathon Welch, tenor

Jonathan Palant, conductor

Famed mezzo-soprano, Frederica von Stade will join Credo Choir, the Dallas Street Choir and the Richland College Chamber…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on December 31, 2014 at 1:37am — No Comments

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

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Philly POPS Holds Auditions for Festival Chorus at Philadelphia

September 29, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm
The Philly POPS Festival Chorus is holding auditions for the upcoming 2015-16 season. The Festival Chorus, a 125-voice ensemble, will be performing with the Philly POPS Orchestra in two series: the popular Christmas Spectacular series, December 4-22, under the direction of David Charles Abell, and Broadway’s Greatest Hits, April 15-17, under the direction of Music Director Michael Krajewski in the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall. Auditions will be held on Tuesday, September 29 from 6:00PM to…See More
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Messiah...Refreshed! at Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall

November 29, 2015 from 2pm to 4pm
Jonathan Griffith, DCINY Artistic Director and Principal ConductorHandel: MessiahThomas Beecham/ Eugene Goossens' 1959 Re-Orchestration for full symphony orchestra Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International Christopher Job, Bass Baritone Soloist John McVeigh, Tenor SolosistClaudia Chapa, Mezzo-Soprano SoloistPenelope Shumate, Soprano Soloist DCINY proudly ushers in the holiday season at Carnegie Hall with the fifth annual performance of Thomas…See More
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Street Requiem: for those who have died on the street - California premieres

Welcome Ministry, a communal response to poverty, presents the California premieres ofStreet Requiem: for those who have died on the streetby Kathleen McGuire, Andy Payne & Jonathon Welch AMwith additional orchestrations by Steven Couch Saturday, Aug 29 - 7pmOld First Presbyterian Church1751 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94109 Sunday, Aug 30 – 2pmCongregational Church of San Mateo225 Tilton Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401 Dr Kathleen McGuire, conductorFrederica von Stade,…See More
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2015 TACONIC OPERA GALA: OPERA GOES INSANE at ArtsWestchester Gallery

September 17, 2015 from 7pm to 9:45pm
Taconic Opera, now in its 18th season in Westchester, will present another unusual fundraiser on Thursday, September 17, 2015, in White Plains at the ArtsWestchester Gallery at 31 Mamaroneck Ave.  The Gala’s theme, Opera Goes Insane, will feature the company’s lead professional singers performing “mad scenes” from famous operas while guests dine in total serenity.  This event is an entertaining, upbeat, and unique way to support the continuation of live, professional opera in Westchester…See More
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Hudson Chorale, now rehearsing in Pleasantville, welcomes new members in September at Pleasantville Presbyterian Church

September 14, 2015 at 6pm to September 21, 2015 at 7:30pm
Since 2010, Hudson Chorale, Westchester’s largest chorus, has been performing in venues throughout Westchester, bringing the best in choral singing to the Hudson Valley. The chorus now enjoys a region-wide reputation among both singers and audience members for its outstanding programming, superb artistry and interesting repertoire that ranges from the great masterpieces of the past to engaging contemporary compositions.   The Chorale is welcoming new members in all voice parts (SATB) beginning…See More
Aug 14
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New York City Master Chorale Auditions at Turtle Bay Music School

September 2, 2015 from 6pm to 10pm
The New York City Master Chorale, a 75-member classical chorus, is holding open auditions for singers with significant choral experience and strong sight-reading skills. Auditions for the 2015 - 2016 season will be held on September 9 by appointment. Rehearsals are held Wednesday evenings in Manhattan at the Turtle Bay Music School.This season includes a December concert entitled “The Star of Bethlehem”, and a 10th Anniversary Concert at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center featuring Bernstein’s…See More
Aug 13
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New York City Master Chorale Auditions at Turtle Bay Music School

September 2, 2015 from 6pm to 10pm
The New York City Master Chorale, a 75-member classical chorus, is holding open auditions for singers with significant choral experience and strong sight-reading skills. Auditions for the 2015 - 2016 season will be held on September 9 by appointment. Rehearsals are held Wednesday evenings in Manhattan at the Turtle Bay Music School.This season includes a December concert entitled “The Star of Bethlehem”, and a 10th Anniversary Concert at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center featuring Bernstein’s…See More
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Hudson Chorale Welcomes New Music Director and New Members for its Upcoming Season

Ira Spaulding, Interim Music DirectorHudson Chorale is pleased to announce the appointment of Conductor Ira Spaulding as its new Interim Music Director. Spaulding will be replacing Music Director Michael Conley, who has accepted a post as Director of Music Ministries at Calvary Presbyterian Church in Pacific Heights, California. …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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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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Working With Singers

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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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