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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

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. 

In…

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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

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Concert by Collegium Singers - Sacred Choral Music at All Saints' Church

May 14, 2016 from 7pm to 9:30pm
A concert featuring five centuries of European choral music.Tickets Adults £12, Students £6, under-12's free. Can be ordered on line through our web http://www.collegiumsingers.org.uk and from The Heritage Cafe, 3-6 Wadham Street, Weston-super-Mare or on the doorSee More
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HUDSON CHORALE – Mendelssohn’s Magnificent ELIJAH in Irvington, NY at Irvington Middle/High School

May 14, 2016 from 7:30pm to 9:15pm
Hudson Chorale, Westchester’s largest chorus, will conclude its 6th season on May 14, 2016 by performing Felix Mendelssohn’s stirring oratorio, Elijah, based on the story of the prophet in the Old Testament.  Complete with outstanding professional soloists and a full 35-piece orchestra, this monumental work will be performed in English so that the audience can fully appreciate the composer’s musical interpretation of the prose which runs the gamut of scenarios and emotions.  Elijah has all the…See More
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Venezia Music Festival 2017 at Venice and Jesolo

May 24, 2017 to May 28, 2017
8th International festival of choirs and orchestras in Venice and Jesolo (Italy)24.05. - 28.05.2017VENICE – city of channels and gondolasSince 1987 Venice and its lagoon have been on the UNESCO-list of cultural heritage. For many people it is the most beautiful city in the world, and is especially fascinating due to its architectural wealth. The heart of Venice - Piazza San Marco with the gorgeous Basilica - is one of the beautiful places in the world. In the proximity, at famous locations, the…See More
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Taconic Opera’s First Chamber Concert – PRODIGIES: Schubert, Mendelssohn and Mozart, with Maestro Jun Nakabayashi at Presbyterian Church of Mt. Kisco, NY

April 30, 2016 from 4pm to 5:30pm
Currently in its 18th season and past recipient of the ArtsWestchester Arts Organization of the Year Award, Taconic Opera will be hosting its first chamber concert in April:  Prodigies:  Schubert, Mendelssohn and Mozart.  For the first time, Jun Nakabayashi, Taconic Opera’s Conductor and Music Director, will emerge from the orchestra pit to conduct the concert which features the Taconic Opera Orchestra.  The program will consist of Schubert’s Symphony No. 5, Mendelssohn’s Sinfonia No. 4 (String…See More
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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 Peace Corps, as well as select…See More
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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 Peace Corps, as well as select…See More
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The Triumph of Hope at Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall

May 27, 2016 from 7pm to 9pm
Friday, May 27, 2016 at 7:00 PMStern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall The Military Wives ChoirsPaul Mealor, ConductorMechelle Cooney, DirectorThe Music of Paul MealorWest Monroe High School ChoirGreg Oden, ConductorReno Philharmonic Youth OrchestraJason Altieri, ConductorDirect from the hit UK television show, The Choir, composer/conductor Paul Mealor leads the acclaimed Military Wives Choir. Additionally, the Reno Philharmonic Youth Orchestra led by Jason Altieri take the stage at…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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Presentation Mini Master Class





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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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