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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

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

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The Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus Presents Unity Concert at Temple Beth Zion

February 14, 2016 from 7pm to 9:30pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus PresentsUnity ConcertFeaturing Leonard Bernstein's Chichester PsalmsSunday, February 14, 2016 at 7:00 pmTemple Beth Zion, 805 Delaware Ave, Buffalo 14209Adam Luebke, conductorWith the Houghton College Choir and Immaculata Academy's Vox CaeciliaeTickets are $40 VIP or $20 general admission and can be purchased online at www.BPChorus.org or by phone 716-980-5701.See More
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Melbourne International Singers Festival 2016 at Federation Square

June 9, 2016 to June 13, 2016
Melbourne International Singers Festival 2016Proudly presented by School of Hard KnocksJune 9 – 13 2016Now in its seventh consecutive year, Melbourne’s most exciting festival for singers and choirs presents more stunning opportunities to work with some of the world’s finest conductors, composers, arrangers and musicians!Featuring ….PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ with Kirby ShawSTREET REQUIEM in memory of those who have died on the streetsNO EXCUSES! Singing out against domestic violenceWe are thrilled to…See More
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Choral Workshop 2016 in Italy at Italy

October 11, 2016 to October 16, 2016
Choral Workshop 11-16 October 2016 in ItalyCarl Orff - Carmina BuranaWho is the International Oratorio Choir?The International Oratorio Choir (artistic director Peter Laskowski) is a project choir, with which you may again perform the oratorios you know in an international lineup.Who can take part in the project?-groups of at least 10 personsWhat are the terms and conditions for singers?-own choral scores (published by Schott) of Carmina Burana (Carl Orff)-some rough knowledge of the piece…See More
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Swing into Saturday - singers workshop at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

January 23, 2016 from 9:30am to 4:30pm
Swing Into Saturday  23rd January 2016,  9.30AM - 4.30PM Swing into Saturday is a full day singing event guaranteed to inspire, empower and leave you feeling more joyful than you did when your feet hit the floor. "This will be a fun day of learning, laughing and singing up a storm!" Join Voice Coach and Choral Conductor Melissa Gill and her choir MUSICA to sing in 2016 with some swing, some latin and every other kinda of vocal jazz we can get our hands on. Because variety is the spice of…See More
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Sounds of a New Generation at Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall

March 21, 2016 from 7pm to 9pm
Featuring:Kay Owens, Choral DirectorBrad McCann, Director of BandsMichael Stringer, Director of OrchestrasMartin High School Chorale, directed by Kay OwensMartin Wind Symphony, directed by Brad McCannMartin High School Symphony Orchestra, directed by Michael StringerAlma Mater of Pentatonix a cappella music stars Mitch Grassi, Kirstin Maldonado and Scott Hoying, as well as country music singing sensation Tim Rushlow, the Martin High School Chorale of Arlington, Texas is known for nurturing and…See More
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Seasons of Love - celebrate Valentine's Day with Dr Jonathon Welch AM and THECHO!R at Fitzroy Town Hall

February 14, 2016 from 3pm to 5:30pm
THECHO!RFounding Artistic DirectorDr Jonathon Welch AM Invite 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!  Enjoy the glorious sounds of one of Melbourne's finest community choirs singing many of the greatest love songs by U2, Elton John, Sting, Queen, Whitney Houston, Fleetwood Mac, Leo Sayer, Rodgers & Hammerstein and more! Seasons of LoveSunday 14 February 2016, 3pm – 5.30pmFitzroy Town Hall BOOK…See More
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Costa Brava Music Festival 2016 at Spain

May 4, 2016 to May 8, 2016
5th International festival of choirs and orchestras in Lloret de Mar on the Costa Brava (Spain)04.05. - 08.05.2016COSTA BRAVA – a true bathing paradiseLong beaches covered with fine sand. Villages with white houses by the ocean. Crystal-clear sea. Underwater paradises and nature parks with untouched landscapes in all shades of green in small bays between rocks. As the cradle and inspiration of the artist Salvador Dalí the region is known for its impressive historic and cultural heritage. The…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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