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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

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

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Go Sing It On The Mountain: A Christmas Cantata at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center

November 28, 2016 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Monday, November 28, 20167:00 PMAlice Tully Hall, Lincoln CenterPepper Choplin, Composer/ConductorPepper Choplin: Christmas CantataFeaturing Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International North Carolina based Composer/Conductor Pepper Choplin guides the Distinguished Concerts Singers International in his newest work, “Go Sing It On The Mountain.” Choplin, full time composer, conductor and humorist has gained a reputation as one of the most creative writers in…See More
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FREE! Fauré Requiem: A 9/11 Memorial Concert at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church

September 11, 2016 from 6pm to 7pm
The Really Big Chorus returns to New York to commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11.Sunday, September 11, 20166pmSt. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 325 Park Avenue, New York, NY Brian Kay, ConductorFauré: RequiemDistinguished Concerts OrchestraJason Roberts, OrganElizabeth Lang, SopranoJeff Morrissey, Baritone The Really Big Chorus is the world’s largest community chorus, with over 10,000 active members. 90 singers from the UK, US, Australia, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain join together…See More
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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 February…See More
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Wien Music Festival 2017 at Vienna

October 27, 2017 to October 30, 2017
4th International festival of choirs and orchestras in Vienna (Austria)27.10. - 30.10.2017VIENNA – one of the greatest metropolises of the worldThere are few cities with as wide a cultural offer as that of Vienna which includes the Vienna Philharmonic, Vienna Boys' Choir, Vienna State Opera, and countless museums. The city also boasts astounding architecture with a plethora of historic buildings, e.g. the St. Stephen's Cathedral built in 12th century and the baroque Schönbrunn Palace. The…See More
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Hudson Chorale: New Members Welcomed in September for the Upcoming Season at St. John's Episcopal Church

September 12, 2016 from 6pm to 7:30pm
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. Singer-friendly auditions will begin on Monday, September 12, 2016, by appointment, prior to the first rehearsal.  Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings from 7:30 - 10:00 p.m. at the Pleasantville Presbyterian Church, 400 Bedford Rd, Pleasantville, NY.  To receive…See More
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Taconic Opera presents New York’s very own La Stupenda (The Great One), Francesca Mondanaro, in Concert Fundraiser at Music Conservatory of Westchester

September 25, 2016 from 3pm to 4:30pm
Currently entering its 19th season and past recipient of the ArtsWestchester Arts Organization of the Year Award, Taconic Opera will be hosting a concert fundraiser featuring one of the most well-received sopranos to ever have performed with the company over its prior 18 year history: soprano Francesca Mondanaro.  General Director Dan Montez remembers, “When she first sang for me, it took me a few minutes to realize I was listening to something astounding…I had never heard anything like it in…See More
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Melbourne International Singers Festival 2017 at Federation Square

June 8, 2017 to June 12, 2017
Proudly presented by School of Hard Knocks Dr Jonathon Welch AM, Artistic Director Dates for the 2017 Melbourne International Singers Festival have been announced!  Save 8 - 12 June 2017 (Queen's Birthday Weekend) to attend our next magnificent Festival. ‘An unforgettable experience, not just a Festival’Proceeds from the Melbourne International Singers Festival will support the School of Hard Knocks in providing arts and cultural programs to the marginalised and vulnerable in our…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

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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