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JONATHON WELCH FAREWELLS HIS BELOVED CHOIR OF HARD KNOCKS

Media Release from the office of Dr Jonathon Welch AM

After twelve years at the artistic helm of the ‘choir that inspired the nation’ on the ground breaking award winning ABC TV series ‘Choir of Hard Knocks’, Founding Artistic Director Dr Jonathon Welch AM has announced his retirement from the Choir at the end of December 2018.

“It has been the journey of a lifetime and an honour to work with,…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on September 4, 2018 at 6:42pm — No Comments

Hudson Chorale (Rehearsals in Pleasantville, NY) Welcomes New Members in September in Preparation for an Exciting 2018-2019 Season

Pleasantville, NY (August 2018)

Come sing with Westchester’s highly acclaimed community chorus, Hudson Chorale. The group is welcoming new members in all voice parts (SATB) to join them for an exciting concert season that will appeal to choral singers of a wide range of musical preferences. Singer-friendly auditions will begin on Monday, September 10, 2018, by appointment, from 6:00 – 7:00 pm prior to the first rehearsal. …

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Added by Angela Usobiaga on August 27, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Melbourne International Singers Festival 2018 welcomes Antony Pitts, from The Song Company

In the lead up to our 9th annual Melbourne International Singers Festival, we unfortunately have to advise that due to ill health, Richard Gill AO has to withdraw.

Richard very much regrets not being able to proceed and wishes all participants a rewarding and enjoyable Festival.  Of course, we all wish Richard a speedy recovery and we are hoping that he will be able to join us as our Guest Conductor at the Melbourne International Singers Festival in future.

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on June 1, 2018 at 2:30am — No Comments

Melbourne International Singers Festival 2018 led by Richard Gill AO. Earlybird registrations open NOW!

School of Hard Knocks proudly presents Melbourne International Singers Festival, June 7-11 2018

Now in its 9th consecutive year, the 2018 Melbourne International Singers Festival will be led by one of Australia's finest, and funniest music educators, Richard Gill AO as our Guest Festival Conductor & Presenter over the festival weekend.  

Join us to work with Australia’s finest…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on April 29, 2018 at 3:00am — No Comments

Dr Jonathon Welch AM and the School of Hard Knocks invite all male singers to join MEN ALOUD!

Commencing this Sunday April 15th in Fitzroy!

Dr Jonathon Welch AM and the School of Hard Knocks invite you to join Melbourne’s most exciting men’s choir program, building positive physical and mental wellbeing for men of all ages through singing and friendship.

We are starting our next MEN ALOUD! project on Sun April 15 at 4pm (and most Sundays to early June) - with an exciting opportunity for you to work with the dynamic Olivier nominated composer and performer,…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on April 9, 2018 at 3:17am — No Comments

Testing the Waters

Hi,

I have had an account here for sometime, but it has not been active. I woke it up tonight by adding tracks and videos for many of my published choral works. (www.ecspublishing.com) I hope you enjoy them, and to hear from a choral director in this community who is interested in programming any of these works, or in my composing or arranging music for him or her anew. Thank you.

Cheers,

Stanley M.…

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Added by Stanley M. Hoffman, Ph.D. on March 4, 2018 at 8:46pm — No Comments

Zen and the Art of Mushroom Cultivation : An Inquiry into Morels

once, there was a guy named Gus. and although Gus was without a passion, Gus's head liked to think that Gus was a passionate guy. Gus's head also liked to think that it was bright. in fact, Gus's head just liked to…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on January 17, 2018 at 5:43pm — No Comments

Taconic Opera Celebrates its 20th Anniversary with the World Premiere of a New Opera!

A comedy about the crazy world of opera plus the trials and tribulations of running an opera company – straight from the horse’s mouth!

Taconic Opera is excited to announce that it will open its 20th season with the premiere of a new opera buffa, In bocca al lupo, with libretto and music by the company’s General and Artistic Director, Dan Montez.  Loosely translated as the opera equivalent of Break a leg!, it is the highly amusing story of a buffoon trying…

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Added by Angela Usobiaga on October 8, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

Taconic Opera Celebrates its 20th Anniversary with an Extraordinary Gala!

Taconic Opera - now in its 20th season!!! - and past recipient of the Arts Organization of the Year Award in Westchester County, will hold its annual fundraiser Gala on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at 7:00 pm at the C.V. Rich Mansion, 305 Ridgeway, White Plains, NY.  All Gala proceeds support Taconic Opera’s exciting 2017-2018 season of events, which will include the world premiere of an opera “buffa” composed by the company’s own General and Artistic…

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Added by Angela Usobiaga on August 30, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

Hudson Chorale (Rehearsals in Pleasantville, NY): New Members Welcomed in September for the Upcoming Season

Hudson Chorale, the area’s largest mixed voice chorus, is welcoming new members in all voice parts (SATB) to join them for an exciting 2017-2018 season that will appeal to choral singers of a wide range of musical preferences. Singer-friendly auditions will begin on Monday, September 11, 2018, by appointment, from 6:00 – 7:00 pm prior to the first rehearsal.  Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings from 7:15 – 9:45 p.m. at the Pleasantville Presbyterian Church, 400…

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Added by Angela Usobiaga on August 27, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Fantastic Festival Concerts at Melbourne International Singers Festival 2017

Melbourne International Singers Festival is proud to present a series of fantastic concerts, featuring a selection of guest choirs and artists!

 An unforgettable experience, not just a Festival #MISF17  These concerts will warm your heart!!!

 

Friday 9th June, from 7pm - Intuitive followed by Acquired Taste, Fed Square

Saturday 10th June, from 8pm - Tobias and the Angel by Jonathan Dove, Fed Square

Sunday…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on June 1, 2017 at 7:48am — No Comments

MEN ALOUD! Melbourne’s most exciting new men’s choir program building positive physical & mental wellbeing for men of all ages

Dr Jonathon Welch AM and the School of Hard Knocks invite you to join MEN ALOUD!

Melbourne’s most exciting new men’s choir program building positive physical and mental wellbeing for men of all ages through singing and friendship.

Rehearsals 21st May, 28th…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on May 14, 2017 at 6:01am — No Comments

Melbourne International Singers Festival 2017

Choirs, individual singers, conductors, composers, and anyone who loves to sing, are all welcome to join this fantastic event!! EARLY BIRD Registrations are open now! Book and pay by 1 April 2017 for our early bird prices. 

Now celebrating its 8th year, the Melbourne International Singers Festival showcases world renowned artists, performers and educators in the magnificent venues in Melbourne's art precinct.

We are thrilled to announce that our guest conductor…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on February 7, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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

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The Ingenium Academy offers students between the ages of 14 and 18 a unique musical and cultural experience. This includes tuition from world-renowned musicians, performances in top British venues and the opportunity to meet like-minded friends from all over the world within our environment of creative excellence.1, 2, 3 and 4-week courses of orchestra, choir, piano, saxophone, conducting, chamber music and composition.See More
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DCINY Mentoring Program in January 2019 in NYC with Doreen Rao at Distinguished Concerts International New York

January 18, 2019 at 9am to January 21, 2019 at 12pm
Friday, January 18, 2019 – Monday morning, January 21, 2019 MLK Holiday Weekend in NYCThe DCINY Mentoring Program is an ideal workshop for conductors wishing to gain a supervised, interactive experience with orchestral musicians. We have brought together an incredible faculty of conductors and some of New York’s top professional players led by principal clinician, Dr. Doreen Rao.Focusing on Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, the workshop is comprised of two (2) 8-person cohorts working at…See More
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Ode to Joy: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and Choral Fantasy at Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall

December 3, 2018 from 7pm to 9pm
In culmination of DCINY’s Tenth Anniversary Season, Maestro Jonathan Griffith conducts the Distinguished Concerts Singers and Orchestra in Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 and Choral Fantasy. The concert will feature performers from all over the globe.Performers: Jonathan Griffith, Conductor Warren Lee, Piano Danielle Talamantes, Soprano Claudia Chapa, Mezzo-Soprano John McVeigh, Tenor Christopher Job, Baritone Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers InternationalProgram:…See More
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JONATHON WELCH FAREWELLS HIS BELOVED CHOIR OF HARD KNOCKS

Media Release from the office of Dr Jonathon Welch AMAfter twelve years at the artistic helm of the ‘choir that inspired the nation’ on the ground breaking award winning ABC TV series ‘Choir of Hard Knocks’, Founding Artistic Director Dr Jonathon Welch AM has announced his retirement from the Choir at the end of December 2018.“It has been the journey of a lifetime and an honour to work with, lead, and call the Choir of Hard Knocks my friends” said Dr Welch.“From day one, the choir members and I…See More
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Hudson Chorale (Rehearsals in Pleasantville, NY) Welcomes New Members in September in Preparation for an Exciting 2018-2019 Season

Pleasantville, NY (August 2018)Come sing with Westchester’s highly acclaimed community chorus, Hudson Chorale. The group is welcoming new members in all voice parts (SATB) to join them for an exciting concert season that will appeal to choral singers of a wide range of musical preferences. Singer-friendly auditions will begin on Monday, September 10, 2018, by appointment, from 6:00 – 7:00 pm prior to the first rehearsal.  Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings from 7:15 – 9:45 p.m. at the…See More
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Sing the World proudly presents 'A Concert of Hope at St Cuthbert’s Parish Church

September 20, 2018 from 8pm to 9:30pm
Edinburgh Premiere of STREET REQUIEM – for those who have died on the street by Kathleen McGuire, Andy Payne and Jonathon WelchFeaturing The Highland Divas USASing the World choir from Australia and USAConducted by Dr Jonathon Welch AM… and special guest artists Grassmarket Community Project ChoirAwarded a special citation by the prestigious ‘American Prize’ for ‘dignifying the homeless’, Street Requiem is a 50-minute cantata, written in 2014 by Kathleen McGuire, Andy Payne, and Jonathon Welch,…See More
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Hudson Chorale (Rehearsals in Pleasantville) Welcomes New Members in September in Preparation for an Exciting 2018-2019 Season at Pleasantville Presbyterian Church

September 10, 2018 from 6pm to 7pm
Come sing with Westchester’s highly acclaimed community chorus, Hudson Chorale. The group is welcoming new members in all voice parts (SATB) to join them for an exciting concert season that will appeal to choral singers of a wide range of musical preferences.Singer-friendly auditions will begin on Monday, September 10, 2018, by appointment, from 6:00 – 7:00 pm prior to the first rehearsal. Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings from 7:15 – 9:45 p.m. at the Pleasantville Presbyterian Church,…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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