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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.…Continue
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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…Continue
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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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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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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…Continue
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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…Continue
Added by Caroline Knaggs on September 24, 2015 at 8:49pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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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 –…Continue
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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…Continue
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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.
Added by Caroline Knaggs on June 18, 2015 at 10:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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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 -
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 -…Continue
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Melbourne International Singers Festival presents
The Australian Voices
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,…Continue
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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!
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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Choir Man in Africa – world premiere documentary screening
Thursday 16th April, 7.30pm
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…
Added by Caroline Knaggs on April 16, 2015 at 7:30pm — No Comments
Ever wanted to re-write a masterpiece? Now is your chance! #EESC video challenge is back, and this time with music.…Continue
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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
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