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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,…Continue
Added by Caroline Knaggs on September 4, 2018 at 6:42pm — No Comments
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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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…Continue
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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,…Continue
Added by Caroline Knaggs on April 9, 2018 at 3:17am — No Comments
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
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Dr Jonathon Welch AM and the School of Hard Knocks invite you to join MEN ALOUD!
Rehearsals 21st May, 28th May…Continue
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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…Continue
Added by Caroline Knaggs on February 7, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Caroline Knaggs on July 16, 2016 at 11:30pm — No Comments
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….
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…Continue
Added by Caroline Knaggs on May 30, 2016 at 7:11am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Caroline Knaggs on March 15, 2016 at 6:49am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Caroline Knaggs on February 20, 2016 at 5:06pm — No Comments
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
Added by Caroline Knaggs on January 4, 2016 at 3:00am — No Comments
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
Added by Caroline Knaggs on November 3, 2015 at 5:55am — No Comments
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
Added by Caroline Knaggs on October 6, 2015 at 9:14pm — No Comments
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
Added by Caroline Knaggs on September 4, 2015 at 6:16pm — No Comments
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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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
Added by Caroline Knaggs on June 4, 2015 at 2:08am — No Comments
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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