Network with Singers Around the Globe!
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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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…
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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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Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 7pm, Dallas City Performance Hall
Downtown Arts District
2520 Flora Street, Dallas
Featuring Credo Choir, Dallas Street Choir, Richland College Chamber Singers
with Special Guests Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano and Jonathon Welch, tenor
Jonathan Palant, conductor
Famed mezzo-soprano, Frederica von Stade will join Credo Choir, the Dallas Street Choir and the Richland College Chamber…Continue
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Earlybird Registrations are Now Open!
'An unforgettable experience, not just a festival'
5 - 8 June 2015
Queen's Birthday weekend
Now in its 6th year, Australia's most exciting singers festival for choirs and individual singers, is proud to present internationally renowned composer, arranger and jazz singer from USA, here for the first time in Australia,
along with choir-in-residence,…Continue
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The beautiful live recording of the WORLD PREMIERE performance of STREET REQUIEM will be launched at the 'Spectacular Christmas Spectacular' concert at the Melbourne Town Hall, Saturday 13th December 7.30pm.
This exciting new major Australian work conceived by Dr Jonathon Welch AM and written in collaboration with Dr Kathleen McGuire and Andy Payne, is in memory of…Continue
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The long awaited, where are they now documentary, on the extraordinary journey of the original Choir of Hard Knocks members and Founding Director Jonathon Welch AM….8 years on.
Beyond Hard Knocks documentary will have its Australian TV premiere on GEM at 2.15pm (AEDT) Saturday 15th Nov. This will be at 1.45pm (ACDT) in Adelaide.
You can also purchase your own, signed copy of the DVD at www.jonathonwelch.com
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Book NOW for the best Christmas concert in town! Proceeds go to support School of Hard Knocks
School of Hard Knocks presents
Spectacular Christmas Spectacular!
Melbourne Town Hall
Saturday 13 December 2014, 7.30pm
Jonathon Welch Conductor & Compere
Footscray-Yarraville City Band
David Johnstone at…
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School of Hard Knocks presents
Absolutely Everybody Loves Broadway
Melbourne Town Hall
Sunday 26th October, 6pm
Jonathon Welch AM Conductor & Compere
Judi Connelli & Suzanne Johnston
Hear all your favourite Broadway hits performed by the School of Hard Knocks magnificent 400 voice ABSOLUTELY EVERYBODY massed choir
Footscray Yarraville City Band
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Celebrating the timeless music of Freddie Mercury and Queen, THECHO!R presents CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED QUEEN at the Thornbury Theatre on Sat 20th September at 8pm and Sunday 21st September at 2pm.
THECHO!R, created by award winning conductor Dr Jonathon Welch AM in 2009, presents their second SING FOR A CURE concert, supporting the amazing work of the new St Vincent's Cancer Centre in…
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Melbourne Street Choir Inc presents
Now We Are 8 - It’s time to celebrate with the Choir of Hope & Inspiration!
Deakin Edge, Federation Square
Saturday 13th September 3pm & 7:30pm
The award winning choir that inspired the nation, Choir of Hope & Inspiration (formerly Choir of Hard Knocks), led by Dr Jonathon Welch AM, celebrates their 8th Birthday with special guests: Internationally acclaimed concert pianist, Hoang Pham, renowned…Continue
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School of Hard Knocks proudly presents a
GOSPEL MUSIC WORKSHOP
with Dr Rollo Dilworth (USA)
Sunday 10th August 2 - 5pm
St Peter's Eastern Hill Hall, 15 Gisborne St, Melbourne
The School of Hard Knocks is offering a fantastic opportunity to join this gospel music workshop conducted by the brilliant…Continue
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You can still register to take part in this wonderful Festival!
Workshops, rehearsals, masterclasses, conversations and concerts in Melbourne’s magnificent venues including the most prestigious of world class concert halls at Melbourne Recital Centre and the stunning Deakin Edge Theatre at Federation Square. Highlights include -
This Is My Life
The music and life of Shirley Bassey
Saturday 7 June, 4pm
The Salon, Melbourne Recital…Continue
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Melbourne Choral Eisteddfod
4th – 6th June
‘An experience, not just a competition’
Dr Jonathon Welch AM, Artistic Director
Registration closing date extended to May 25th
Internationally renowned adjudicators & fantastic prizes
Primary / Middle School – Wednesday 4th June
Broadway Primary / Middle – Wednesday 4th June
Open Age Community – Wednesday…Continue
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Hallelujah Gospel Chorus
The School of Hard Knocks' exciting new Gospel choir is here! The Hallelujah Gospel Chorus is a new un-auditioned choir that is open for everyone over the age of 18 to join.
Rehearsals commence Sunday 6th April at 4pm
Rehearsals: 6th, 13th April, 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th May & 1st June
Where: Brenan Hall, St Vincent's Hospital,
Cnr Victoria & Nicholson Streets, Melbourne
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Adrienne Angel Masterclass
3 Hour Masterclass & Bernadette Peters Q&A!
Supporters of the School of Hard Knocks can purchase Masterclass tickets at a reduced price of only $129! Harmony House Productions will also be donating an additional $10 back to the School of Hard Knocks for each ticket sold via our unique code. ** $20 DISCOUNT with password: SCHOOL **
Adrienne Angel received her musical education at North Carolina's High Point…
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