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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

Only Women Aloud - women’s project choir, led by Dr Kathleen McGuire

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…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on April 24, 2015 at 9:44pm — No Comments

Dr Kirby Shaw – presents a Teacher’s Professional Development Day (Melbourne, 4 June 2015)

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…

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Choir Man in Africa – world premiere documentary screening

Choir Man in Africa – world premiere documentary screening

Thursday 16th April, 7.30pm 



CINEMA NOVA 

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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Added by Caroline Knaggs on April 16, 2015 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Street Requiem - Sydney Premiere 2015 - A concert in memory of those who died in Martin Place and Paris.

School of Hard Knocks presents the Sydney premiere of STREET REQUIEM - for those who have died on the street by Kathleen McGuire, Andy Payne & Jonathon Welch

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

Verbrugghen Hall,…
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Street Requiem – To Remember Those Who Died Homeless

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…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on December 31, 2014 at 1:37am — No Comments

Launching Melbourne International Singers Festival 2015

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, 

Kirby Shaw

along with choir-in-residence,…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on December 15, 2014 at 7:57pm — No Comments

Spectacular Christmas Spectacular 2014 & Street Requiem CD

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…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on December 7, 2014 at 6:25pm — No Comments

Beyond Hard Knocks - Australian TV premiere on Sat 15th Nov at 2.15 pm

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

Added by Caroline Knaggs on November 11, 2014 at 9:55pm — No Comments

Spectacular Christmas Spectacular 2014!

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

Rosamund Illing

Roxane Hislop

Danielle Matthews

Footscray-Yarraville City Band

David Johnstone at…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on November 9, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Absolutely Everybody Loves Broadway - Sun 26th Oct, Melbourne CBD

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

Danielle Matthews

Dr Kathleen…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on October 1, 2014 at 7:57am — No Comments

CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED QUEEN – THECHO!R sings for a cure to cancer!!!

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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Added by Caroline Knaggs on September 8, 2014 at 6:43pm — No Comments

Celebrate their 8th birthday with the Choir of Hope & Inspiration!

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…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on August 10, 2014 at 9:40pm — No Comments

School of Hard Knocks proudly presents a GOSPEL MUSIC WORKSHOP with Dr Rollo Dilworth (USA)

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…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on August 2, 2014 at 10:28am — No Comments

Fantastic Program released for the 2014 Melbourne International Singers Festival

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…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on May 28, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Melbourne Choral Eisteddfod 2014 - closing date for registrations extended

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…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on May 11, 2014 at 4:16am — No Comments

Hallelujah Gospel Chorus - The School of Hard Knocks' exciting new Gospel choir is here!

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

When Sundays…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on March 27, 2014 at 3:30am — No Comments

Adrienne Angel Masterclass & Bernadette Peters Q&A!

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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Added by Caroline Knaggs on February 27, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

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Hudson Chorale (Rehearsals in Pleasantville) Welcomes New Members in September in Preparation for an Exciting 2019-2020 Season

Come sing with Westchester’s highly acclaimed community chorus, Hudson Chorale. The group is welcoming new members in all voice parts (SATB) to join for an exciting concert season of great, much-loved choral music. Singer-friendly auditions will begin on Monday, September 9, 2019, 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 Bedford Rd, Pleasantville, NY.  To…See More
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Hudson Chorale (Rehearsals in Pleasantville, NY) Welcomes New Members in September in Preparation for an Exciting 2019-2020 Season at Pleasantville Presbyterian Church

September 9, 2019 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 for an exciting concert season of great, much-loved choral music. Singer-friendly auditions will begin on Monday, September 9, 2019, 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 Bedford Rd, Pleasantville, NY.  To…See More
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Loralee Songer, Mezzo-Soprano at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall

October 14, 2019 from 8pm to 10pm
Loralee Songer, mezzo-soprano, is an active recitalist, opera and oratorio performer, conductor, and educator. She holds a doctor of arts degree in vocal performance and choral conducting from Ball State University and teaches applied voice, conducting, and other music-related courses at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana. This performance marks Songer’s DCINY Artist Series Debut at Carnegie Hall.See More
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Choral Workshop with the International Oratorio Choir.This year the Coronation Mass by W. A. Mozart will be worked on.Groups of at least 10 persons can take part in the project.Terms and conditions for singers and further information you will find on our website https://www.choral-workshops.com/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

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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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