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Melbourne International Singers Festival 2019 launches a fantastic program of concerts for its tenth anniversary

There is truly something at #MISF19 that will appeal to everyone’s musical tastes.  Be Challenged, Inspired and Entertained.

Now in its tenth year, Australia's most exciting singers festival for all choirs, singing groups and individual singers, is proud to present a bigger and even more diverse program over the Queen's Birthday long weekend in Melbourne.…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on June 3, 2019 at 11:12pm — No Comments

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

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

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

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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 May and 4th June. 

Perform @ the Melbourne…

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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

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

'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

Swing! Into Christmas - the most unique and fun Christmas concert in Melbourne this year.

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…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on November 3, 2015 at 5:55am — No Comments

Absolutely Everybody Loves Broadway - School of Hard Knocks first spectacular concert in Brisbane

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…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on October 6, 2015 at 9:14pm — No Comments

Opportunity to take part in the No Excuses! Women’s Choir (Melbourne, Victoria)

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…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on September 24, 2015 at 8:49pm — No Comments

Melbourne International Singers Festival 2016

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…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on September 4, 2015 at 6:16pm — No Comments

Street Requiem: for those who have died on the street - California premieres

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 –…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on August 25, 2015 at 7:03am — No Comments

STREET REQUIEM in San Francisco: Sing with Frederica Von Stade for a great cause

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. 

In…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on June 18, 2015 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Masterclasses with Kirby Shaw - Melbourne, Brisbane & Sydney

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…

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Added by Caroline Knaggs on June 4, 2015 at 2:08am — No Comments

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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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Melbourne International Singers Festival 2019 launches a fantastic program of concerts for its tenth anniversary

There is truly something at #MISF19 that will appeal to everyone’s musical tastes.  Be Challenged, Inspired and Entertained.Now in its tenth year, Australia's most exciting singers festival for all choirs, singing groups and individual singers, is proud to present a bigger and even more diverse program over the Queen's Birthday long weekend in Melbourne.Attend one or all…See More
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Johann Sebastian Bach – St John Passion BWV 245 “ The aim and final reason of all music should be nothing else but the Glory of God and the refreshment of the spirit” JS Bach A not-to-be missed event, featuring one of the world’s foremost evangelists James Gilchrist, and one of the UK’s finest Baroque Orchestras.Somerset Chamber ChoirRichard Laing – ConductorThe Musical & Amicable Society (Baroque Chamber Orchestra)James Gilchrist – EvangelistSophie Gallager – SopranoHamish McLaren –…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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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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