Hand in Hand

Dr Jonathon Welch AM, celebrated singer and conductor of the award-winning Choir of Hard Knocks will perform for the first time on the Sunshine Coast and conduct the inaugural ‘Absolutely Everybody Sunshine Coast Choir’.

This inspiring concert in celebration of Mental Health Week will also showcase Brisbane singer and conductor Melissa Gill and the School of Hard Knocks Queensland arts programs: the Absolutely Everybody Brisbane Choir, Rhythm of Life Music Theatre, Word on the Street creative writing and StreetBeat, a junk percussion group.

Funds raised will help support the School of Hard Knocks, Queensland in delivering arts programs that help build positive physical and mental wellbeing for those who are marginalised or disadvantaged.

Bookings: www.theeventscentre.com.au | 07 5491 4240


Absolutely Everybody Sunshine Coast Choir – Registrations Open

Sing with Dr Jonathon Welch AMJonathon Welch
at our “HAND IN HAND” Concert

The Events Centre, Caloundra
Sunday 15 October 2017 @ 2pm

This October, as part of Queensland Mental Health Week 2017, the School of Hard Knocks is excited to head to the Sunshine Coast, and we invite you to join our un-auditioned project choir—the inaugural ‘Absolutely Everybody’ Sunshine Coast Choir.

This is a ’not-to-be-missed’ opportunity to work with and be conducted by the Choir Man himself, Dr Jonathon Welch. Registration provides two full days of workshops/rehearsals and the chance to experience Jonathon’s inspirational teaching and passion for choral singing.

You will learn new skills and make lifetime friends as you take this exciting journey, which will culminate with a final rehearsal and sound check on performance day, and a magical Sunday afternoon performance at The Events Centre, Caloundra.


Saturday 30 September | Unity College, 47 Lomond Crescent, Caloundra West | 10am – 4pm

Saturday 7 October | Unity College, 47 Lomond Crescent, Caloundra West | 10am – 4pm

Sunday 15 October | The Events Centre, Caloundra | 10:30am – 12:30pm


Sunday 15 October | The Events Centre, Caloundra | 2pm

Prior to registering, please check your calendar to confirm that you can commit to attending these rehearsals and the performance.

registration fee:

$79 adult | $69 Conc

Includes: 3 rehearsals, music files and 1 performance

costume for performance:

Members of this choir will be wearing a special souvenir t-shirt for the performance, with plain long black pants and shoes. There is a charge of $25 for the T-shirt and you will need to order and pay for your T-Shirt when you register.

t-shirt sample:

t-shirt size guide:


Believe (music and lyrics by Lin Marsh); Hand in Hand (music by Tricia Walker and words by Dawn Rodger – arranged by Kirby Shaw); Sing (by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Gary Barlow); Don’t Stop (words and music by Christine McVie – arranged by Kirby Shaw); The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Hard copies of scores will be distributed at the first rehearsal, and the rehearsal tracks will be released at that time. For copyright reasons, they are not available prior to that.

other information:

Upon registration, you will be linked to our Team App website/app to access further information and be kept up to date.

Tickets for your family and friends to attend the show can be purchased via www.theeventscentre.com.au


Susan Gilmartin
Operations Manager, Queensland
0417 075 053 | susan.gilmartin@schoolofhardknocks.org.au


Hand In Hand

School of Hard Knocks Presents


Saturday 10 December, 3.00pm

Melbourne Town Hall

Join us as we end 2016 with a concert of inspiring and uplifting gospel, opera and popular classics that celebrate the true spirit of Christmas – courage, joy and love

Hand In Hand will feature two of Australia’s great legends of opera – Liane Keegan, contralto, and John Bolton Wood AM, baritone, together with members of XL ARTS, the Hallelujah Gospel Chorus conducted by Dr Kathleen McGuire, THECHO!R and the massed ‘Absolutely Everybody’ choirs under the direction of Dr Jonathon Welch AM with the fabulous Footscray Yarraville City Band conducted by Phillipa Edwards.

Funds raised will help support the School of Hard Knocks new women’s and men’s choir programs, No Excuses! and Men Aloud, singing out against family violence!


VIP Cabaret Tables of 8 – $680 per table NB 8 seats per table. Only front 6 tables available. With refreshments

Cabaret Table Seating – $60/$45 per person or $500 per table NB 10 seats per table. With refreshments

Cabaret Table Seating – $35/$25 per person or $300 per table NB 10 seats per table. Without refreshments

Balcony Seating Adult $28 / Conc & U18 $23 / Family $95


ENQUIRIES: info@schoolofhardknocks.org.au or 0419 337 283

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