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

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Absolutely Everybody Sunshine Coast Choir – Registrations Open

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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.

rehearsals:

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

performance:

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:

repertoire:

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

contact:

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

 

Gala Festival Concert # 2

FESTIVAL CONCERTS AT MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE

Melbourne International Singers Festival is proud to present a series of fantastic concerts in the magnificent Melbourne Recital Centre, featuring a selection of guest choirs and artists from 2017!

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GALA FESTIVAL CONCERT # 2 

Sunday 11th June, 8.00pm

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Featuring Co-cheòl, award winning a cappella quartet with spine tingling harmonies taking you on a journey to the Celts and beyond, and THECHO!R, one of Melbourne’s most exciting non auditioned choirs, created and conducted by Dr Jonathon Welch AM

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Tickets
1 ticket: Standard $24.90
Conc $21.90 / Student or Child $16.90
2 concert package: Standard $44.90
3 concert package: Standard $67.90
NB: Transaction and booking fees apply

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Or call Box Office on 03 9699 3333 or purchase at the door from two hours prior to concert

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Enquiries: Call 0419 337 283 or email misf@schoolofhardknocks.org.au
Find us on Facebook and Twitter #MISF17

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Gala Festival Concert # 1

FESTIVAL CONCERTS AT MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE

Melbourne International Singers Festival is proud to present a series of fantastic concerts in the magnificent Melbourne Recital Centre, featuring a selection of guest choirs and artists from 2017!

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GALA FESTIVAL CONCERT # 1 

Sunday 11th June, 5.00pm

Featuring the spectacular Divine Divas of Sunbury conducted by Adam Przewlocki, Musica (Queensland) conducted by Melissa Gill and MEN ALOUD! conducted by Dr Jonathon Welch AM

 

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Tickets
1 ticket: Standard $24.90
Conc $21.90 / Student or Child $16.90
2 concert package: Standard $44.90
3 concert package: Standard $67.90
NB: Transaction and booking fees apply

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Or call Box Office on 03 9699 3333 or purchase at the door from two hours prior to concert

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Enquiries: Call 0419 337 283 or email misf@schoolofhardknocks.org.au
Find us on Facebook and Twitter #MISF17

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Due to ill health, Richard Gill unfortunately has to withdraw from the Melbourne International Singers Festival. 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 in 2018 for our 9th Melbourne International Singers Festival as our Guest Conductor.

Hand In Hand

School of Hard Knocks Presents

HAND IN HAND

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!

TICKETS:

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

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

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FESTIVAL FINALE “PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ” – Melbourne International Singers Festival

As part of our Melbourne International Singers Festival we are proud to present:

FESTIVAL FINALE “PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ”

Saving the very best until last, it is with great anticipation we await the return of the King of Contemporary Choral music, Dr Kirby Shaw from USA, featuring in our Finale Festival Concert “Puttin’ on the Ritz” on Monday 13th June at 2.30pm in the fabulous Deakin Edge Theatre.

A brilliant composer and arranger of more than 3,000 choral works selling over 20 million copies, Dr Shaw will swing our 300 voice massed festival chorus through many of his own stunning arrangements. This concert will also showcase many of our festival choirs including THECHO!R, Divine Divas of Sunbury, Vox Harmony City of Launceston Choir, Voices of Casey, Latrobe Valley Community Choir and Western Health Singers plus individual singers accompanied by our maestro pianist, Adam Przewlocki.
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Adult $20 / Conc/U18 $15
Deakin Edge Theatre, Federation Square

 

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or buy at the door 30 mins prior

Proceeds support School of Hard Knocks programs

For more information, please contact:
Ph: 0419 337283

E: misf@schoolofhardknocks.org.au

STREET REQUIEM – Melbourne International Singers Festival

As part of our Melbourne International Singers Festival we are proud to present:

STREET REQUIEM
for those who have died on the street

Created by Kathleen McGuire, Andy Payne and Jonathon Welch, STREET REQUIEM aims to bring a sense of peace, remembrance and hope to communities struggling to come to terms with street violence and a loss of safety on our streets. It is a highly accessible, contemporary work including additional English, African and Persian lyrics alongside a modern setting of the traditional Latin texts. While at times deeply moving, the work is essentially optimistic and uplifting. The composers have utilised gospel, Celtic, neo-Romantic, neo-Baroque, Indigenous and contemporary genres and instrumentation to reflect the multicultural and multi-faith traditions of modern city living.

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We are delighted to be joined by our guests, Dr Jonathon Palant and the Credo Choir from USA, who will be singing in this inspiring performance of STREET REQUIEM, at Melbourne Recital Centre. This moving performance will feature internationally acclaimed soloists, Liane Keegan, Jonathon Welch AM and Claire Patti, together with the 200 voice massed STREET REQUIEM chorus conducted by Dr Kathleen McGuire and Dr Jonathon Welch AM. Supported by THECHO!R and Credo Choir (USA).

Tickets: Adults $26.90 / Conc/U18 $21.90 or

Special Offer: ‘2 for 1′ tickets: No Excuses! premiere 2pm & STREET REQUIEM 8pm concerts $43.90/$38.90’

            Melbourne Recital Centre
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Proceeds support School of Hard Knocks programs

For more information, please contact: Box Office – 9699 3333

NO EXCUSES! – Melbourne International Singers Festival

As part of our Melbourne International Singers Festival we are proud to present:

No Excuses!  – World Premiere

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No Excuses! is a new song suite, created by composers Christina Green and Kathleen McGuire, focusing upon family violence and domestic abuse, with real stories of struggle and inspirational resilience as shared by women from Melbourne’s western suburbs. At the Melbourne International Singers Festival, No Excuses! will be presented by Dr Kathleen McGuire, Christina Green and the No Excuses! Women’s Choir in the magnificent Melbourne Recital Centre.

Supported by Divine Divas of Sunbury and Vox Harmony City of Launceston Choir.

Ticket: Adult $26.90 / Conc/U18 $21.90
Special Offer: ‘2 for 1’ tickets: No Excuses! premiere 2pm & STREET REQUIEM 8pm concerts $43.90/$38.90

         Melbourne Recital Centre

book_now

 

Proceeds support School of Hard Knocks programs

For more information, please contact: Box Office – 9699 3333

FESTIVAL SHOWCASE CONCERT – Melbourne International Singers Festival

As part of our Melbourne International Singers Festival we are proud to present:

FESTIVAL SHOWCASE CONCERT

Featuring our visitors from distant lands, Credo Choir from Dallas, Texas in the USA, conducted by the brilliant Dr Jonathon Palant, and Vox Harmony City of Launceston Choir, a non-auditioned community choir from Tasmania with 55 members, conducted by the ever flamboyant and energetic, Denise Sam.

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Adult $20 / Conc/U18 $15
Deakin Edge Theatre, Federation Square

 

 

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or buy at the door 30 mins prior

 

Proceeds support School of Hard Knocks programs

For more information, please contact:
Ph: 0419 337283

E: misf@schoolofhardknocks.org.au