Joyful! Joyful! A spectacular Christmas fundraising concert in support of Choir of Hard Knocks

Sat, 01/12/2018 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

What could be more joyous than supporting the iconic Choir of Hard Knocks continue their inspiring work? The award winning and heart-warming choir will feature as a special guest in our spectacular fundraising concert.

The Choir of Hard Knocks is credited with being the only artists in Australian music history to have been awarded the highest accolades in the same year. These include - a Logie Award for the Most Outstanding Factual Documentary TV Series in 2007 (for the ABC's 'Choir of Hard Knocks' documentary); an ARIA award for Best TV Soundtrack, Platinum ARIA award for their first CD "Songs from the TV Series" a Gold ARIA award for their second CD "Songs of Hope and Inspiration" and a coveted Helpmann Award for Most Outstanding Special Event for their sell out concerts at Sydney Opera House in 2007.

Now in their 13th anniversary year, the choir is still led by their dedicated Founding Artistic Director, Dr Jonathon Welch AM. Most importantly, the ongoing and regular contact the choir provides to its members has had a profound effect on their lives, leading many of the original 52 back to either part time or full time study or work.

This special celebratory concert also features the -
• acclaimed contralto Liane Keegan
• Footscray-Yarraville City Band conducted by Phillipa Edwards, just returning from a tour of Europe and the UK;
• opera stars of the future from XL Arts,
• THECHO!R, now in their 10th year of singing together,
• Adam Przewlocki as our brilliant accompanist...
• and the Play It Forward massed choir Latrobe Valley Community Choir, Voices of Casey, Choir of Opportunity, All Together Choir, Voices of the Alfred and Western Health Singers, drawn from right across Melbourne and into regional Victoria.

Jonathon said, “I am thrilled that Play it Forward, my exciting new organisation providing arts inclusion for all Australians, is presenting our first major concert in support of the award winning Choir of Hard Knocks, to help them continue their inspiring work."

Ticket prices are $35 full, $25 concession & children U16 and $99 family.

Celebrate and share the joy of Christmas with us

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Deakin Edge, Federation Square
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