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Melbourne International Singers Festival 2018 welcomes Antony Pitts, from The Song Company

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...

True Love Story at the Melbourne International Singers Festival

True Love Story At The Melbourne International Singers Festival
The Melbourne International Singers Festival 2018 is thrilled to presented the internationally acclaimed, award winning The Song Company, with Artistic Director, Antony Pitts, at MISF for the first time, in "True Love Story" on Friday 8 June at Deakin Edge. An Autobiographical mediaeval French...

Earlybird registrations are open for the Melbourne International Singers Festival 2018

Earlybird Registrations Are Open For The Melbourne International Singers Festival 2018
From the 7th to the 11th of June. Proudly presented by the School of Hard Knocks Now in its 9th consecutive year, Melbourne International Singers Festival will be led by Guest Conductor RICHARD GILL AO and Australia’s finest conductors, musicians and singers including: The Song...

Celebrate Social Inclusion Week at Merry & Bright on Sunday 26th November, Deakin Edge

Celebrate Social Inclusion Week At Merry & Bright On Sunday 26th November, Deakin Edge
Merry & Bright, the School of Hard Knocks final concert for 2017 is presented on Sunday 26 November from 2pm at Deakin Edge. This concert takes place in Social Inclusion Week, an annual initiative, which was created in 2009, by the Founding Artistic Director...

Come and enjoy our great Australian music at Australian Songbook, this Sunday at Collingwood Town Hall!

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In celebration of Australian Music Month, THECHO!R will present their next sensational concert.  Australian Songbook on Sunday November 19th at 3pm in the Collingwood Town Hall. Dr Jonathon Welch AM, Artistic Director of THECHO!R explains "this will be a truly special concert of popular, new...

School of Hard Knocks celebrates the great music & composers of the 60s. It’s the real thing

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We know that Absolutely Everybody Loves the 60’s!! Come and join us at the School of Hard Knocks fab, groovy celebration of the psychedelic 60’s on Sunday the 24th of September at Deakin Edge from 3pm. Jonathon Welch, Founding Artistic Director of the School of Hard Knocks, will be Chief Conductor and MC. Jonathon explains “The School of Hard Knocks loves presenting these concerts which enable us to bring together a wonderful community of singers and musicians.” This concert features Jan van de Stool, ‘International Music Therapist’ and star of ‘Australia’s Got Talent’ 2016 as our very funny and fabulous guest artist, THECHO!R and the award winning, Footscray-Yarraville City Band, conducted by Phillipa Edwards. “The music from the 60s era is remembered so fondly and is a source of inspiration for so many. Certainly an inspiration for me! This will be one way cool affair! You will know the songs. I expect everyone will be up and grooving in the aisles” Jonathon said with a smile. Choirs from the School’s Absolutely Everybody choral program will also perform in our 350 voice massed choir. “We have choirs in Latrobe Valley, Frankston, Melbourne, Casey, Footscray, Sunshine and Fitzroy. We also have choral programs in Brisbane and Port Macquarie. I want to get the whole world singing!” Jonathon exclaimed. The concert is a fundraiser for the School of Hard Knocks. Jonathon explained “The School is the culmination of my dream to expand our programs beyond the Choir of Hard Knocks and to engage the professional arts, education, welfare and volunteer sector to provide industry leading arts courses programs that will help build positive physical and mental well being through the arts for those who are marginalised in the community. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 concession, $15 for under 18s and a family, of 2 adults and 2 children, is $75. Book online through the School’s website at www.schoolofhardknocks.org.au or purchase at the door from 2.30pm.

Celebrating choirs & the joy of singing at the Melbourne Recital Centre, Sunday June 11th

Do you LOVE to hear choirs and beautiful melodious singing …WE DO! Are you a fan of the Divine Divas of Sunbury, THECHO!R, Co-cheol and Amber Evans … WE ARE! Would you like to be introduced to the sublime singing of Musica and Men Aloud! …YES??? Then come to our choral extravaganza at the Melbourne Recital Centre this Sunday June 11th!!! Part of the 8th annual Melbourne International Singers Festival.

Melbourne International Singers Festival is proud to present Fantastic Festival Concerts on Sunday June 11th

melbourne international singers festival is proud to present fantastic festival concerts on sunday june 11th
Melbourne International Singers Festival is proud to present fantastic concerts in the Melbourne Recital Centre, featuring a selection of guest choirs and artists from our Festival! Please check our website for our full Festival program. An unforgettable weekend of musical experiences!!! #MISF17