Choir of Hard Knocks with Dr Jonathon Welch AM

What could be more joyous than supporting the iconic Choir of Hard Knocks continue their inspiring work? This award winning and heart-warming Choir will feature as a special guest in our spectacular fundraising concert Joyful! Joyful! at Deakin Edge, 3pm on Saturday 1st December.

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.

The star studded cast for joyful! Joyful! also includes acclaimed contralto Liane Keegan and the Footscray-Yarraville City Band conducted by Phillipa Edwards, XL Arts, THECHO!R, Adam Przewlocki, Latrobe Valley Community Choir, Voices of Casey, Choir of Opportunity, All Together Choir, Voices of the Alfred and Western Health Singers.

Celebrate and share the joy of Christmas with us.

Tickets are $35 Full / $25 Conc & Child U16 / $99 Family (2 adults/2 child)
Book your tickets now at www.playitforward.org.au/events

Limited tickets remaining.

Presented by Play It Forward – Inclusive Arts Programs for all Australians

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