Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Term 3 Dates

With our suddenly hectic middle of July, it's been decided that we won't be returning for Term 3 on the expected date - Monday 16th July.

Seeing as we have two shows on the 15th and another on the 17th, we'll have an extra week off (to make up for the 2nd!) and commence Term 3 on Monday 23rd July. That means a 9 week term.

Don't forget, term fees are payable in full by the third week of term (6th August) and can be paid by cash or cheque!


Rehearsal and Concerts with Choir of Hard Knocks

Here's some important information about the forthcoming rehearsal and performances at the Sydney Opera House supporting the Choir of Hard Knocks.

Monday 2nd July at the usual rehearsal venue at 7.30pm sharp - please arrive by 7.15pm. We will be joined by members from Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir and Door in the Wall (and possibly the Randwick Proms) - so please be punctual.

Please bring your music for:
- Flame Trees
- Happy Together
- Shout

Sunday 15th July at 2pm and 6pm in the Opera Theatre at the Sydney Opera House - tickets are still available but are selling fast!
Tuesday 17th July at 8.30pm in the Concert Hall at the Sydney Opera House - SOLD OUT!

Call times to be advised.

Still to be confirmed, but this much is certain:
Women - black pants, shoes, sox/stockings, 3/4 or long sleeved black round-neck t-shirt (Bonds style). Regular stage makeup - including RED lippy.
Men - black pants, shoes, sox, long sleeved collared black shirt. Makeup - optional....

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Extra Concerts and Thank You

Dear SPC members,

I am so thrilled that so many of you have offered to give up your precious time to come and support the Choir of Hard Knocks when they perform in Sydney next month!

Due to a huge public response, the Opera House has now offered to put on two extra concerts on Sun July 15 at 2pm and 6pm to help us raise more funds for the Choir and cover our costs of travelling to Sydney - as you can imagine bringing a contingent of 50 singers all with some mental or physical disability plus a dozen support staff for six days - is no mean feat - more about that later (aaaaaarh!!!!).

It will mean so much to have you perform alongside Choir of Hard Knocks again (after their impromptu performance with us at the National Gallery of Victoria) - you have been so supportive and caring of my dream to create a better world for these beautiful people - I know that it will be an experience you will never forget!

I look forward to seeing you all next Mon July 2 at the rehearsal and sharing a "cuppa" with you - like the old days!

Much love and thanks -

Jonathon xo


Sunday, June 24, 2007


Just had word this morning that Out of the Blue won the Wollongong Eisteddfod last night.

Congrats all around!!


Friday, June 15, 2007


It's been noticed that a previous post advised that the Choir of Hard Knocks show was on Wednesday 18th July.

This was the original date, but it was rescheduled to Tuesday 17th July - we were remiss in not posting this change earlier - sorry!!

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Saturday, June 02, 2007

Choir of Hard Knocks Update

Lots of news for the Choir of Hard Knocks. As most of you would be aware, the CD has now been launched in the ABC shops. It includes the songs previously recorded for the Christmas CD, plus a couple of new ones and highlights from the Gala Launch in March of this year.

The CD is selling extremely well - they've sold over 5000 copies, it's sold out of some shops and is likely to go Gold in the next 2 weeks.

In conjunction with the airing of the documentary series, there is a photo exhibition at the ABC at Ultimo. The photos were taken by Chris Beck throughout the filming of the series and feature on the opening and closing credits. It's well worth a quick look-see if you're in the area.

But wait, there's more. Hot on the heels of the forthcoming shows at the Melbourne Town Hall on 24th June, the Choir will be coming to Sydney to perform at the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday 18th July. So mark the date in your diaries now - more details to come as soon as they're announced.


Fancy a drink?

Term 2 hasn't seen the traditional continue, but the SPC has been known to partake of an after rehearsal tipple at the Petersham RSL.

All members are invited to come along to the RSL on Monday night after rehearsal to have a swift one (or two - but no more than that if you're the designated driver...) to just wind down and have a chat.

Logos au-go-go

It's time to get serious about branding.

As mentioned at rehearsal last Monday, we need to start moving on getting the word out on the street about SPC. To do this we need a logo.

I've sent out an email to the membership today with those logos already submitted. If you've got a logo you'd like to add to the mix, either send it in, or have it ready for this Monday's rehearsal where we'll be voting.

Spelling Bee comes to Sydney

The Sydney Theatre Company is staging the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

Staring Marina Prior, Lisa McCune and Magda Szubanski, this is a hilarious musical about that most American institution of the Spelling Bee.

It opens on 11th June and runs to 14th July - some of us had the joy of seeing the Melbourne Theatre Company's production of the show last year and it was an absolute hoot!

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