Thursday, November 22, 2007

You Tube - Perfect Day


If you click on the link below you'll see/hear a version of Perfect Day which we're learning for Sydney Street Choir gig
It's all about the music

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Voices of Angels

Voices of Angels
‘One couldn't help noticing the unforced purity of sound and trueness of pitch in the individual voices as they proceeded past to create a delicately luminous web around the hall … as much fun as any of us had had since our fifth birthday party.’ Peter McCallum, Sydney Morning Herald May 2007. Let the voices of the acclaimed Sydney Children’s Choir and Gondwana Voices choir lift your spirits this Christmas in a concert of enchanting carols and fun new music that celebrates the magic of the festive season.Conducted by Lyn Williams OAM and hosted by James Valentine, the choirs (of more than 200 children) will be accompanied by a chamber orchestra to perform much loved works such as Silent Night and O Come All Ye Faithful as well as the fresh and fun new sounds of Australian Christmas.
This year 702 ABC Sydney’s James Valentine adds “composer” to his many talents and has written three songs, titled Three Christmas Cards, especially for the choirs offering a humorous commentary on contemporary Australian Christmas culture.

Gondwana Voices, established by Artistic Director Lyn Williams in 1997, is Australia’s national children’s choir and is made up of singers aged 10-16 from every state and territory in Australia. Sydney Children’s Choir is one of the world’s most innovative children’s choirs. They have commissioned over 50 works from leading Australian composers, performing a significant number of Australian compositions each year. Due to popular demand, this year there will be two performances of Voices of Angels. You can celebrate Christmas with Voices of Angels on Sunday 16 December at 3pm and Monday 17 December at 7pm at City Recital Hall Angel Place. As a valued patron of City Recital Hall Angel Place, we would like to give you the opportunity to save $13 on the adult ticket price and purchase an adult ticket for only $32 (non discounted price $45)!To book tickets and take up this special offer click here and then type the promotion code word VOICES. You can also book by phone on 8256 2222 or in person at the City Recital Hall Box Office.Be quick because this special price is only available until Monday 4 December 2007. Media Partner

21 November 2007

Monday, November 19, 2007

A Note From Jonathon Welch

Hello dear friends and colleaugues -

Can you please pass this on to everyone that you know - I hope we will see you there for this very special event - it will be an amazing evening!

Thanks for your support -


PS...Just a reminder that the Choir's new book is out now (only $15.95 at ABC shops) and their new CD - Songs of Hope and Inspiration will be out early December also - and my CD is out next Sat Nov 24!

Vodafone Arena Concert – Saturday 1 December @ 8pm

RecLink Australia presents an exclusive concert of Hope and Inspiration, sung by Aria Award Winner’s
The Choir of Hard Knocks to help celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.

The Choir will be conducted by Jonathon Welch who has just been announced as the winner of the
Victorian Local Hero 2008 in the Australian of the Year Awards
and ABC Music Personality of the Year in the Limelight Awards.

The Choir will be performing songs from their new CD -
Somg of Hope and Inspiration
which will be on sale late November 2007.

Special Celebrity Guests preforming with the Choir of Hard Knocks at the concert include the following sensational artists;

Judith Durham
Karen Knowles
Tim McCallum
Melbourne Singers of Gospel
Melbourne High School Singers

“The Choir is thrilled that legendary international singer/songwriter Judith Durham has accepted Jonathon Welch’s invitation to be special guest, marking Judith’s first concert engagement in Australia since 2002. As well as singing an evergreen Seekers hit with the Choir, Judith will take the solo spotlight for some inspirational songs and ragtime piano.”

When - Saturday 1st December
Where - Vodafone Arena 8pm
Tickets - from $49, concession $25 – call Ticketek 132849 or book online (Concessions and Group Bookings available)
Special Corporate packages are available also! (direct link to purchase tickets) or
All proceeds raised from the concert will go towards the sport & recreation, arts & culture programs executed through RecLink Australia which help support and care for disadvantaged Australians. AND DON'T FORGET TO...*****Tune it to the ABC on Sunday 25th 7.30pm for the Opera House Special, behind the scenes.....
The Choir of Hard Knocks Sydney Opera House concert. *******

PS. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.!
Please contact Choir of Hard Knocks on 03 9694 2180

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Choir Of Hard Knocks Opera House Special

The Opera House concert that SPC sang at, as part of a massed choir with the choir of Hard Knocks will be screening:-


It's all about the music

Friday, November 16, 2007


Congratulations to Jonathon Welch on winning

1. Victorian Local Hero in the Australian of the Year Awards


2. ABC Music Personality of the Year at the Limelight Awards.

Well done and continued success!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Expressions of Interest for Sound Of Music Sing along show

Dear Members and Friends of Sydney Pop Choir


This is a very funny show.
If you are interested in going would you please contact Frank at

Sing-A-Long-A Sound of Music - Exclusive Presale - Exclusive My Ticketmaster Presale.

Have you ever been to a musical film and had the uncontrollable urge to burst into song?
Well, here is your chance to bellow, shamelessly and loudly, about your favourite things!
Cheer the Von Trapp kids, hiss the Baroness, boo the Nazis, wave your Edelweiss at Sing-A-Long-A Sound of Music.

Ticketmaster is giving you the opportunity to purchase tickets before the general public and SAVE 10% on adult tickets.

Remember to quote the code word EARLYBIRD when
purchasing tickets online.

Enter code: EARLYBIRD into Special Offers Box.
State Theatre Sydney, NSW
22/02/08 - 23/02/08

Find Tickets
This exclusive presale is available now until 5pm, Sunday 18 November 2007.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Sydney Street Choir rehearsal

Guys and gals,

There will be a rehearsal for the Sydney Street Choir gig on Wednesday 21 November. Time to be advised.

The address is:
Camperdown Community Church
Cnr Salisbury Road and Cardigan Street

I can't get a map loaded up, so you will have to look in your street directory or Google Maps.


Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Updated repertoire for Out Of The Blue Concert 10/11/07

Hello Sydney Pop Choir

Due to the fact that Out of The Blue will be performing Fields Of Gold we've had to revise our repertoire for Saturday evening.

I Want You Back. - {choreograpy - will minimal subtle movements.}

Fever/Light My Fire. {Don't forget softs and louds, make repeated phrases sound different.}

IN THIS HEART -{"My Love"= "Maa Laarv"}

Stand By Me. {Remember when soloists are performing the rest of us are providing background accompaniment}

Brain Damage. - {Remember to sing with rather stunned/crazy/insane demeanour - bring out the inner 'rock god' at appropriate places in the song}

Farewell & Goodnight. {Remember great "OOO expression"}

Freedom Train - to be sung with Out Of The Blue Singers - don't rush it, remember to emphasise freedom - it's been a long time a comin'.......

Remember to sing "the" as "thar"

Please be at the club at 5.30pm. Wear your red and black polo shirts to the gig as well as at the sound check. Thank you.

Have a safe trip to Port Kembla. (Did you know that Kembla is an aboriginal word meaning "plenty of wild fowl").

Monday, November 05, 2007

Australian of the Year State Finalists

Hi everyone

Following on from the wonderful work that Jonathon Welch has done with the
Choir Of Hark Knocks, it seems has has been nominated for the Local Hero Award of Victoria. See the link below (Australian Pop Choir gets a mention too!! ooooh).

Our heartiest congratulations to Jonathon on this wonderful nomination.

Plus, former Pop Kid Bianca Moon is a State Finalist for NSW (1 of 4) in the Young Australian of the Year category of the awards. She's got some stiff competition from Casey Stoner, but it's wonderful that she's made it to the finals.

Have a great week

It's All About The Music

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