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Australian Songbook | THECHO!R
19 November 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT
Tickets $35 adult / $28 conc & U18 / $110 family of 4
Presented by THECHO!R, Melbourne’s most exciting non-auditioned choir, conducted by Dr Jonathon Welch AM.
Special Guests, Deborah Cheetham AO and Dhungala Children’s Choir, with all funds going to support Dhungala Children’s Choir.
Dhungala Children’s Choir is an award-winning ensemble for Indigenous children between the ages of 9 and 17.
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 and contemporary Australian music, with Deborah Cheetham AO and the Dhungala Children’s Choir as our special guests.”
For thousands of years the Yorta Yorta people have passed down their traditions, language, dreaming and culture through song on their country. The Dhungala Children’s Choir (DCC) is a continuation of this tradition.
Established in 2009 by Yorta Yorta Soprano, Composer and Educator Deborah Cheetham AO and pianist Toni Lalich, DCC gave its debut performance in the SheppARTon festival performance RiverSong and has since become a strong presence in Shepparton, Geelong and throughout Victoria.
Created and directed by Dr Jonathon Welch AM in 2009 also, THECHO!R is now in their 9th year of fantastic performances and has over 150 current singing members.
“I can’t wait for everyone to come together at this concert” Jonathon exclaimed. “We will be performing such a mix of glorious Australian music. We will also be premiering Wominjeka Birrarunga – many voices, a beautiful new work by Deborah, commissioned by THECHO!R.”
One of Melbourne’s most exciting community adult choirs, THECHO!R has performed extensively throughout Victoria, Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane, raising thousands of dollars to support other community related music activities including the African Children’s Choir, Choir of Hard Knocks, School of Hard Knocks and St Vincent’s Hospital “Sing for a Cure”.
Cabaret style seating (tables of 10) and refreshments available.