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First 2013 Luncheon: Jonathon Welch AM
Wednesday 13 March 2013
Jonathon Welch AM

The Unicorn Club 
Wednesday 13 March 2013
12.30pm for 12.50 sit down.

$60 per person.

Jonathon Welch is a multi award winning singer,conductor,teacher, songwriter and recording artist with career spanning over 30 years of professional music service.

 

Since leaving Melbourne High in 1977, he has had over 60 stage roles to his credit. He made his debut with Dame Joan Sutherland at the Sydney Opera House in the “Merry Window” in 1988. Jonathon has performed extensively in the opera, musicals, Gilbert & Sullivan and in concert alongside many of the world’s greatest singer, directors and conductors.

In 2007, Jonathon's work creating choirs for the homeless and disadvantaged in Australia was the subject of the internationally acclaimed ARIA, Logie and Helpmann award winning TV documentary "Choir of Hard Knocks".

A full bio is stated below.

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DR JONATHON WELCH AM
MHS Exit 1977

 

Jonathon Welch AM is a multi award winning singer, conductor, teacher, songwriter and recording artist with a career spanning over 30 years of professional music service. Making his debut with Dame Joan Sutherland at the Sydney Opera House in the "Merry Widow" 1988 Jonathon has over 60 stage roles to his credit and has performed extensively in Opera, musicals, G&S and in concert alongside many of the world's greatest singers, directors and conductors including kd Lang, Baz Lurhmann, and Richard Bonynge to name a few. In 2007, Jonathon's work creating choirs for the homeless and disadvantaged in Australia was the subject of the internationally acclaimed ARIA, Logie and Helpmann award winning TV documentary "Choir of Hard Knocks", also creating the "Jailbirds" documentary in the Victorian Women’s Prisons and was a Judge on the highly successful "Battle of the Choirs" TV series for Channel 7.

 

Jonathon has been recognised for his outstanding 30 year commitment to the music industry, youth music education and his work with marginalised and homeless communities and been awarded Australian of the Year Local Hero 2008, ANZAC of the Year 2009, an Honorary Doctorate and an Order of Australia in the Queen's Birthday Honours in 2009 and an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Council of Educational Leaders.

In 2009 Jonathon created and launched "Social Inclusion Week" making Australia the only country in the world to celebrate Social Inclusion nationally, and in September 2012 launched his vision for the future of arts, cultural and wellbeing programs and training for those experiencing homelessness and disadvantage with the "School of Hard Knocks Institute". Jonathon has just returned from Uganda filming his new documentary "Choir Man in Africa", working with the African's Children Choir to perform with them at the 50th Anniversary of the Independence of Uganda concerts for the King and Queen of Uganda.

 

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