Wed, 22 Feb|
Claire's Kitchen at le Salon
CLAIRE'S KITCHEN PRIDE CABARET SEASON presents Jonathon Welch
‘A HARD KNOCK LIFE' Jonathon Welch AM performs for the first time at Claire's Kitchen
Time & Location
22 Feb 2023, 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Claire's Kitchen at le Salon, 35 Oxford St, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia
About The Event
3 courses from our a la carte menu and a fourty minute set $120 p/p
Arrival at 6pm sharp
One of Australia's most unique and diverse award winning performing and recording artists, having also created the ‘choir that stole the Nation’s heart’ in 2007 - the Choir of Hard Knocks, Jonathon is thrilled to perform his new show - A HARD KNOCK LIFE at Claire's Kitchen for the first time, celebrating his incredible life story and career over the past 4 decades in song!
MD: Adam Przewlocki
Multi award winning singer, conductor, teacher, composer, director, keynote speaker and recording artist, Jonathon Welch is one of Australia’s most unique and sought after artists with a career spanning more than four decades.
Jonathon has performed around the World alongside many of the finest singers, directors and conductors including Baz Lurhmann, John Farnham, Jimmy Barnes, KD Lang, Grace Bumbry, Frederica Von Stade and Dame Joan Sutherland in some of the world’s great Concert Halls and Opera Houses including Carnegie Hall, New York, Royal Albert Hall, London and Sydney Opera House.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 in 2009, was a Judge on the highly successful ‘Battle of the Choirs’ TV series for Channel 7 and has been featured on many TV series including ABC’s ‘Spicks & Specks’, ‘Q&A’, ’Australian Story’ and most recently on ‘The Voice’ in 2020 with Boy George.
Jonathon has been recognised for his outstanding commitment to the music industry, youth music education and his work with marginalised and homeless communities with the Victorian and Australian of the Year Local Hero 2008, ANZAC of the Year 2009, an Honorary Doctorate, an Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2009 and an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Council of Educational Leaders.Jonathon was also Music Director for the award winning Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir from 1998 - 2003 conducting over 120 performances that included ‘Mythologia’ with Sydney Dance Company for the 2000 Olympic Cultural Festival, Artistic Director for the Gay Games choral festival in 2002, Music Director for Melbourne Gay & Lesbian Chorus from 2005 - 2007 where he also founded the first LGBTQI + Youth Chorus (now known as ‘ShOUT’) in Australia, and has been a Guest conductor and workshop presenter for GALA Choruses at many of their past festivals including Toronto and Montreal, Canada, as well as Portland and Florida USA.
Aboriginal drawing: WE TRAVEL DIFFERENT PATHS TO CELEBRATE
by DARREN BUDDA-DEAN proud KAMILAROI and GOMEROI man
Dinner and Show
Including Booking Fee$120.00