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THECHO!R pays homage to our great Australian music, singers & composers at AUSTRALIAN SONGBOOK, Sunday 19 November
BY CarolineK | 08-Oct-2017
Australian Songbook is presented by THECHO!R, Melbourne’s most exciting non-auditioned choir, conducted by Dr Jonathon Welch AM. Collingwood Town Hall, on Sunday 19 November at 3pm. THECHO!R are thrilled and very honoured that Deborah Cheetham AO and Dhungala Children’s Choir will be our special guests at this concert. Dhungala Children’s Choir is an award-winning ensemble for Indigenous children between the ages of 9 and 17. 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. Don't miss this very special concert. Tickets are on sale NOW!!! All funds will support Dhungala Children’s Choir. #OZSongbook
Established in 2009 by Yorta Yorta Soprano, Composer and Educator Deborah Cheetham AO and pianist Toni Lalich, Dhungala Children's Choir 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 also in 2009, THECHO!R is now in their 9th year of fantastic performances and has over 150 current singing members.
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".
THECHO!R's repertoire spans all genres from contemporary, jazz and swing to opera, music theatre and rock and is open to all interested singers, experienced or budding, from 18 years and over.