100 Sunshine Coast voices unite to sing at Mental Health Week Concert, 2017
In 2006, Dr Welch founded the Choir of Hard Knocks, an innovative social inclusion initiative to support isolated and disadvantaged members of the community and help build their resilience and self-esteem. The choir shot to fame in 2007 thanks for a TV documentary series in Australia.
Seeing the positive impact that the choir had on its members, in 2012, Dr Welch founded the School of Hard Knocks, a charity initiative running arts-based activities such as creative writing, choir, percussion and music theatre activities, using the power of the arts to help build positive mental and physical well-being.
'As a graduate of Queensland Conservatorium in the 1980's, I'm so excited to be back in Queensland to support the community that gave me so much support and encouragement, with our dynamic range of innovative School of Hard Knocks arts and cultural programs. I am looking forward to singing on the Sunshine Coast for the first time' said Dr Welch.
Tickets for the concert are on sale now!!! Please visit The Events Centre website or call 07 5491 4240.
Funds raised will help support the School of Hard Knocks deliver arts programs in Queensland to help build positive physical and mental wellbeing for those who are marginalised or disadvantaged.
School of Hard Knocks - Empowering Through The Arts