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A call for singers and choirs to join the No Excuses! massed women's choir

BY CarolineK | 18-Sep-2015
We are inviting singers and choirs to join the No Excuses! massed women's choir, presented by the School of Hard Knocks and the Big West Festival. No Excuses! is a new song suite, created by composers Christina Green and Kathleen McGuire focussing upon family violence and domestic abuse, with real stories of struggle and inspirational resilience as shared by women from Melbourne's western suburbs. Rehearsals commence Sunday 27th September at Footscray Hospital.
Address: Melbourne
Date: 27 September - 21 November
Time: Please check website for further details
Ticket: Please check website for further details
Buy / Ticket: http://www.trybooking.com/JAYK
Web: https://noexcuses.teamapp.com/
EMail: info@schoolofhardknocks.org.au
Call: 0419 337283
We are inviting singers and choirs to join the No Excuses! massed women's choir, presented by the School of Hard Knocks and the Big West Festival. No Excuses! is a new song suite, created by composers Christina Green and Kathleen McGuire focussing upon family violence and domestic abuse, with real stories of struggle and inspirational resilience as shared by women from Melbourne's western suburbs.

No Excuses! Project Rehearsals for the women's choir will commence on Sunday 27th September led by the composers, Dr Kathleen McGuire and Christina Green. To join this exciting new choir, and to be involved in the premiere performance of this moving and empowering new work, please click below to register. Please invite your female friends, family and colleagues to join also. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds (see below for more details).*

Registration includes:
* 8 x Rehearsals - Footscray Hospital, Sundays 4-6pm from 27th Sept to 15th Nov 2015
* 2 x Performances - Friday 20th & Saturday 21st Nov 2015 at 8pm
* Music to print & audio files
* Parking, if required


Rehearsals will be held from 4:00 to 6:00pm on Sundays at Footscray Hospital 160 Gordon St Footscray. If you are driving, free parking will be provided on site. It is also accessible via public transport. If you are a music director or choir manager interested in this project, please contact us to enquire about how your choir or singers may also be involved. For more info about No Excuses!, and TO REGISTER go to http://www.trybooking.com/JAYK

PAYMENT OPTIONS:
We have a selection of registrations available. Please select the one that applies best to you. We are relying upon your honesty: * Standard registration fee: $50
* Limited income registration fee: $25
* No income: use promo code NOEXCUSES

Donate: If you are able, please consider making a donation to offset those who cannot afford to pay a fee.

Share Your Story

Are you a woman who lives, works, socialises or perhaps grew up in Melbourne's western suburbs? Do you have a real story related to family violence to share as poetry or prose? We are still accepting contributions of original, non fictional poetry or prose in any language related to family violence. Composers Christina Green and Kathleen McGuire will use the contributions as source material to continue creating the No Excuses! song suite to be performed by hundreds of women! Read below for more information.
HOW TO SHARE YOUR STORY:
You may contribute in various ways:
- Online form
- Regular mail (address below)

ONLINE FORM

You may add your story ANONYMOUSLY if you wish. Answer a few simple questions, then submit your story:

REGULAR MAIL

If you prefer, you may MAIL your completed form, along with your contributed writing piece, to:
No Excuses! project
School of Hard Knocks Ltd
PO Box 1362
Carlton Vic 3053

ENQUIRIES

If you have any enquiries about the No Excuses! project or if require further information, please contact project manager, Jan Hamilton at: info@schoolofhardknocks.org.au or call 0419 337283. The No Excuses! project is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.