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A Christmas Celebration of Courage, Joy and Love. Supporting the wonderful work of the School of Hard Knocks.

BY CarolineK | 30-Nov-2016
Make a real difference, come to Hand in Hand, presented by the School of Hard Knocks, as we celebrate the true spirit of Christmas. While you listen to beautiful arias from your favourite operas, groove to gospel and swoon to classics you love, also know that your support assists the School to deliver a wide range of arts and cultural initiatives to people experiencing disadvantage across a number of sectors of our community. This concert particularly seeks to raise funds for the School's new women’s and men’s choral programs, No Excuses! and Men Aloud! singing out against family violence! This will be a beautiful, joyous celebration. Gather your family, friends and colleagues together and come along. We so very much welcome and appreciate your support! School of Hard Knocks - Empowering Through The Arts. @SOHKnocks #HandInHand
Hand In Hand will feature a myriad of fabulous artists including Liane Keegan, John Bolton Wood, XL ARTS, the Absolutely Everybody massed chorus, the award winning Footscray Yarraville City Band, Phillipa Edwards, THECHO!R, Hallelujah Gospel Chorus, Dr Kathleen McGuire and Dr Jonathon Welch AM.

The work of the School of Hard Knocks builds upon the model of the highly awarded Choir of Hard Knocks that has so successfully transformed the lives of a remarkable group of people by providing them with the opportunity to re-join the ‘mainstream’ community through singing and recording with pre-eminent artists in some of Australia’s premier venues and in the process regaining confidence, self esteem and pathways to education and employment.

“The School of Hard Knocks is so very excited and proud to offer these choir programs for such important causes and to help build positive physical and mental wellbeing through singing!” Dr Jonathon Welch, the Founding Artistic Director of the School of Hard Knocks said.

Tickets start at just $28 for adults and $23 for concession and under 18.

For bookings or for more information about the School of Hard Knocks please go to www.schoolofhardknocks.org.au

........ and thank YOU for supporting the School of Hard Knocks provision of arts and cultural programs to the marginalised and vulnerable in our community.