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Danielle Matthews, a special guest at Swing! Into Christmas

BY CarolineK | 03-Dec-2015
The School of Hard Knocks can't wait for our Swing into Christmas fundraising concert on December 12th!!! Danielle says “When I sing I channel energy, when I dance I radiate it!” We are thrilled to have such a wonderful array of guest artists joining us - Danielle AND Australia’s Got Talent 2011 finalist, jazz sensation, Liam Burrows AND MC, Mark Holden. Everyone will be singing and dancing together as our guest artists, the choirs and the band perform beautiful Christmas songs, arranged in swing, jazz and gospel styles. The concert will also feature the Choir of Hard Knocks at the start of their 10th anniversary year! THECHO!R, 300 massed voices of the Absolutely Everybody choirs, the Footscray Yarraville City Band directed by Phillipa Edwards, and Adam Przewlocki. We'd love to see you there.....bring your dancing shoes!!! #SWINGSOHK15
School of Hard Knocks artistic directors, Dr Jonathon Welch AM and Dr Kathleen McGuire invite you to join us to celebrate as we sing and dance along to all your favourite Christmas songs.

You will also be supporting the School of Hard Knocks as this concert will also raise funds for the School to assist in providing arts, cultural and wellbeing programs for Melbourne's homeless and most disadvantaged.

Jonathon explains “The School is the culmination of my dream to expand our programs beyond the Choir of Hard Knocks and to engage the professional arts, education, welfare and volunteer sector to provide industry leading arts courses programs that will build pathways to further education and employment for those experiencing disadvantage. The School of Hard Knocks offers access to the best musicians, artists and opportunities for those in the disadvantaged sector, to not only build confidence and self-esteem, but also to build pathways to further education and employment opportunities.