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Joyful! Joyful!

A Concert Celebrating
Christmas & Community 

Celebrate the joy of Christmas at our spectacular concert "Joyful! Joyful", Saturday December 1st, 3pm at Deakin Edge in Federation Square.

What could be more joyous than raising funds to support the iconic
Choir of Hard Knocks?  This award winning and heart-warming choir
are special guests at our spectacular fundraising concert.

Joyful! Joyful! features a wonderful star studded cast with:

  • the Choir of Hard Knocks in their 13th anniversary year, under the direction of their multi award winning Founding Artistic Director Dr Jonathon Welch AM;

  • acclaimed contralto Liane Keegan;

  • Footscray-Yarraville City Band conducted by Phillipa Edwards, just returning from a tour of Europe and the UK;

  • opera stars of the future from XL Arts;

  • THECHO!R, now in their 10th year of singing together,

  • Adam Przewlocki as our brilliant accompanist;

  • and the Play It Forward massed choir Latrobe Valley Community Choir, Voices of Casey, Choir of Opportunity, All Together Choir, Voices of the Alfred and Western Health Singers, drawn from right across Melbourne and into regional Victoria.

 What could be more joyful than coming together to make beautiful music?

 What could be more joyful than celebrating community and inclusion in the tenth annual Social Inclusion Week?

Jonathon said, “I am thrilled that Play it Forward, my exciting new organisation providing arts inclusion for all Australians, is presenting our first major concert in support of the award winning Choir of Hard Knocks, to help them continue their inspiring work.

It will be a truly joyful celebration and a magnificent end to another year of wonderful music making.

Please book tickets now at

Celebrate and share the joy of Christmas and community with us.

Ticket prices are $35 full, $25 concession & children U16 and $99 family.