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  • Deakin Edge Theatre, Federation Square cnr Flinders & Swanston Sts Melbourne, VIC, 3000 Australia (map)
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Seniors Performance Workshop


Calling all singers and vocal acts over 60! Come and hone your skills with award winning singer & teacher Dr Jonathon Welch AM. Free event but please register to participate & attend.

Register as a Participant:

Limited to 10 places at which each singer will have 10 minutes to perform one song that they will sing and then work with Jonathon in a masterclass type situation where he will discuss their performance and offer suggestions for improvement.


You will have the choice of the following accompaniment:

- CD backing - please bring your own and provide to the Stage Manager when you arrive

- Accompany yourself on guitar or the grand piano 

- Bring your own accompanist 

NB All singers will perform with a microphone as Deakin Edge is a very large theatre space


Register as an audience member

Attend the workshop to observe Jonathon working on performance skills with masterclass participants.

Limited seating available!!



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More About The Artist

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Dr Jonathon Welch AM

Multi award winning singer, conductor, teacher, composer, producer, director, author and recording artist, Jonathon Welch is one of Australia’s most unique and diverse artists with a career spanning four decades. Jonathon has performed around the World alongside many of the finest singers, directors and conductors including Baz Luhrmann, John Farnham, Jimmy Barnes, kd Lang, Grace Bumbry, Frederica Von Stade and Dame Joan Sutherland in some of the world’s great Concert Halls and Opera Houses including Carnegie Hall, New York, Royal Albert Hall, London and Sydney Opera House.

In 2007, Jonathon’s work creating choirs for the homeless and disadvantaged in Australia was the subject of the internationally acclaimed ARIA, Logie and Helpmann award winning TV documentary ‘Choir of Hard Knocks’. He also created the ‘Jailbirds’ documentary in the Victorian Women’s Prisons in 2009, was a Judge on the highly successful ‘Battle of the Choirs’ TV series for Channel 7.

Jonathon has been recognised for his outstanding commitment to the music industry, youth music education and his work with marginalised and homeless communities with the Victorian and Australian of the Year Local Hero 2008, ANZAC of the Year 2009, an Honorary Doctorate, an Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2009 and an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Council of Educational Leaders.

In 2009 Jonathon created and launched ‘Social Inclusion Week’ making Australia the only country in the world to celebrate Social Inclusion nationally, and in September 2012 launched his vision for the future of arts, cultural and wellbeing programs for all Australians with the ‘School of Hard Knocks’ and ‘Play It Forward’ programs in 2018.

Later Event: June 6