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You Can’t Stop The Music this Sunday!! Presented by THECHO!R & Artistic Director Jonathon Welch

Tickets are still available for this fun and fabulous concert. Celebrating the singers and songwriters of the 1980's on Sunday 1st July at 3pm...

Melbourne International Singers Festival 2018 welcomes Antony Pitts, from The Song Company

In the lead up to our 9th annual Melbourne International Singers Festival, we unfortunately have to advise that due to ill health, Richard Gill...

True Love Story at the Melbourne International Singers Festival

The Melbourne International Singers Festival 2018 is thrilled to presented the internationally acclaimed, award winning The Song Company, with Artistic Director, Antony Pitts, at...

Earlybird registrations are open for the Melbourne International Singers Festival 2018

From the 7th to the 11th of June. Proudly presented by the School of Hard Knocks Now in its 9th consecutive year, Melbourne International Singers...

Celebrate Social Inclusion Week at Merry & Bright on Sunday 26th November, Deakin Edge

Merry & Bright, the School of Hard Knocks final concert for 2017 is presented on Sunday 26 November from 2pm at Deakin Edge. This...

Come and enjoy our great Australian music at Australian Songbook, this Sunday at Collingwood Town Hall!

In celebration of Australian Music Month, THECHO!R will present their next sensational concert.  Australian Songbook on Sunday November 19th at 3pm in the Collingwood...

School of Hard Knocks celebrates the great music & composers of the 60s. It’s the real thing

We know that Absolutely Everybody Loves the 60’s!! Come and join us at the School of Hard Knocks fab, groovy celebration of the psychedelic 60’s on Sunday the 24th of September at Deakin Edge from 3pm. Jonathon Welch, Founding Artistic Director of the School of Hard Knocks, will be Chief Conductor and MC. Jonathon explains “The School of Hard Knocks loves presenting these concerts which enable us to bring together a wonderful community of singers and musicians.” This concert features Jan van de Stool, ‘International Music Therapist’ and star of ‘Australia’s Got Talent’ 2016 as our very funny and fabulous guest artist, THECHO!R and the award winning, Footscray-Yarraville City Band, conducted by Phillipa Edwards. “The music from the 60s era is remembered so fondly and is a source of inspiration for so many. Certainly an inspiration for me! This will be one way cool affair! You will know the songs. I expect everyone will be up and grooving in the aisles” Jonathon said with a smile. Choirs from the School’s Absolutely Everybody choral program will also perform in our 350 voice massed choir. “We have choirs in Latrobe Valley, Frankston, Melbourne, Casey, Footscray, Sunshine and Fitzroy. We also have choral programs in Brisbane and Port Macquarie. I want to get the whole world singing!” Jonathon exclaimed. The concert is a fundraiser for the School of Hard Knocks. Jonathon explained “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 help build positive physical and mental well being through the arts for those who are marginalised in the community. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 concession, $15 for under 18s and a family, of 2 adults and 2 children, is $75. Book online through the School’s website at www.schoolofhardknocks.org.au or purchase at the door from 2.30pm.

Celebrating choirs & the joy of singing at the Melbourne Recital Centre, Sunday June 11th

Do you LOVE to hear choirs and beautiful melodious singing …WE DO! Are you a fan of the Divine Divas of Sunbury, THECHO!R, Co-cheol and Amber Evans … WE ARE! Would you like to be introduced to the sublime singing of Musica and Men Aloud! …YES??? Then come to our choral extravaganza at the Melbourne Recital Centre this Sunday June 11th!!! Part of the 8th annual Melbourne International Singers Festival.

Melbourne International Singers Festival is proud to present Fantastic Festival Concerts on Sunday June 11th

Melbourne International Singers Festival is proud to present fantastic concerts in the Melbourne Recital Centre, featuring a selection of guest choirs and artists from our Festival! Please check our website for our full Festival program. An unforgettable weekend of musical experiences!!! #MISF17

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Millennials and Gen Z prioritise impact investments

Almost 73% of Millennials and Generation Z demand that their investment portfolios include Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria, says a new global study conducted by one of the world’s largest independent financial and asset management organizations.​ In the deVere Group poll of more than 800 clients around the world, 72.8% said it was a […]

Looming sustainability regulation is propelling the need for mandated digital ESG reporting by Australia’s largest organisations

Some of Australia’s largest organisations, including Deloitte Australia and PwC Australia, would support mandatory digital ESG reporting as incoming sustainability regulations act as a catalyst for much-needed innovation. Speaking at corporate reporting cloud platform provider, Workiva’s, Accelerate event in Sydney, attended by the likes of Challenger, Yancoal, UNSW, and others, some of Australia’s largest organisations talked […]

Warning for Western Sydney: ignore trees at your peril

Above: TCL’s Terrence Stapleton at Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre, NSW (photography Peter Ayres) Proposed precincts of more than 5,000 homes, along with a new international airport, will see Western Sydney take off over the next few years. Little wonder it’s the state’s fastest-growing region. As planning progresses, local landscape architect Terrence Stapleton is […]

Xpansiv Completes Capital Raise Led by Aramco Ventures

Xpansiv®, the leading market infrastructure provider for the global energy transition, today announced it has finalized a new capital raise led by Aramco Ventures, a leading investor in low-carbon energy and sustainability, and existing investors. The investment will be used to support the further development of Xpansiv’s global energy and environmental markets infrastructure solutions as […]

The 50 most influential ESG corporate professionals in Australia named

By FS Sustainability The 50 most influential environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) professionals working at ASX-listed companies have been named by trade publication FS Sustainability in the 2024 ESG Power50 guide. Running for the second year, the ESG Power50 comprises individuals that hail from diverse industries, each wielding significant influence in their respective spheres. This year’s Power50 […]

Distressing lack of access to palliative care highlighted in new data

Palliative Care Australia New data released during National Palliative Care Week reveals the benefits of palliative care for those with a terminal diagnosis but also highlights a distressing lack of access to the symptom control, and social and emotional support palliative care offers. Produced by the Australian Institute of...

Salvatori Lolicato – A Ceramic Artist Opens Studios at VegOut

As part of Melbourne Design Week local St Kilda artist Salvatori Lolicato will have some of his wonderful art on display. SHAKESPEARE GROVE ARTIST STUDIOS | EXHIBITION AND OPEN STUDIOS Presented by City of Port Phillip Salvatori Lolicato Ceramic Artist B.A (visual Arts) Distinction ANU, Canberra Dip Ed Deakin University, Melbourne As a St Kilda identity […]

Going Green: Leveraging Sustainability in the Restaurant Industry

More than just a trend, sustainability is becoming an essential factor in running any business, and nowhere is it more important than in the restaurant industry, which relies on the quality and availability of plants, animals, and other natural resources. It’s also true that a growing number of restaurant guests seek sustainability too, with one […]

Demystifying ATAR Scores: Everything You Need to Know About Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank

Navigating the final years of secondary education can be a daunting experience for students, educators, and parents alike. Among the myriad of considerations, understanding the Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) stands out as a crucial aspect of the tertiary education application process.  This comprehensive guide aims to demystify...

4 Industries Where Applications of Satellite Images Makes Difference

Satellite-retrieved pictures, gathered from space by both government and private-sector satellites, serve as a crucial tool for monitoring Earth's dynamic systems. These images not only track changes in the physical landscape — such as alterations in water bodies, air quality, and vegetation — but also help in...

Update to National Palliative Care Standards released

At a key moment in Australia’s health reform journey, the long-standing benchmark for the delivery of quality palliative care has been updated. “Our National Standards for Spe cialist Palliative Care Services have played a key role in strengthening the sector’s work and delivering quality of life to patients and families for...

The Odd Couple – The Play [Melb]

Neil Simon’s classic comedy The Odd Couple celebrates its opening night at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre on 23 May 2024. Starring as Oscar and Felix in The Odd Couple are Shane Jacobson and Todd McKenney, the archetypal odd couple, as different as chalk and cheese, but best mates and...