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Do you love to sing? Are you male … or do you have male friends, family members and colleagues?

Dr Jonathon Welch AM and the School of Hard Knocks invite you to join Melbourne’s most exciting men’s choir program, building positive physical and mental wellbeing for men of all ages through singing and friendship.

We are thrilled to announce that we received funding from Creative Victoria for a new project with MEN ALOUD! to create a 30 minute performance, which will be premiered at the 2018 Melbourne International Singers Festival.

We will be working with the fantastic Warren Wills and Dave Newington on the creative process of this project, with Dr Jonathon Welch AM as Artistic Director and Sarah Waight as project manager.


Rehearsals commence on Sunday 15th April with the final performance to be held during the Melbourne International Singers Festival over the Queen’s Birthday weekend, June 8-11, 2018 at Deakin Edge Theatre.

Now in its 9th consecutive year, Melbourne’s most exciting festival for singers and choirs presents more stunning opportunities to work with some of the world’s finest conductors, composers, arrangers and musician

MEN ALOUD! Registration – $50
5 x 3 hour rehearsals
2 x all day rehearsals
1 x World Premiere performance at Melbourne International Singers Festival
Music files – as required

MEN ALOUD! & MISF Registration – $150
As above, plus includes a full weekend registration to the Melbourne International Singers Festival with entry to all workshops, masterclasses, festival choruses, concerts & performances over the festival weekend.

‘BRING A FRIEND’ MEN ALOUD! & MISF Registration – $225 for two
Includes all of the above plus additional registration for a friend, family member or colleague at half price = $112.50 each (Save $37.50 each)

Weekly Rehearsals
Sundays 15th, 22nd, 29th April, 6th & 20th May between 4 – 7pm
Sundays 27th May & 3rd June between 10am – 5pm
Brenan Hall, St Vincent’s Hospital
Cnr Victoria Pde & Nicholson Sts, Fitzroy 

Final Rehearsals & Performances

Melbourne International Singers Festival 8th – 11th June – Venue, Times & Dates TBC....


For more information about MEN ALOUD!, please contact:
Project Manager: Sarah Waight
Phone:  0413 804 566


Sunday 15 April, 2018
Monday 11 June, 2018
Brenan Hall, St Vincent’s Hospital
Venue Address
Cnr Victoria Pde & Nicholson Sts

Melbourne, Fitzroy

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