Jonathon Welch Farewells Choir of Hard Knocks

Posted 20 September 2018


After 12 years at the helm, Choir of Hard Knocks’ Founding Artistic Director Dr Jonathon Welch AM has announced his retirement from the Choir at the end of December 2018.

‘It has been the journey of a lifetime and an honour to work with, lead, and call the Choir of Hard Knocks my friends’ said Welch, who is retiring in order to focus on his family and his future.

‘The Choir of Hard Knocks will always remain etched in my heart and will probably be seen as my “footprint in the sand”. It has been my greatest honour to serve them as their artistic leader for all these years.’

Welch will remain involved in the background in the coming months to ensure the choir’s future and to assist them with the appointment of a new conductor in 2019.

A farewell concert with Choir of Hard Knocks will be announced in the coming weeks.

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Jonathon Welsh is known to us through was responsible for the beautiful contemporary chant in local language that accompanied Geelong’s Mountain to Mouth 2018 event on 4-5 May this year.

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