DR JONATHON WELCH (AUSTRALIA)

Choir of Hard Knocks

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 globally, alongside many of the world’s finest talent like Baz Lurhmann, Frederica Von Stade and Dame Joan Sutherland. 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’. 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.