It is with regret we announce that due to the uncertainty of numbers that can be accommodated whilst singing in a venue and still make the event financially viable, we have had to put on hold Border Choral Voice once again this year. Hopefully the event will return in 2022.
Border Choral Voice is a great inspirational community weekend event for anyone who loves to sing, but it's main aim is to raise money to fund a year long "Musicability" program for our local Wewak School.
The Wewak "Musicability" program has been on hold during 2020 and early 2021 due to COVID 19, but the school is about to restart the program once again. Budgets set aside, but not used, for organising the events in 2020 and 2021 will go towards funding the program for the remainder of this year. We hope we will be able to continue to plan a BCV event for 2022 to once again provide an exciting community weekend for singers that will support funding of the disability music program at Wewak. We hope you will stick around and join us when we get up and going once again!!!
“Jonathon is a truly gifted, passionate and engaging conductor, professional and very practical. I have been privileged to participate in two of his workshop programmes, both locally and for the Melbourne International Singers Festival. My then 12 year old daughter and I did a wonderful workshop with Jonathon in Wodonga a few years ago when he toured with his Choir of Hard Knocks. It was an inspiring experience on so many levels and served to further spark her and my love of singing. From start to finish he shared helpful and very insightful tips and exercises for getting the best sound from the workshop participants. Our unforgettable Melbourne International Festival experience was truly amazing: Jonathon expertly taught plus organised other talented conductors who, together led the massed choirs at Fed Square for rehearsal and then wonderful concert performances. We’ll be back for more from this fabulous musical legend- don’t miss out Albury singers!”
Catherine, a former workshop participant
I am a long time admirer of Jonathon’s work and have not only been inspired to use some of his material and song choices with my students in various schools but also enjoyed his appearances and critiques on ‘Battle of the Choirs’ years ago! I have travelled to Melbourne to see a concert in the Melb Town Hall to hear the fabulous Choir of Hard Knocks and totally admire his work.
Jenny Cope-Williams, Music Teacher, Yackandandah Primary School