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Title Choir Of Hard Knocks Opera House Special / Director: Permezel, Bruce
Published Australia : ABC, 2012
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Summary Twelve months ago Jonathon Welch brought together a group of Melbourne's disadvantaged to form a choir, but had no idea what a sensation the choir would become. Now the 42 members of the Choir of Hard Knocks have been invited to perform in the Opera House concert hall.Taking such a disparate group on the road is a risky venture, and the stakes are high. It's a real show of faith in the Choir, and nerve-racking for the organisers. It's a massive logistical operation given the varied emotional and physical needs of the choristers. For most, it will be their first time on a plane or their first trip interstate.Following on from ABC TV's inspirational series, this hour-long special shows the Choir of Hard Knocks as they prepare to travel to Sydney to sing on one of the world's great stages. It's an exciting and stressful experience for the choristers, and possibly overwhelming for some. But the Choir and the organisers are determined to make it a performance of a lifetime.For Jonathon Welch, it's a return to his home stage - the "office" as he calls it. As Principal Tenor with Opera Australia, the Opera House stage was his second home for many years. Now he returns with the Choir he founded last year to perform in front of a sell-out crowd in what will be a truly special performance.PRODUCTION DETAILS:An ABC TV production, based on an original concept licensed from FremantleMedia Australia. Consultant Executive Producer, Jason Stephens - FremantleMedia. Producer/Director, Bruce Permezel. Executive Producers, Alison Black and Dasha Ross
Event Broadcast 2012-04-06 at 11:00:00
Notes Classification: PG
Subject Sydney Opera House.
Choirs (Music)
Choral singing -- Instruction and study.
People with social disabilities.
Singers -- Psychology.
Choir of Hard Knocks.
Australia.
Form Streaming video
Author Permezel, Bruce, director
Gyngell, Kim, cast
Clarko, Peter, contributor
Crabbe, Allan, contributor
Eckersall, Michael, contributor
Foxwell, Belinda, contributor
Hawkins, Esther Coleman, contributor
Kerr, Hank, contributor
Mansell, Simon, contributor
Maunder, Stuart, contributor
O'Halloran, David, contributor
Presnell, Brian, contributor
Smith, Wayne, contributor
Spencer, Andrew, contributor
Welch, Jonathon, contributor