Thursday, April 20, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

A Hard Knock Life

Celebrating his 42nd anniversary, ARIA, Logie, and Helpmann Award winner Jonathon Welch AM retells his amazing story at the MECC this May.

Best known as the creator of the multi award-winning ABC TV smash hit Choir of Hard Knocks, Jonathon Welch AM threads the amazing story of his life with beautiful music and stories.

From his early years, being told he would never have a singing career, to becoming one of Australia's finest Tenors and being awarded Australian of the Year Local Hero 2008 and an Order of Australia for his passionate work and advocacy of the homeless and disadvantaged, Jonathon's voice and unique story is thrilling, deeply moving and inspiring.

Jonathon will sing a selection of songs and ballads that have shaped his musical career from My Fair Lady, Kismet, and The Music Man to Road to Gundagai, You Raise Me Up and the hauntingly beautiful, Hallelujah, with rave reviews ensuing.

“The Frankston Musical Mats audience absolutely loved Jonathon – as you would expect,” said Frankston Arts Centre’s Merryn Tinkler.

“His show was slick and professional and, at the same time, warm and inviting for our audience, who all had some laughs and some tears along the way.

“He was very generous with his time, spending much time after each performance in the foyer meeting and greeting and chatting.”

WHAT: Friends Of The MECC's Morning Melodies 2023 - A Hard Knock Life By Jonathon Welch AM

WHEN: Wednesday, May 19, 11.00am

WHERE: MECC Plenary Halls


Jonathon Welch AM brings his inspiring story to the MECC in May

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