The Choir of Hard Knocks is an eclectic group of disadvantaged and homeless people who have come together to create an unlikely musical phenomenon.

We have just released a CD, Songs of the Series, you can buy it from the ABC online. Enjoy!

This group of around 50 homeless and disadvantaged men and women, have come together under the leadership of Founding Choir Director Jonathon Welch, former Opera Australia Principal. With his guidance and expertise they have beaten the odds, performed to 1600 people at Melbourne Town Hall, released their first CD "From the Heart - A Christmas Wish" and now appear regularly around Melbourne at corporate and community events.

Our aim to bring people together, build their confidence enabling them to contribute to their community in a positive way, but also to have fun.

The Choir is made up of:

Founding Choir Director - Jonathon Welch

Choir Assistants - Michael Eckersall & Jenny Taylor

Choir Coordinator - Esther Coleman Hawkins