Jonathon Welch

Jonathon Welch

Jonathon Welch

2008 Australia's Local Hero |
Choral Conductor

Biogragrahy:

DOB:
1 / Jan / 1958
From:
Victoria

Inspired when reading about the Montreal Homeless Men's Choir, Jonathon Welch formed the Sydney Street Choir in 2001. Jonathon subsequently moved back home to Melbourne and created the ‘Choir of Hard Knocks’ in 2006 raising awareness of the social challenges of homelessness, depression and addiction through the Logie, ARIA and Helpmann award winning ABC TV documentary. The Choir, now about to celebrate their 10th Anniversary in 2016, continues to inspire and demonstrate the power of singing, renewing confidence in the lives of those less fortunate and building pathways for many back to education and employment opportunities.