Created by Dr. Jonathon Welch AM (www.jonathonwelch.com), best known as the Founding Music Director of the inspirational Choir of Hard Knocks, Sydney Street Choir, Australian Pop Choir and Pop Kidz, THECHO!R is one of Melbourne's most exciting non-professional adult choirs. THECHO!R is open to all interested singers – either experienced or budding over 18 years of age. It is privately funded and auspiced by Australian Pop Choir Pty Ltd trading as THECHO!R.

Our purpose is to:

  • promote excellence in music -making in rehearsal and performance for singers;
  • provide the opportunity to share knowledge and interact socially with those who have common interests and goals;
  • to help raise funds for various charities through concerts and performances

Incorporating innovative choral arrangements covering an eclectic range of musical styles from popular and classical music to world music and musical theatre , fused together with fun movement and 'choralography', we will provide outstanding tuition, workshops and performance opportunities.

Rehearsals will be held at Brenan Hall, St Vincent's Hospital, cnr of Nicholson St and Victoria Pde Fitzroy on a weekly basis every WEDNESDAY night during the school term and will be conducted under the direction of Dr. Jonathon Welch as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor.

THECHO!R. is a member of ANCA and is covered for rehearsals and performances by Public Liability Insurance and Volunteer Workers Insurance.