y Choir Man single work   autobiography  
Note: As told to Meg Mundell
Issue Details: First known date: 2009 2009
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'He is the man who brought you the award-winning Choir of Hard Knocks - made up of the homeless and the disadvantaged - the judge on Battle of the Choirs, a highly renowned opera singer and conductor who has worked with some of Australia's most talented performers.

But Jonathon Welch's own story is less well known, and here he tells it in his own words for the first time. His modest beginnings in suburban Melbourne where he exhibited early 'theatrical' tendencies, his life at the centre of a family falling apart, his coming to terms with his sexuality and the rifts that caused, the discovery of his singing talent, his stellar career in the heady worlds of opera and theatre and the crisis which caused him to question his life's direction and to walk away from it all.

In this warm and candid memoir, Jonathon reflects on the forces which shaped him and made him an advocate for social change - and how music was at the centre of helping him put his own life - and that of many others - back together again.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: This book is for everyone who has ever doubted that one person can make a difference in the world. If you listen to your heart adn follow your dreams, they can come true.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2009 .
      Extent: 329p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 9780732287627

Works about this Work

Off the Shelf : Memoir Dianne Dempsey , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 16 May 2009; (p. 28)

— Review of Choir Man Jonathon Welch Meg Mundell 2009 single work autobiography
Off the Shelf : Memoir Dianne Dempsey , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 16 May 2009; (p. 28)

— Review of Choir Man Jonathon Welch Meg Mundell 2009 single work autobiography
Last amended 22 Jun 2009 09:49:14
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