The School of Hard Knocks is performing for Homelessness Week on Sunday, August 5 at Deakin Edge Theatre in Federation Square.
The first performance is Street Requiem. The modern classic remembers the innocent who have died on the street while offering hope for the future to people and communities struggling with homelessness, poverty, discrimination and street violence.
Dr Jonathon Welch, who composed Street Requiem with Dr Kathleen McGuire and Andy Payne, will conduct the performance. World-renowned soprano Rosamund Illing will be backed by the harmonies of the Choir of Hard Knocks and the Sing The World choir.
Street Requiem will be followed by the world premiere of TATTOO, a new work written by the Choir of Hard Knocks in collaboration with award-winning composer and performer Warren Wills.
Jonathon and Warren believe music has more power than people realise.
Sunday, August 5, 2.30pm.
Tickets: $25 for both shows.
“Over the ages it has supported wars, brought peace, promoted violence and soothed troubled souls,” Warren said.
“I believe music is underused as a powerful force. Used positively, it is utterly transforming.”
Proceeds from the performances will support the work of the School of Hard Knocks.