Jonathon Welch AM pays tribute to the music and life of Sir Harry Secombe

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Don’t miss ARIA, Logie and Helpmann award winner Jonathon Welch AM when he takes to the RPAC stage for the first time to pay tribute to the life and music of one of the most popular Welsh tenors and comedian, Sir Harry Secombe.

Jonathon made his debut with Dame Joan Sutherland at the Sydney Opera House in the "Merry Widow" (1988) for Opera Australia and has since performed extensively alongside many of the world's greatest singers, directors and conductors including kd Lang, Baz Lurhmann and Richard Bonynge. He is most recently known for his work creating choirs for the homeless and disadvantaged in Australia and was the subject of an internationally acclaimed, award-winning TV documentary "Choir of Hard Knocks".

Regarded as one of the finest tenors of his generation, Jonathon will thrill you with his stunning renditions of Secombe's greatest hits including Love, This is My Song, Vienna City of My Dreams, Bless this House, Love is a Many Splendored Thing, I Believe and his most popular signature song - If I Ruled the World, plus many more.

Having grown up in the ‘60s and ‘70s listening to the classical music his mother loved to play at home, Jonathon was greatly influenced by many of the wonderful operatic tenors popular during that time. Harry Secombe was a regular favourite.

"So many of the songs that I studied as a young tenor were the great ballads and pop hits that Harry Secombe made famous, and I always dreamt that one day I would be able to sing them with the beautiful phrasing, expression and brilliant tone that he always imbued in his recordings," Jonathon said.

He is thrilled to bring this heart-warming and touching tribute to one of his idols to the stage. His show will be packed with interesting stories about Secombe’s life and stunning renditions of the singers’ greatest hits.


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Tickets $25 per show for the 5 main shows plus, $30 for the optional 'Swing into Christmas' concert.
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Event and ticketing details

Date and time

Wednesday 23 February - 11am

Duration:     1hr 30mins, no interval


Adult: $35.00
Seniors/Pensioners: $29.00
Group 10+: $25.00 - pp
Seniors/Pensioners booking 5+ concerts: $25.00 - per concert for 5 main concerts, plus $30 for optional 'Swing into Christmas' concert

Ticket status

On Sale


RPAC Concert Hall

2 -16 Middle Street, Cleveland, QLD 4163

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Event notes


Musical Melodies Concerts are open to everyone and specifically caters for 'young at heart' seniors and pensioners who may have special needs or require assistance when attending events at the Centre. 


The car park fills up very quickly. Use the designated drop-off point and leave plenty of time to find a space.

Booking fees:

$5 by phone and $6 online per transaction

Box Office hours:

Monday - Friday 9am to 4pm, and 1 hour prior to performances.

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