Vienna boys’ Indigenous ties
THE Austrian National Tourist Office (ANTO) helped create a spectacular marriage of cultures at the Sydney Opera House on Tue when the celebrated Vienna Boys Choir united with Australia’s Gondwana Indigenous Children’s Choir for a sell-out performance.
The combined voices were also joined by the Sydney Children’s Choir in an exchange that followed a tour of Austria by Gondwana singers in May.
The children from Vienna and Gondwana have now flown to Queensland for a performance in Cairns and an opportunity to spend time on country with Indigenous communities.
Pictured are the Vienna Boys Choir president and artistic director Prof Gerald Wirth, Austrian Consul General Karl Hartleb, ANTO Aus/NZ director Astrid Mulholland-Licht, past choir host Thomas Wenkhard and Vienna Tourism Board Aust/ Canada market manager Elke Bachner, with members of the Vienna Boys Choir.