4 May 2017 Vienna-Cairns-Sydney

Buy tickets for 10 October at Sydney Opera House. Buy tickets for 13 October at Cairns Convention Centre.

Gondwana Choirs is excited to announce a ground-breaking collaboration in 2017 between Gondwana Indigenous Children’s Choir and the renowned Vienna Boys Choir

The core of this project is bringing together two highly skilled children’s choirs, both deeply connected to a rich cultural heritage – the inspiring Gondwana Indigenous Children’s Choir (GICC) and the reputable Vienna Boys Choir. In collaboration with the Austrian National Tourist Office these world class ensembles will contribute to the creation of new work, cultural exchange, touring and the culminating performances at the Sydney Opera House and the Cairns Convention Centre.

The project is supported by a Plus 1 Funding grant from Creative Partnerships Australia where each individual donation will be matched by CPA up to $50,000, effectively doubling each contribution.



In May 2017, the Gondwana Indigenous Children’s Choir will travel to Vienna to rehearse with the Vienna Boys Choir for the first time. New music will be commissioned for them, and this trip will provide a valuable opportunity for the combined choirs to workshop these new compositions, written specifically for both ensembles. They will perform in the Vienna Boys Choir’s esteemed venue, the MuTh, and connect with the Australian Embassy in Vienna, supporting important cultural diplomacy and exchange.


In October 2017, the Vienna Boys Choir will arrive in Sydney for final rehearsals with the Gondwana Indigenous Children’s Choir, and the extended massed choirs of the Gondwana Sydney and National Children’s Choirs. Together they will perform in the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House, which include the world premieres of the new music written especially for them. Following that, the Vienna Boys Choir and Gondwana Indigenous Children’s Choir will travel to Cairns for further intensive music rehearsals and a combined performance for the local community, proposed to be in partnership with the Cairns Regional Council and Arts Queensland at the Cairns Convention Centre.

Donate to this project and Creative Partnerships Australia will match your gift



Gondwana Choirs receives grant from Cairns Regional Council to commission a new work for the combined choirs based on a dreaming story of the Yidinji nation
Australian composer Owen Elsley collaborates with Yidinji elder Gudju Gudju Fourmile

Cairns Philanthropic Dinner, Pullman Cairns International. Click here to read more

Gondwana Indigenous Children’s Choir (GICC) flies from Cairns to Frankfurt for workshops and performances with The European School Frankfurt
GICC travels from Frankfurt to Maribor, Slovenia, for collaborative performances with Carmina Slovenika
GICC travels to Vienna for rehearsals with the Vienna Boys Choir (VBC) and explore Vienna
New work by Owen Elsley rehearsed in Vienna
GICC to perform at the MuTh, the esteemed home venue of VBC

GICC and VBC arrive in Sydney for intensive rehearsal period with massed Gondwana Choirs’ ensembles
Performance/collaborations with the Austrian Consulate General and the Austrian Trade Commission (TBC)
Gala performance in the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House, Tuesday 10 October

GICC and VBC travel to Cairns for final rehearsal period and time on country with local indigenous leaders
Exclusive performance by both ensembles at Cairns Convention Centre, Friday 13 October

4 comments on “Vienna-Cairns-Sydney

  1. Granville

    Wow! The local group entertained members of the combined Rotary Clubs of Cairns last night (28th) and we were blown away!

    Not only fine musically but the members, who joined us after dinner, were confident and outgoing and entertaining as individuals.

    I now look forward to the performance in October! It is inked in to our social calendar!

    1. Trish Yocklunn

      Please advise how much the tickets are for Sydney and for Cairns and if there are “packages’ available for either which include
      air fares and hotel accommodation

      Trish Yocklunn

  2. Jeni Warburton

    Hi there! I would love to get tickets to hear the choir with the Vienna boys choir at the opera house. How do i get tickets please? Very very best of luck with the project,
    Jeni Warburton

    1. Gondwana Choirs

      Hi Jeni
      Tickets will be available soon – by the beginning of May – for the concert with Vienna Boys Choir and Gondwana Indigenous Children’s Choir.
      We will post online when they are live.

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