Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir

11 Dec 2022
Concert Hall, QPAC
2 hours 20 minutes
(including interval, subject to change without notice)
$95 - $115 *
* A transaction fee of $7.20 applies.

In an extraordinary meeting of cultures, the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir (CAAWC) performs German hymns and other sacred music in English as well as the traditional Western Arrarnta and Pitjantjatjara languages, two living languages of the Northern Territory and South Australia.

Some of these songs were taught and translated into local language by German missionaries more than a century ago. Their signature works reveal a peerless Australian musical confluence of Baroque and Romantic era choral arrangements, centuries-old Sacred hymns, locked and carried through time in ancient Aboriginal languages.

Hailing from the very heart of Australia, the 35-strong choir are drawn from seven remote communities of Australia’s vast central desert. Led by Choir Master Morris Stuart, this extraordinary vocal ensemble first came to the public’s attention following the broadcast of ABC TVs Australian Story “The Choir Master” and the feature length documentary, The Song Keepers. Most recently the Choir were a central part of the ABC’s 90th birthday celebrations.

Seeing and hearing the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir in one of their rare public performances is a totally unforgettable and moving experience, as they share their culture, wisdom and knowledge through song and ceremony.

Don’t miss this once in a lifetime choral experience and an unforgettable evening of song and history!

Presented by QPAC, Andrew Kay and Desert Song Festival 

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