Gondwana Indigenous Choir

 

Generously supported by Principal Partner

Based in Cairns, Queensland, Gondwana Indigenous Choir and their ‘big sisters’ Marliya are the most powerful and well-recognised group of young Indigenous performers in the country. The rich, vibrant sound of the choir warms the hearts of audiences whenever it performs.

GIC regularly collaborates with the Australian Chamber Orchestra Collective and with leading Indigenous artists. It has performed at the G20 Summit, Cairns NAIDOC Gala Ball and multiple times at the Sydney Opera House.

In 2017, GIC undertook its first European tour, introducing audiences to music in multiple Indigenous languages and to the exciting arrangements of traditional songs and dances from the Torres Strait. This tour also included the start of a major collaboration with the Vienna Boys’ Choir and the Sydney Children’s Choir, called Songs of My Country.

From the ranks of the GIC has emerged a new ensemble, Marliya. Marliya was first formed to appear in Felix Riebl’s Spinifex Gum. With Spinifex Gum, Marliya has appeared at the Adelaide and Sydney Festivals, at Dreamtime at the G, and the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games. In 2019 Spinifex Gum was nominated for Best New Australian Work in the Helpmann Awards and toured in August and September with performances at the Garma Festival and in the Northern Territory, Western Australia, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory.

Generously supported by Principal Partner

Gondwana Indigenous Choir is based in Cairns. Please take into account travel, accommodation and associated costs when considering booking the choir.

For more information please contact Gondwana Choirs Artistic Producer Sarah Thomas via email or 02 9361 9915.

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