On 11 September, the Drakensberg Boys Choir were joined on stage by the St Florianer Boys Choir. The Austrian Choir educated the audience on a native dance, the Schuhplattler – Austria’s version of gumbooting! The visiting choir is currently on a tour of South Africa.
Founded in 1071, the St. Florian Boys’ Choir is one of the Boys’ Choirs with the most tradition in the world. Throughout the past decade, the choir has travelled all over the world, participating in significant musical festivals (amongst others, the Salzburg Festival, Vienna Festival, Festival d’Aix en Provence), repeatedly collaborating with the famous orchestras (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Bruckner Orchestra etc) and conductors.
Seen here are some members of the Drakensberg Boys Choir, along with the boys from the St Florianer Boys Choir.