Cricket Australia has signed up Qantas Choir for performances during India’s upcoming Test series Down Under. The deal for Australian Girls Choir’s performances at six Test matches during the Australian summer also includes the inaugural Test of India’s four-match series.
The first Australia-India Test will be played from December 6-10 at Adelaide.
The other three Tests are scheduled at Perth (December 14-14), Melbourne (December 26-30) and Sydney (January 3-7, 2019). The Australian Girls’ Choir is also scheduled to perform on the Boxing Day in Melbourne.
A report by Daily Telegraph has termed the arrangement between the Australian cricket board and the Qantas Choir as “the summer’s best opening partnership”.
In all, more than 300 girls will performance over the summer will include singing from the rooftops at Adelaide Oval and Perth Stadium.
Nicole Muir AM, CEO of the Australian Girls Choir, said the girls had been rehearsing weekly. “The girls absolutely love it… imagine Boxing Day in Melbourne, singing in front of a chockablock stadium. It’s such a wonderful experience for them,” she said.
The partnership is also a healthy shot in the arm in Cricket Australia’s quest to re-engage with the public. Andrew Everard, Cricket Australia’s Executive General Manager for Fan Engagement, said: “You can’t get anything more iconic than Peter Allen’s ‘I Still Call Australia Home,”
“And the choir just resonates with the general public — we’re excited to have them perform and know they will really add to the match-day experience.”
For more than 30 years, the Australian Girls Choir has been proud to play a role in the growth and development of girls across the country; providing high quality performing arts education and exceptional performance opportunities.
The girls in nearly three-and-a-half decade old history of the Choir, have performed at various high octane sporting events. The choir has over 5,500 girls learning to sing, dance and perform in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Canberra.
The choir has been selected by Qantas to represent the ‘Spirit of Australia’ in their highly acclaimed ‘I Still Call Australia Home’ advertising campaigns since 1998. That tie-up also grants the troupe an identity of the Qantas Choir.