Two popular destinations in Austria are about to get a dose of Croatian Christmas carols
The Burgenland Croats’ choir ‘Otvorena srca’ (Open Hearts) will perform at Kursalon music hall in Vienna on December 16, 2017, reports Moja Hrvatska. Starting at 4 in the afternoon and headed by choir leader Giuseppe Terza from Split, the acclaimed singers will hold their traditional Christmas concert, featuring carols originating from all parts of Croatia and the wider region.
Otvorena srca was founded in 1983 and operates as a section of the Croatian-Burgenland Cultural Society in the capital of Austria. Composed of around 35 members, the choir will be joined by a young Russian virtuoso Yury Revich who will play a Stradivarius, mezzo-soprano Eya Doris Maye from Split, and the symphony orchestra Ton der Jugend from Vienna.
The audience is invited to join the Christmas banquet after the concert and indulge in Burgenland wines and Croatian gastronomic delicacies. The event is organised by the Viennese branch of Matrix Croatica, the Croatian Centre and the Kursalon.
On that same day, a similar attractive event will be held in another cultural hub in Austria. On December 16, starting from 2 in the afternoon, klapa Kaše from Dubrovnik will hold a performance in front of the cathedral in Salzburg. The acclaimed a cappella group will present various folklore songs indigenous to Dubrovnik.
The event is organised as part of Croatia-Austria Culture Year 2017 and the manifestation Austrian-Croatian Days of Culture and Friendship. The organisation we have to thank for this valuable international promotion of our homeland and its talented musicians is the Croatian cultural-artistic society ‘Hrvatski san’ (Croatian Dream) from Salzburg, headed by its president Vera Papić.
“Come and enjoy a performance of our musicians that will present the Croatian cultural and musical heritage to Austrians and numerous foreign guests from all over the world – in the centre of Salzburg”, Papić said.
In case you’re paying a visit to the world-famous Advent fairs in Vienna and Salzburg this weekend, you know what to do – stop by and enjoy one of the spectacular Christmas concerts. After all, any chance to hear a Croatian choir in Austria – or a Dalmatian klapa – is not an opportunity to be missed.