Famous Warsaw Boys Choir alto their schedule to give a free Christmas concert

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 17 December, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 17 December, 2009, 12:00am

It didn't take long for the newly registered Polish Chamber of Commerce to get active. It officially came into existence at the end of October and right away it invited the famous Warsaw Boys Choir and the Camerata Vistula Quintet to make a detour from their Shanghai tour for a free Christmas concert in Hong Kong.

Presented in conjunction with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw - which aims to do for Polish culture what the Goethe Institute does for Germany's - the show takes place this Sunday at the St Teresa Church (258 Prince Edward Road) near Kowloon city.

'It wasn't easy,' PolCham chairwoman Anna Adasiewicz explained. 'They're travelling in China and over the past few weeks we've been trying to get them to come to Hong Kong. The group is huge. There're 55 members so just trying to sort out hotel and transport was difficult. Then, we had to get a venue. I basically had to talk to all the important people in the Catholic Church here and in Poland to make it happen.'

The gig was confirmed this week. If you want to enjoy a Christmas choir performance with a Polish programme including Frederik Chopin, Jan Maklakiewicz as well as a little Georg Friedrich Handel and Irving Berlin, the Warsaw Boys Choir's vocal performance will begin at 7.30pm. Admission is free. For more info, contact 2180 2697.