The Choir is proud to be involved with the Qantas Commercials.
The Choir’s association began last century when Geoff Dixon, former CEO of Qantas, saw the boys singing on Carols by Candlelight, Christmas Eve 1997….the rest is, as they say, history.
Over the ensuing years choristers have participated in four advertising campaigns, visiting numerous countries around the world including Argentina, China, England, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Tanzania, Thailand, USA and of course have travelled thousands of kilometres around Australia to the north, south, east and west – from rainforests of far north Queensland to the dry deserts and rocky outcrops of the Bungle Bungles in the north of Western Australia.
Working with Qantas has given the boys an opportunity to sing at the Bledisloe Cup, Socceroos games, farewell and welcome home events for the Olympic and Commonwealth Games athletes, major events in Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, New Zealand, Japan, China and more famously travelling to the United States each January as part of the G’Day USA promotional campaign.
Each time Qantas run a new campaign the now famous Peter Allen song I Still Call Australia Home undergoes some minor musical changes that make that version unique to the new advertisements. The fourth and most recent campaign introduced a distinctive indigenous quality, with the opening verse being sung in Kala Lagaw Ya, a Torres Strait dialect.