Members of the Vienna Boys Choir went whale watching in Hervey Bay ahead of tonight’s show in Maryborough’s Brolga Theatre.
Members of the Vienna Boys Choir went whale watching in Hervey Bay ahead of tonight’s show in Maryborough’s Brolga Theatre. Contributed - Pacific Whale Foundation

Whales thrill visitors

THE world's most famous boys' choir usually attracts attention with song - but its members' screams are equally noticeable.

In the Fraser Coast ahead of tonight's Brolga Theatre performance, the Vienna Boys Choir spent yesterday shouting at pods of humpbacks passing through Hervey Bay waters.

It was the first time any of the singing group's members had sighted whales in their natural environment and the huge mammals unleashed a treat, mugging the boat and playing around like teenagers.

Spokeswoman for the choir Andrea Zimmerman said courtesy of the Pacific Whale Foundation, the group of 24 now had a special Hervey Bay memory that would stay with them for years.

"To come to Australia and see them up close was just the experience of a lifetime," Ms Zimmerman said.

"It's what kids like to experience - the wildlife. They didn't sing to the whales, they screamed."

The Vienna Boys Choir plays the Brolga Theatre tonight from 7.30pm.



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