Austria: Conchita Wurst releases The Sound Of Music on the eve of Lifeball 2018

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The 2014 Austrian Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst has released The Sound of Music with the Wiener Symphoniker on the eve of the 2018 Lifeball, very much in league with the theme of the event.

The Eurovison Queen Conchita Wurst will be playing a key role at this year’s Lifeball! She has recorded a special version of the theme song of the Sound Of Music along with the Wiener Symphonic Orchestra.

Conchi and The Sound of Music

The Queen of Austria aka Conchita has submerged herself into the Sound of Music specially for this year’s Lifeball. She will be co-hosting the event with Herbert Fottinger.

Guests attending this year’ Lifeball will be mesmerised with a colorful kaleidoscope of emotional highlights consisting of a  musical and dramaturgical ode to this year’s theme The Sound of  Music.

A grand line up of stars will be gracing the occassion: Adrien Brody, Paris Jackson, Charlize Theron, Caitlyn Jenner, Kelly Osbourne, Brad Goreski, Rufus Wainwright, Patti LaBelle, Gus Kenworthy, Kim Petras, Betty Who, Alcazar, Ian Bohen, JR Borne, Michiel Huisman, Gilles Marini, Katee Sackhoff, Cindy Bruna, Carmen Carrera, Alain Fabien Delon, Nats Getty, Gigi Gorgeous, Jonas Kaufmann, Dominic Muhrer & Joshua Ledet, Yasmine Petty, Victoria Swarovski and Debra Shaw. 

The children of this year’s Life Ball family: Vera Doppler, Markus Freistätter, Zoe Straub (Austria 2016), Nathan Trent (Austria 2017), Verena Altenberger, Rose Alaba and Missy May will also play significant roles.

Lifeball 2018

The 2018 Lifeball  will be held in Vienna on Saturday 2 June with a grand Opening Ceremony and Fashion Show. The event will will take place at Vienna’s City Hall Square. The theme of this year’s Lifeball will pay homage to the internationally acclaimed 1965 movie and musical The Sound of Music.

Lifeball is an annual charitable event held in the Austrian capital in order to raise awareness on HIV and support associations fighting AIDS.

The event is organized by Life Plus and this year celebrates its 25th birthday, founded by Gery Keszler and Torgom Petrosian in 1993 the gala is held annually at Vienna’s City Hall. Life Ball has become one of the world’s most important AIDS charity events. The seven-digit proceeds of this benefit event go to global aid projects, in collaboration with international partner organizations.

Lifeball is one of the world’s biggest charity events for people suffering from HIV/AIDS, at Vienna’s City Hall. This year’s spectacular stage has been designed by Amra Bergman, providing the perfect setting for this celebration of life. She is also responsible for the costumes of the debutant which are part of the opening show, choreographed by Giorgio Madia.

Conchita in Eurovision

Conchita Wurst won the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen with her epic entry Rise like a phoenix and brought the competition on Austrian soil for the second time in the contest’s history.  Vienna successfully host the 2015 Eurovision edition, whilst Conchita co-hosted the competition at home.