Catch up the Art Exhibition of Helenna Jouja, Your International Star of Contemporary Art based in Europe

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit the solo exhibition, “The Show Must Go On,” of world-class artist Helenna Jouja before it concludes on Saturday, December 22, 2023. The art exhibit is located at the Sechschimmelgalerie on Sechschimmelstrasse 14 in 1090 Wien, from 15:00 to 19:00. According to the artist herself, “this captivating “Show Must Go On” painting series, which may have originated before 2018, serves as a powerful testament to the enduring essence of art. I express my heartfelt gratitude to all my dear friends who have shown…

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Launching of the Alliance of Filipino Health Workers in Austria

Under the motto GEMEINSAM SIND WIR STARK (Together we are strong) a well-organized launch of the Alliance of Filipino Health Workers in Austria was staged on December 15, 2023, at the Philippine Embassy in Vienna. A number of Filipino health workers and pensioners from all over Austria attended the launching ceremony. Some newly arrived nurses from the Philippines were also represented. The organizers, under the leadership of Marjorie Akistoy, Richel Bögner, and Janet Heiss, offered a one-of-a-kind programme that featured inspirational talks and practical information on issues concerning Filipino health…

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Our Lady of Penafrancia Choir in Vienna holds a Christmas get-together

An intimate Christmas celebration was held on December 9, 2023, at the hall of the Don Bosco Parish in Vienna’s 10th District. Our Lady of Penafrancia Choir members gathered to celebrate the season. The event featured Filipino food, traditional Christmas carols, music, and dance. A surprise visit from the president of the Bikol Society in Austria, Ms. Marizel Rojas, was one of the highlights of the get-together.  Rojas expressed her gratitude to the group for their untiring service to the INA of the Bikolandia Region since they have accompanied the…

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The Council of Filipino Associations in Austria holds Christmas get-together

The Filipino community in Vienna celebrated the annual Christmas gathering on December 8, 2023, at the Hall of the Pfarre Leopoldau, Leopoldauer Platz 12, 1210 Vienna. The event featured Filipino food and holiday treats, traditional Christmas carols, music, and dance. Mr. Ray Arreza, Chairman of the CFAA, welcomed members and their guests to an afternoon of good food and music. He spoke about how the Christmas season has always held special significance for Filipinos at home and abroad. He encouraged everyone to remember the true reason for the celebration, which…

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The European Filipino Bowling Federation is currently taking place in Vienna

The European Filipino Bowling Federation is staging a three-day bowling tournament in conjunction with its 6th anniversary at the Phoenix Bowling Park Hernals in Vienna’s 17th district.The tournament is part of a continuous initiative to gather Filipino bowlers from across European member countries to showcase and share their bowling skills and talent in a series of friendly bowling matches.Several bowlers compete in the tournament, including delegates from the European Filipino Bowlers Federation: Austria, Athens, Switzerland, Sweden, Italy, and the United Kingdom. Philippine Bowling League in Austria President Robert Carlo Gonzales…

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VieVox – Ensemble of former Vienna Boys’ Choir

As part of the current VOICEMANIA event in Vienna, VieVox presented an entertaining programme on Thursday, November 27, 2023, appealing to Acapella arrangements of some pop classics by the Beatles, Queen, and the BeeGees, as well as Viennese songs. The concert was held at the Hotel am Spittelberg in Vienna’s 7th District. A number of acapella music lovers and some Filipino audience attended it. Michael Florendo, the son of Filipino musicians Lilibeth and George Florendo, is one of the leading members of the ensemble. VieVox, consisting of former soloists from…

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Concert for Peace, staged in Vienna

A charity concert organised by the Pontifical Mission was staged on November 21, 2023, at the Konzerthaus in Vienna. Four priests from all corners of the world rocked the stage. The Konzerthaus at Lothringerstraße 20 hosted a special musical treat on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at 7:30 p.m. At this year’s Missio charity concert, “Concert for Peace,” four priests from all over the world performed under the banner of peace. They sang well-known pop songs and rap, as well as pop hits and spiritual songs. People are suffering from violence,…

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Babaylan Austria Masquerade Ball staged in Vienna

Babaylan Austria, a civic and charitable women’s organization, staged a masquerade ball on November 11, 2023, at the Marriott Hotel in Vienna.“Indeed, the event was an opportunity to dazzle up, wear masks and dance the night away,” Dorcy Aigner, president of Babaylan Austria, commented.The motto of the event was: Let your light shine! The Babaylan-Austria.The president extended her gratitude to her fellow officers and members for their active involvement in various projects and activities of Babaylan. Aigner related the event’s theme to their role as a women’s group in Austria.…

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“Missio” benefit concert for peace with singing priests

Four clergymen from three continents will perform at the Vienna Konzerthaus on November 21. Net proceeds will benefit people in need in Syria. Missio Austria (Pontifical Mission Societies) has announced a charity concert in the name of peace: four priests from three continents will be singing at the Vienna Konzerthaus on November 21 at 7.30 pm. This time, the net proceeds from the annual charity concert will be donated to people in need in Syria. The four clergymen from India, the Philippines, Nigeria and Romania offer a broad musical spectrum;…

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