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Vienna Boys Choir
Vienna Boys Choir


Producer: Malta Community Chest Fund
Recommended Age: 6+
Venue: Teatru Manoel
Date: 20 March 2018
Time: 8pm
Price: €30 - €20 - €15


A concert featuring the Vienna Boys Choir and the Chorus Viennensis in aid of the Malta Community Chest Fund.

Tickets for both this and the Ezio Bosso concert (25th March 2018) are: €50 - €30 - €20

About the Vienna Boys Choir
Angelic voices and music from the heart will feature prominently in two concerts being held next month in aid of the Community Chest Fund.
The renowned Vienna Boys Choir will perform on March 20 and pianist, composer and conductor Ezio Bosso follows on March 25, both events being held at the Manoel Theatre, Valletta.
The choir will also animate the 5.30pm Mass at St John’s Co-Cathedral, Valletta, on March 18.
The Vienna Boys Choir has a long history: it has been singing at Vienna’s Imperial Chapel since 1296. In 1498, Maximilian I moved his court to Vienna, lock, stock and choir, founding the Hofmusikkapelle (Chapel Imperial) and the Vienna Boys Choir.
Over the centuries, the Viennese court attracted great musicians like Isaac, de Monte, Fux, Caldara, Gluck, Salieri, Mozart, and Bruckner. Joseph Haydn, Michael Haydn and Franz Schubert were themselves choir boys.
Until 1918, the boys sang exclusively for the court. In the 1920s, the choir was re-established as a private organisation and since 1926, Vienna Boys Choir has performed in 1,000 tours in 97 different countries. Gerald Wirth is its artistic director and its president.
Today, there are 100 choristers between the ages of nine and 14, divided into four touring choirs. Each choir spends nine to 11 weeks of the academic year on tour.
Together, the choirs give around 300 concerts each year, seen by almost half a million spectators around the world. The choir regularly tours Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas.
On Sundays, the boys perform with members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the Vienna State Opera Chorus in Vienna’s Imperial Chapel, as they have done since 1498.
In 2012, the choir opened its own state-of-the-art concert hall, MuTh.
Until 1918, the boys sang exclusively for the court
The repertoire includes everything from medieval to contemporary music. Motets, lieder and the choir’s own arrangements of Viennese music form the core of the touring repertoire. There are children’s operas and world music too.
The first-ever sound recording of the choir was made on a wax cylinder in 1907; since then, the boys have recorded 43 shellacks, 55 singles, 128 LPs and 150 CDs on every major label. In 2015, the choir signed a long-term deal with Deutsche Grammophon. The first CD was released in 2015.
Twenty-six films and 17 TV documentaries attest to the choir’s international appeal. In 2008, the choir began a collaboration with New York-based film-maker Curt Faudon; since then, four music films have been released.
Source: The Times of Malta 12th February 2018

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