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Vienna Boys' Choir: Christmas concert — O Du Fröhliche

Berlin, Konzerthaus Berlin — Großer Saal

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With their perfect, crystal clear voices, the famous Vienna Boys' Choir captivate audiences everywhere.
In their Christmas concert 'O Du Fröhliche' they present Advent and Christmas carols as well as classical works.

The Vienna Boys' Choir is the oldest boys' choir in the world that does not belong to a church. They are an institution in the history of music and look back on a tradition of more than 500 years. From the very beginning, they have served as musical ambassadors: As early as the 15th century, the first choirboys accompanied Emperor Maximilian I on imperial days. After the collapse of the Habsburg monarchy, a non‐profit association took over the sponsorship of the choir and promoted the touring activities that continue to this day.

As stars of film and recordings with Leonard Bernstein, José Carreras, Placido Domingo or Zubin Mehta, among others, and as a guest choir of the Vienna State Opera, the 10‐ to 14‐year‐old boys before their voices break are among the few ensembles whose fame spans the globe.

The choir has received numerous prizes and awards time and again. The choir has received the coveted Grammy — the 'music Oscar' — twice.


Choir: Vienna Boys' Choir/ Wiener Sängerknaben

Today the Vienna Boys' Choir consists of around 100 choristers between the ages of ten and fourteen, divided into four touring choirs. The four choirs give around 300 concerts and performances each year in front of almost half a million people. Each group spends nine to eleven weeks of the school year on tour. They visit virtually all European countries, and they are frequent guests in Asia, Australia and the Americas.

Together with members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the Vienna State Opera Chorus, the Wiener Sängerknaben maintain the tradition of the imperial musicians: as Hofmusikkapelle they provide the music for the Sunday Mass in Vienna's Imperial Chapel, as they have done since 1498.


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