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In 1498, Emperor Maximilian I moved his court to Vienna, thus founding the Hofmusikkapelle, and the Vienna Boys’ Choir. Over the centuries, the Viennese Court attracted great musicians like Gluck, Mozart and Bruckner; Haydn and Schubert were choir boys themselves. Until 1918, the boys sang exclusively for the court. In the 1920s, the choir was re-established as a private organisation.

Today, there are a hundred choristers between the ages of nine and fourteen, divided into four touring choirs.

Together, the choirs give around 300 concerts each year, attended by almost half a million spectators around the world. On Sundays, the boys perform with members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and of the Vienna State Opera Chorus in Vienna’s Imperial Chapel, as they have done since 1498. The Vienna Boys’ Choir also performs with other major orchestras, such as the Staatskapelle Berlin, the Oslo Philharmonic, and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Riccardo Muti, Mariss Jansons, Christian Thielemann, among others.

The choir’s repertoire includes everything from medieval to contemporary music. Motets and lieder form the core of the touring repertoire, as do the choir’s own arrangements of Viennese music.

In the 2019/20 season, the Vienna Boys’ Choir makes its first appearance with the Concertgebouworkest.

In 1498, Emperor Maximilian I moved his court to Vienna, thus founding the Hofmusikkapelle, and the Vienna Boys’ Choir. Over the centuries, the Viennese Court attracted great musicians like Gluck, Mozart and Bruckner; Haydn and Schubert were choir boys themselves. Until 1918, the boys sang exclusively for the court. In the 1920s, the choir was re-established as a private organisation.

Today, there are a hundred choristers between the ages of nine and fourteen, divided into four touring choirs.

Together, the choirs give around 300 concerts each year, attended by almost half a million spectators around the world. On Sundays, the boys perform with members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and of the Vienna State Opera Chorus in Vienna’s Imperial Chapel, as they have done since 1498. The Vienna Boys’ Choir also performs with other major orchestras, such as the Staatskapelle Berlin, the Oslo Philharmonic, and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Riccardo Muti, Mariss Jansons, Christian Thielemann, among others.

The choir’s repertoire includes everything from medieval to contemporary music. Motets and lieder form the core of the touring repertoire, as do the choir’s own arrangements of Viennese music.

In the 2019/20 season, the Vienna Boys’ Choir makes its first appearance with the Concertgebouworkest.