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    Vienna Boys Chior

    Presented by at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts

    December 13, 2009


    Vienna Boys Chior

    Today there are 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 Vienna Boys Choir maintains 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. Gerald Wirth took over as the choir’s artistic director in 2001. The choir’s repertoire includes everything from medieval to contemporary and experimental music. Motets and lieder for boys’ choir form the core of the touring repertoire, as do the choir’s own arrangements of quintessentially Viennese music, waltzes and polkas by Strauss, Lanner, and Lehar. In recent years, they have performed with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Staatskapelle Berlin, the Oslo Philharmonic and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Recent guest conductors include Pierre Boulez, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Mariss Jansons, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti (honorary member of the Hofmusikkapelle), Kent Nagano, Seiji Ozawa and Simone Young.

    The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts

    Two Southbridge Street
    Worcester, MA 01608

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:
    $43.50-$55.50. WOO Card/Student Discounts $5/$4 (depending on seat). Swipe your WOO card to earn points! Members $5/$4 off! (depending on seat) Group of 15 or more discounts available!

    General Day and Time Info:
    8:00 pm

    Phone: 1-877-571-SHOW (7469)

    Accessibility Information: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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