Vienna Boys Choir - Christmas In Vienna (12/9)
A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation
With Generous Support from Ridge Hill
The Vienna Boys Choir has performed to audiences across the globe for six centuries with their purity of tone and crowd-pleasing repertoire. Christmas in Vienna showcases these voices in a program featuring classical masterpieces, popular songs, and holiday favorites. The Vienna Boys Choir can trace its history as far back as the 13th century but it was formally established at Vienna's Imperial Chapel in 1498 by Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I. The many incarnations of the group have been performing continuously ever since. The modern Vienna Boys Choir represents quite a departure from the composition of the original medieval choir of six boys. Today's Vienna Boys Choir is comprised of talented young singers from all over the world who are admitted by audition. The choir visiting the U.S. this December, led by its conductor Manolo Cagnin, includes boys hailing from Austria, Cambodia, China, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Korea, New Zealand and the Philippines.