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Wiener Sängerknaben (Vienna Boys' Choir) in Xi'an!
Title:
Wiener Sängerknaben (Vienna Boys' Choir) in Xi'an!
When:
17.10.2010 
Where:
Xi'an Concert Hall - Xi'an
Street:
New Qujiang District, Middle Yanta Nan Lu -西安市曲江新区
ZIP:
710061
City:
Xi'an
Category:
Music Concerts

Description

The Vienna Boys' Choir (also The Vienna Choir Boys, German: Wiener Sängerknaben) is a choir of trebles and altos based in Vienna. It is one of the best known boys' choirs  in the world. The boys are selected mainly from Austria, but also from many other countries around the world, and individually interviewed. Over the centuries, the choir has worked with many composers including Mozart, Caldara, Salieri, Heinrich Isaac, Hofhaimer, Biber, Fux, Gluck, and Bruckner. The choir is the modern-day descendant of the boys' choirs from the Viennese Court, dating back to the late Middle Ages. The choir was, for practical purposes, established by a letter written by Maximilian I  of Habsburg on 7 July 1498. In the letter the Emperor instructed court officials to employ a singing master, two basses and six boys. Jurij Slatkonja became the director of the ensemble.

The role of the choir (numbering between fourteen and twenty) was to provide musical accompaniment to the church mass. The boys received a solid musical education, which in most cases had a significant impact on the rest of their lives, as many went on to become professional musicians. The composers Jacobus Gallus, Franz Schubert, and the conductors Hans Richter, Felix Mottl and Clemens Krauss were members of the choir. The Haydn brothers were members of the St. Stephen's Cathedral choir, directed at the time by Georg Reutter II who used this choir in his duties for the imperial court which at the time had no boy choristers of its own.

In 1920 the Hofkapelle (court musicians) was disbanded. However, the rector at the time, Josef Schnitt, sought a continuation of the tradition. In 1924 the "Vienna Boys' Choir" was officially founded and has evolved into a professional music group.

More information

Click here to visit the official Website of the Wiener Sängerknaben
Click here to visit their Wikipedia Page with details (English)
Click here to visit their Wikipedia Page with details (Deutsch)

Tickets

680 RMB
580 RMB
480 RMB
380 RMB
280 RMB
180 RMB

Contact & Booking

029-86690993 or 029-85211993 or 4006119169 or 18802920003

Venue

Xi'an Concert Hall
Venue:
Xi'an Concert Hall   -   Website
Street:
New Qujiang District, Middle Yanta Nan Lu -西安市曲江新区
ZIP:
710061
City:
Xi'an

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