2017 Concerts

Vienna Boys Choir

A Concert of Sacred Music

St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral

Monday, November 20, 2017

Tickets are $40 for seating in the front quarter of pews or $30 for rear three quarters of pews.

Tickets sales begin July 24 at the Viterbo Box Office.
929 Jackson Street, La Crosse, WI M-F 11am -5pm

Or online: www.viterbo.edu/fac

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The chorus has been considered one of the finest vocal ensembles in the world for more than five centuries. Appearances in the U.S. often include performances at major concert venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York City.  The enormously popular chorus is actually comprised of four separate ensembles of 23 – 26 boys each, all of them between the ages of 10 and 14.

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. Approximately 11 weeks of the school year are devoted to touring, and each choir member sings about 80 concerts a year. Many of the boys have siblings, fathers, uncles and even grandfathers who have also been members of the choir.

With a rich history dating back more than 500 years, the choir has been associated with many of the world's greatest composers, including Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Anton Bruckner. Joseph Haydn and Franz Schubert were themselves choristers.

 

 

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