The Vienna Boys Choir is the illustrious group of child musicians that have been delighting music lovers across the globe for six centuries with their purity of tone,distinctive charm and crowd-pleasing repertoire. Christmas in Vienna showcases these gifted musicians with voices of unforgettable beauty in an extraordinary program featuring Austrian folk songs, classical masterpieces, popular songs and, of course, holiday favorites.
The origin of the Vienna Boys Choir dates to the early 15th century when boys began singing at the court of the Holy Roman Emperor. In 1498, more than half a millennium ago, Emperor Maximilian I moved his court and his court musicians to Vienna. He gave instructions that there were to be six singing boys among his musicians. Historians have settled on 1498 as the foundation date of the Vienna Hofmusikkapelle and in consequence the Vienna Boys Choir. Until 1918, the choir sang exclusively for the imperial court, at mass, at private concerts and functions, and on state occasions.
How to Buy Tickets:
• Box Office: 718.793.8080
• Online: www.KupferbergCenter.org
• Groups: Call Box Office at 718.793.8080 for groups of 10 or more.
• Discount tickets are available for students, seniors and Queens College staff, faculty and alumni.
When: Saturday, Dec. 15th, 2012 7:30 pm
Where: Colden Auditorium, Queens College