Vienna Boys Choir: 525th Anniversary Concert Live from the Musikverein | Deutsche Grammophon 4859677

Vienna Boys Choir: 525th Anniversary Concert Live from the Musikverein


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Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Cat No: 4859677

Barcode: 0028948596775

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 22nd December 2023



To mark their 525th anniversary, the Vienna Boys Choir tells its history in music, with all of its choirs singing: the boys’ choirs, the girls’ choir, the mixed children’s Chorus Primus, the youth chorus Chorus Juventus, and Chorus Viennensis, the choir of “old boys”. 14 fabulous instrumentalists join in the music. Together, they show how an Imperial choir consisting of a handful of boys becomes an entire singing campus.

The Vienna Boys Choir, known for its polished artistry, robust sound, and ebullient charm, is probably the most famous boys’ choir in the world. More than 1000 tours in over 100 different countries attest to its global fame. Between them, the four groups making up the Vienna Boys Choir sing almost 300 concerts per year, reaching half a million people live. 2023 marks their 525th anniversary, and Universal Music joins in the celebration.

In July 1498, Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I set up a choir in Vienna. By decreeing that boys should be among the singers, Maximilian laid the foundation for the Vienna Boys Choir. What started with a handful of choirboys has grown into a complete campus, attended by 300 boys and girls aged six to eighteen. The Choir’s training and singing are listed as cultural heritage by UNESCO. In addition to the famous boys’ choir, the VBC Campus includes a children’s choir (Chorus Primus, founded in 1998), a girls’ choir (Wiener Chormädchen, founded in 2004), and a youth choir (Chorus Juventus, founded in 2010).

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