There is no place like Vienna, and no sound quite like the angelic-voiced Vienna Boys Choir! Don't miss one of the finest vocal ensembles in the world as they bring six centuries of great Viennese choral tradition to the Benaroya Hall stage! With an indescribably pure tone and crowd-pleasing repertoire featuring everything from classic Viennese tunes by Johann Strauss to Billy Joel’s “Vienna,” and much more, this is sure to be an evening you won’t want to miss!
Oliver Stech became choirmaster of the Vienna Boys Choir in January of 2011. He has led the choir in numerous concerts, and on tours of Europe, Asia, South America and the U.S. Mr.Stech is responsible for concert and tour repertoire, he conducts choir and solo rehearsals, and prepares the boys for sung services at Vienna’s Imperial Chapel and productions at the Vienna State Opera.
The Vienna Boys Choir, renowned as one of the finest vocal ensembles in the world for over five centuries, is a frequent visitor to North America, performing throughout the country in everything from houses of worship to great concert venues like New York’s Carnegie Hall and Chicago’s Symphony Hall. The enormously popular chorus is actually comprised of four separate ensembles of boys between the ages of 10 and 14, totaling choristers at the Vienna Boys Choir school at any given time. The four choirs are of equal standing, and the group’s tours, concerts in Vienna and audio and video recording projects are shared among them. Each choir has a choirmaster and two tutors who travel with the boys. Approximately eleven 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.