Release Date: November 14,2017
The Vienna Boys Choir is bringing “Christmas in Vienna” to EJ Thomas Hall in Akron on Wednesday, November 29, at 7:30 p.m.
Part of Tuesday Musical’s 2017-18 Fuze season, the concert will feature Austrian folk songs, classical masterpieces and holiday favorites.
Delighting music lovers around the world for more than five centuries, the choir is known for its angelic voices, purity of tone and irresistible charm. The ensemble can trace its history as far back as the 13th century, but was formally established in 1498 at Vienna's Imperial Chapel by Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I. The many incarnations of the group have been performing continuously ever since.
Now, the enormously popular chorus is comprised of four separate ensembles of boys between the ages of 10 and 14. Each choir has a choirmaster and two tutors who travel with the boys. Approximately 11 weeks of the school year are devoted to touring, and each choir member sings about 80 concerts a year. The choir performing in Akron, led by its conductor Manolo Cagnin, includes boys from Austria, Cambodia, China, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Korea, New Zealand and the Philippines. This year, one young member is from the United States.
Tickets go on sale Oct. 26. They are $25, $40, $45, and free for all students of any age. Visit www.tuesdaymusical.org or call 330-761-3460 for information and tickets.