Chorus from Vienna Boys’ Choir| Sept. 24

Date:2016-09-06    Share:

Vienna Boys’ Choir will present a night of chorus at the Shenzhen Poly Theater.


The Vienna Boys’ Choir is one of the best known boys’ choirs in the world. The boys are selected mainly from Austria, but also from many other countries.

The choir is the modern-day descendant of the boys’ choirs of the Viennese Court, dating back to the late Middle Ages. The choir was, for practical purposes, established by a letter from Emperor Maximilian I of Habsburg in 1498, instructing court officials to employ a singing master, two basses and six boys. The role of the choir was to provide musical accompaniment for the church mass. Additionally, the Haydn brothers were members of the St. Stephen’s Cathedral choir, directed at the time by Georg Reutter II who used this choir in his duties for the imperial court which at the time had no boy choristers of its own.


Over the centuries, the choir has worked with many composers, including Mozart, Schubert and Bruckner. Today there are around 100 choristers between the ages of 10 and 14, divided into four touring choirs giving around 300 concerts and performances each year in front of almost half a million people. They visit most European countries, and are frequent guests in Asia, Australia and America. Together with members of the Vienna Philharmonic and the Vienna State Opera Chorus, the Vienna Boys’ Choir maintains the tradition of the imperial musicians, providing the music for the Sunday Mass in Vienna’s Imperial Chapel, as they have done since 1498.


Time: 8 p.m., Sept. 24

Tickets: 180-680 yuan

Booking: 400-610-3721

Venue: Shenzhen Poly Theater, intersection of Wenxin Road 5 and Houhaibin Road, Nanshan District (南山区后海滨路与文心五路交界处深圳保利剧院)

Metro: Shekou Line, Houhai Station (后海站), Exit E


Editor: Doria Nan