The quintessential boys' choir has a long tradition - boys have been singing at Vienna's Imperial Chapel since 1296. In 1498, Maximilian I moved his court to Vienna and declared there were to be six singing boys among his musicians. This marked the foundation of what is known today as the Vienna Boys Choir. Over the centuries, the Viennese Court attracted musicians like Mozart, Salieri and Bruckner. Joseph Haydn, Michael Haydn and Franz Schubert were themselves choristers. Since 1926, the Vienna Boys Choir has undertaken approximately 1,000 tours in 97 different countries and the boys have sung more than 27,000 concerts. There are currently 100 choristers between the ages of nine and fourteen, divided into four touring choirs. They perform about 300 concerts each year, attended by almost half a million spectators around the world.
Vienna Boys Choir is represented by Opus 3 Artists; photos by Lukas Beck.
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