Internationally Acclaimed Vienna Boys Choir Coming to the High Point Theatre
High Point, NC – Angelic voices. Rapturous harmonies. Irresistible charm. Triad audience members will be treated to a rare, resplendent opportunity to experience the ethereal sounds of the internationally acclaimed troupe, Vienna Boys Choir, appearing at the High Point Theatre for a single live performance on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 3, at 2 PM. The performance is being held as part of the High Point Community Concert Series, an affiliate of the High Point Arts Council.
Internationally Acclaimed Vienna Boys to share magic of live performance during Triad appearance, Sun., Nov. 3
The Vienna Boys Choir dates back to the year 1498, when the Holy Roman Emperor added boys’ voices to the choir of the Hofkapelle, the Imperial Chapel. Until 1918, the boys sang exclusively for the imperial court, at mass, concerts, private functions, and on state occasions. Josef Schnitt, who became Dean of the Imperial Chapel in 1921, turned the Vienna Boys Choir into a private institution. The former court choir boys became the Wiener Sängerknaben (Vienna Boys Choir), with their imperial uniform replaced by the sailor suit (then the height of boys’ fashion) and, in 1926, started to give concerts outside of the chapel. The choir performed motets, secular works and, at the boys’ request, children’s operas. The Vienna Boys Choir has been associated with many of the world’s greatest composers including Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Anton Bruckner, and Antonio Salieri, to name a few.
Today, the Vienna Boys Choir consists of 100 boys between the ages of ten and fourteen, from dozens of nations and diverse backgrounds, divided into four touring groups of 23-26 each. Under the leadership of Italian-born Conductor Manuel Huber, with extensive experience as a voice coach, choir director and music educator in a variety of positions throughout Europe, the concert will be carefully orchestrated to take the audience on a musical journey spanning the centuries, covering the globe with music sung in numerous languages, and with a wide-ranging repertoire of classical, folk and contemporary selections. And, as delightful as hearing the boys’ perfect voices, equally exhilarating will be the sheer joy and vibrant fun that the young lads exude from the stage.
“There’s no more gratifying sound than that of children singing. And there’s no more polished ensemble of children’s voices than the Vienna Boys Choir.” Fort Worth Star Telegram
“I can’t imagine there is a single person who has not heard of the world-renowned Vienna Boys Choir, says High Point Theatre Director David Briggs. “These gifted young boys will set your spirit soaring with their divine musical talents, captivating stage presence, and natural exuberance. People will be talking about this performance for a long time to come!”
Tickets are $30-45, available at the box office by calling (336) 887-3001 and online at www.highpointtheatre.com