When does the Vienna Boys Choir stage events in Vienna and how to get tickets? To help you experience the Wiener Sängerknaben during your stay, I’m sharing their schedule in 2022 at different locations and how to get tickets. Learn where best to hear their angelic voices, see them and even meet and greet the choir boys.
Almost every Sunday (except summer) the Vienna choir boys sing at Wiener Hofburgkapelle in the Imperial Palace. Most importantly, the traditional location also boasts excellent acoustics.
Vienna Boys Choir Schedule at Hofburg: every Sunday, 9.15 am;
Location: Wiener Hofburgkapelle, Hofburg-Schweizerhof, A-1010 Vienna
Tickets: EUR 51/EUR 43;
Bookings: You can book online without having to queue. Tickets can be delivered directly to your hotel. Alternatively, tickets can be bought on-site on Fridays between 11 am and 1 pm, and between 3 pm and 5 pm, or before Sunday Mass from 8.15 am to 8.45 am.
Note: As usual with masses, you will only hear the choir as they will be up on the choir balcony. After the mass, you will see the boys when they perform a few songs at the altar.
2. Choir Boys At The Spanish Riding School
At ‘A Tribute To Vienna’ watch both the Vienna choir boys and the Spanish Riding School Vienna perform in the same programme. The choir boys will take turns with the lipizzaner stallions at the baroque winter riding hall. No overkill with a mashed up sing-and-ride show, though; Each group separately sticks to what they excel in.
Since both institutions are not only the same age (500 years old) but among the world’s top classical performers expect the outcome to be utterly harmonic and very enjoyable.
Vienna Boys Choir at A Tribute To Vienna: TBC
Location: Spanische Hofreitschule Wien, Michaelerplatz, 1010 Vienna;
Tickets: from EUR 117;
Bookings: Get tickets.
3. Christmas In Vienna Gala
The choir boys’s angelical voices lend themselves to an amazing Christmas concert. Each year, they participate in the traditional Christmas in Vienna concert at Wiener Konzerthaus. While their classical Christmas songs are supported by top opera singers note that they will also share the evening with other great artists.
Schedule ‘Christmas In Vienna’: 16th December 2022 (pre-premiere), 17th December 2022 (Gala)
Location: Wiener Konzerthaus, Lothringer Strasse, 1030 Vienna;
Tickets: EUR 118 to EUR 243 (pre-premiere); EUR 156 to EUR 243
Bookings: book tickets
4. Concerts At Augarten
MuTh (stands for ‘Musik und Theater’) is the first concert hall built for the Vienna Boys Choir. The hall is located next to the choir boys’ boarding school at baroque Augarten palace, and serves as the boys’ main place to rehearse, and perform (mostly classical) concerts, and their own children’s operas.
Schedule at Augarten: varied, see link below
Location: MuTh concert hall, Am Augartenspitz 1, 1020 Vienna;
Tickets: from EUR 34;
Bookings: access programme at MuTh
5. Concerts at Theater Im Park
Under the motto ‘we are all in one boat’ the choir boys will present 19 classical songs beneath the mighty plane trees of the private gardens of the Princes of Schwarzenberg’s palace. As part of the open air event series Theater Im Park, the programme Together brings to live the unifying power of a chorus against hardships caused by the pandemic but also by migration.
Schedule: 12th June and 11th September 2022
Location: Theater Im Park, 1030 Vienna;
Tickets: from EUR 29
Bookings: buy tickets
Biography And Repertoire of The Wiener Sängerknaben
More than 500 years ago, in 1498, the Choir started as a group of six boys of Emperor Maximilian I’s court band. After the First World War and the abolition of the monarchy in Austria, the choir turned into a private association. Since then, the approximately 100 boys between 10 and 14 years of age dress in sailor suits, sing in four different choir groups at various public occasions and tour the world. The Vienna Boys Choir became international superstars not least since Walt Disney’s film Almost Angels (1962).
The Vienna Boys Choir’s repertoire ranges from Medieval music, to Renaissance (Gallus, Victoria, Monteverdi), to Baroque (Bach, Händel), Classical (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven), and Romantic music (Schubert, Bruckner); it also includes polka and waltzes by the Strauss dynasty. The boys have also lent their voices to modern music (Benjamin Britten, Leonard Bernstein, Gustav Mahler), folk, pop and world music. and regularly perform in operas for children.
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