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 2023 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. Because of their tremendous worldwide fame they tend to overshadow the Vienna Court Music Ensemble (Wiener Hofmusikkapelle) that supports them so brilliantly: Few people know that members of the Vienna State Opera men’s choir and members of the Vienna State Opera Orchestra, most of which are also members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, power the Hofmusikkapelle. To round up the experience, 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 53/EUR 43;
Bookings: You canbook onlinewithout 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. 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’: 15th December 2023 (pre-premiere), 16th December 2023 (Gala)
Location:Wiener Konzerthaus, Lothringer Strasse, 1030 Vienna;
Tickets: EUR 118 to EUR 243 (pre-premiere); EUR 156 to EUR 243
3. 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: 21st and 28th April, 5th and 19th May, 9th June 2023
Location: MuTh concert hall, Am Augartenspitz 1, 1020 Vienna;
Tickets: from EUR 34;
Bookings: get tickets
4. Concerts at Theater Im Park
Under the motto ‘A Night At The Theatre’ the choir boys will present various 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 brings to the best classical theatre compositions.
Schedule: 10th September 2023, 3.00 pm
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, toRenaissance (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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