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Vienna Boys Choir

Saturday, December 3, 2016 3:00PM

Vienna Boys Choir
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Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Ad te levavi animam meam (To you I have lifted my soul), Psalm 24 (25):1-4
KERLE: Sanctus from Missa Regina Coeli
FUX: Salve Regina (Hail, Holy Queen), K. 257
J. HAYDN: Insanae et vanae curae (Mad and useless worries), Hob. XXI:1, 13c
M. HAYDN: Anima nostra (Our soul), from the offertory for the Feast of the Holy Innocents MH 452
MOZART: Die ihr des unermesslichen Weltalls Schöpfer ehrt (You, who praise the Creator of the unfathomable Universe)
WIRTH: mercy – forgiveness- inner peace (Agnus Dei)
Austrian Folk Song (arr. G. Wirth): Es steht ein Baum im tiefen Tal (The tree in the valley)
STRAUSS (arr. G. Wirth): Auf Ferienreisen (On holiday)
LANNER: Die Schönbrunner (The people of Schönbrunn)
Adeste fideles (Herbei, o ihr Gläubigen / O Come, All Ye Faithful)
Es ist ein Ros´entsprungen (Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming)
O Heiland, reiss’ die Himmel auf (O saviour, tear open the skies)
Am Weihnachtsbaum die Lichter brennen

SCHUBERT: Ave Maria - Ellens dritter Gesang (Hail, Mary – Ellen’s Third Song), D 839, Op. 52/3
VON HERBECK: Pueri concinite (Boys, begin)
REIDINGER (arr. G. Wirth): Es wird scho glei dumpa (It will be dark soon)
BRITTEN: Four pieces from A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28
MARKS: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Hear the angelic voices of the Vienna Boys Choir in a special program featuring classical masterpieces and holiday favorites. One of the world’s oldest and most revered choral groups, this illustrious group of child musicians has delighted music lovers around the world for more than five centuries with the exquisite purity of their voices and phenomenal sound.

Boys have been singing at Vienna's Imperial Chapel since 1296. In 1498, Maximilian I moved his court to Vienna and instructed 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.