Date: Thursday February 21, 2019, 1:00pm
Place: Ruth Eckerd Hall - Clearwater - 1111 McMullen Booth Rd
Thu, Feb 21 at 1:00 PM @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
Vienna Boys Choir returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall for the first time since their sold-out 2013 concert. The choir's repertoire includes everything from medieval to contemporary and experimental music. Motets and lieder for boys' choir form the core of the touring repertoire, as do the choir's own arrangements of quintessentially Viennese music like waltzes and polkas by Lanner, Lehár, and Strauss. Boys have been singing at the Viennese court since the 14th century, and in 1498 - more than half a millennium ago - Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I moved his court and his court musicians to the Vienna Chapel Imperial (Hofmusikkapelle) and thus the Vienna Boys Choir. Today, the Vienna Boys Choir consists of 100 boys between the ages of ten and fourteen, from dozens of nations, divided into four touring groups. Between them, the four choirs give 300 concerts and performances each year before almost half a million people.
Single Tickets are $35, $25, and $18.