Famous Vienna Boys Choir, one of the most recognizable cultural brands and “ambassadors” of Vienna and Austria, will perform in Sava Centar on May 21.
In Belgrade concert will be presented their most popular project, a musical journey “Around the World in 80 Minutes” in the steps of Jules Verne! The performance will cover a wide variety of countries and musical genres. The group will sing will everything from traditional folk songs, classical pieces, current pop music, holiday songs and even the works of the Beatles. Performed songs originate from England, France, Italy, India, China, Japan, Ireland and the United States.
Founded by imperial order of Emperor Maximilian I in 1498, the Vienna Boys Choir is a group of 100 choristers between the ages of 10 and 14 who are divided into four touring choirs. Each group gives around 300 performances annually for nearly half a million people across the globe. Musicians like Heinrich Isaac, Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Johann Joseph Fux, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Antonio Caldara, Antonio Salieri, and Anton Bruckner worked with the choir. Composers Jacobus Gallus and Franz Schubert were themselves choristers. Brothers Joseph and Michael Haydn, members of the choir of St. Stephen’s Cathedral, frequently sang with the imperial boys’ choir.
The choir is known for its unique sound, but for distinctive uniforms that the boys wear- stylized sailor suits. A number of private schools are held by the choir and around 400 boys and teenagers between the ages of three and 18 practice in a baroque palace in Austria.
Tickets for the concert are available for purchase at the box office of Sava Centar, and the prices for the first concert of The Vienna Boys Choir in Belgrade after more than 30 years are 1.500, 2.000, 2.500, 3.000 and 3.500 dinars.