Concord University News
For Immediate Release: 
Feb 06 2003

The Vienna Choir Boys to Perform at Concord College

For more than five centuries, the Vienna Choir Boys have enchanted millions with their unique charm and exceptionally beautiful singing. From the time of their first visit to the United States in 1932, they have given thousands of concerts and become the most popular choir ever to tour North America. Each season a new choir of boys carries on the rich traditions of Vienna’s musical life, which traces its roots to such figures as Mozart, Haydn and Schubert. Alongside their touring, the Vienna Choir Boys reach an even wider audience through films, recordings and television appearances. In concert, they present superbly entertaining programs that feature a broad range of sacred and secular works, including the waltzes and polkas of Johann Strauss II.

Today there are about 100 choristers between the ages of 10 and 14, divided into four touring choirs. During their tours, the Vienna Choir Boys sing in virtually all European countries, and they are frequent guests in Asia, Australia and the Americas, visiting the United States and Canada annually.

The Choir Boys’ repertoire spans five centuries of music and extends to cross-over works and world music.

The Vienna Choir Boys will be performing at Concord College, Monday, February 17, 8 p.m., in the Main Theater of the Alexander Fine Arts Center. Cost for admission is $5 for the general public, $4 for senior citizens, and $2 for non-Concord students.

For more information, contact the Concord College box office, 1-304-384-5101, boxoffice@concord.edu or students.concord.edu/boxoffice.

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Concord College Notes: Persons with disabilities should contact Rick Dillon, 1-304-384-5276 or Alice Dillon, 1-304-384-5177, if special accommodations are required for this event.

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