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MuTh: Music for the Next Hundred Years

MuTh: Music for the Next Hundred Years

After 514 years of wandering from stage to stage, the Vienna Boys’ Choir (Sängerknaben) finally has a place to perform that they can call their own: the MuTh concert hall, which was inaugurated on 9 December. The date was just a few weeks shy of a century since the last major concert hall opened in Vienna, […]

New stage for the Choir Boys

Beginning this December, the world-famous Vienna Boys’ Choir, for singers between the ages of 10 and 14, will be performing in their new concert hall, called MuTh, which stands for “Musik & Theater”. It was designed as a multi-purpose structure: In addition to the concert hall, equipped with state-of-the-art technology, it also houses a rehearsal […]

Choirs for Intercultural Understanding

Choirs for Intercultural Understanding

Each year, youth choirs from around the world convene in Vienna to give concerts in conjunction with the Vienna Boys Choir. The closing ceremony on 2 Aug in the Musikverein’s Großer Saal is a culmination of the festival’s events, which include workshops and performances at Schönbrunn and at the United Nations Headquarters. The festival was founded by […]

Vienna Choir Boys In the New Era

The arrivals hall at Vienna International Airport – Schwechat. The normal crowd, the usual slight sense of heightened anticipation. Suddenly a burst of applause and enthusiastic cheering: the Vienna Choir Boys have come through the automatic doors, in uniform, with caps perfectly straight on each head. They have just returned from a tour and are […]

Augarten Dreams

Augarten Dreams

On a steamy day in late August, the Augarten closed over me, a place of retreat from the baked concrete and piping hot pavement between the park gates and my apartment several blocks away. The cool breeze is seductive in this fine old baroque park in the Leopoldstadt – Vienna’s 2nd District, and the smell […]

Georg Tintner: Life as an Ellipse

The tragic death of conductor Georg Tintner (1917 – 1999) triggered a documentary oral-history interview for the Orpheus Trust and a subsequent extensive biographical and compositional analysis, intermittently supported through small grants, that have documented for the first time the range and character of his work as a composer . Through a series of conversations […]

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