GJSO presents the Vienna Boys Choir
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 @ 7:30pm
The Vienna Boys Choir is coming to Grand Junction!
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.
According to the Charleston Post and Courier, “Their tone is pristine, their dynamics perfectly rendered, but of course it is their youth and pure soprano voices that make them unique.” And the Washington Post praises the boys’ “totally disciplined voices tempered by a singular sense of ease and consistency.”