Wiener Sängerknaben – Vienna Boys’ Choir
Conductor: Jimmy Chiang
Gregorian chant and Works by Tomás Luis de Victoria, Johann Adolph Hasse, Johann Sebastian Bach, Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Hugo Distler and new choir music from all around the world.
The world-famous Vienna Boys’ Choir will bring melodies from different cultures and eras to their traditional summer concert at the abbey church on Lake Ossiacher See: melodies that bring people together, tear down walls and bridge gaps. The 9- to 14-year old boys travel the world over with their choirs. Since the 1920ies they have collected songs on their tours. Many of the boys come from other countries, even continents themselves, but they share a love for music. Bridging the Gap is even the title of a film about the Vienna Boys’ Choir from 2013, a film about the power of singing and how singing virtually bridges gaps between eras, countries, civilisations, religions and people. “A choir consists of many individuals who should be acting as one. However, a concert will be really good if each individual personality contributes”, says Gerald Wirth, the artistic director of the Vienna Boys’ Choir.