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Vienna Boys Choir (Wiener Sangerknaben)

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Address: Obere Augartenstrasse 1c, Vienna 1020, Austria
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Founded in 1498 by Emperor Maximilian I, this internationally renowned...

Founded in 1498 by Emperor Maximilian I, this internationally renowned youth choir has been heard around the world ever since.

In Vienna, there are two key venues to experience the Vienna Boys Choir: their own concert hall, MuTh, and the Imperial Chapel in the first district.

At the MuTh, you will be able to the choir's newest programmes; in addition, the choir regularly presents world music and fully staged children's operas at MuTh.

The boys take turns at singing Mass in the Imperial Chapel (Sundays at 9.15 am, September - June; the Chapel is closed in from July to mid-September); note that this is a sung Church service, with the musicians performing on the organ loft, out of sight for most of the service. The boys perform alongside the men of the State Opera Chorus and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. After the service, the boys descend to sing one motet in front of the altar.

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Vienna Boys Choir

This was a very special treat as we were able to attend a Sunday church service in the Habsburg Palace in a small chapel and be entertained by the Vienna Boys Choir. The service... read more

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is really a treat and in such a beautiful facility that for me it was one treat on top of another. The boys have voices of angels and the adult choir which also accompanies parts, is outstanding. That said, a few notes: typically the tickets are for Sunday and this is Catholic Mass. Finding the Kapelle (chapel) is not... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very special treat as we were able to attend a Sunday church service in the Habsburg Palace in a small chapel and be entertained by the Vienna Boys Choir. The service was wonderful and the Choir added so much to the ceremony. At the end the choir came to the front of the chapel and performed in... More 

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Reviewed 17 January 2017

For Sunday's mass, the choir performed the Franz Schubert Mess B-Dur, D24 in the Hofburg Chaple at 9:15. Go!!!!

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Reviewed 31 December 2016

Celebrated Christmas Mass and enjoyed the choir. We were sitting in the upper balcony facing the orchestra and choir to catch the full view.

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CARACAS, VENEZUELA
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

Beautiful mass, second Advent Sunday with the lovely voices of Vienna Boys Choir, my opinion is that they must sing 2 songs instead of only one at the end of the mass, biy was a lovely experience.

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Reviewed 5 December 2016

We where looking to hear this oldest boys choirs in Wien and we found through oeticket tickets. Small room in the hotel, bad service and average food ! We had to share a table with others although when we booked the tickets for 125 euro/person they told us that we will have our own table for 4 people. The were... More 

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Reviewed 8 October 2016

very good experience for us as we accommodated our trip and planned to visit their one night only performance at the MuTH in September. entertaining and good show. worth the effort to rush there when we got off the plane just 2 hours before the show.

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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We attended a Friday afternoon Vienna Boys Choir performance and we were delighted with their beautiful singing voices and the variety of songs they sang. Their energetic and talented leader accompanied them on piano during the first half of the show and an excellent full band accompanied them during the second half. What a treat! We really enjoyed the show.

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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

This school puts on a performance on Friday afternoons at 1730 during school term. We were lucky enough to be here on the first Friday of the school term. The performance was fantastic. First Half just the choir and second half with an orchestra. The choir master/conductor/pianist was so talented and enthusiastic and was a joy to watch on his... More 

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Reviewed 27 June 2016

I'm not taking anything away from their voices, but the group seemed fairly small, some seemed uncomfortable or awkward on stage, and the choreography was very amateurish. Is this THE Vienna Boys Choir?

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Leopoldstadt
Welcome to one of Vienna’s trendiest quarters. The second district has witnessed a turbulent ride, from medieval swamp to vibrant Jewish quarter, from pleasure ground for the noble and humble to current hip residence and workplace of Vienna’s creative crowd. Cross the Danube Canal from the city centre and take in life on Taborstrasse with its mix of old townhouses, churches, theatres, discount shops and ethnic restaurants. Head for Augarten via Karmelitermarkt, Leopoldstadt’s trendy marketplace. Baroque Augarten itself hosts a bizarre mix of manicured hedges and flowerbeds in front of a colossal World War II defense tower, the publicly accessible 300-year-old Augarten porcelain manufactory, the palatial boarding school and funky concert hall of the Vienna Boys Choir, and the modern art museum TBA21. At its opposite corner, The Prater not only houses the Giant Ferris Wheel but blends a bustling amusement park with lush woodland, perfect for a bike tour. Further east is the old derby racing ground of Krieau.
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