Vienna Boys Choir to appear at Acadia University on March 18, 2017

Vienna Boys Choir to appear at Acadia University on March 18, 2017

The Acadia Performing Arts Series is pleased to present the Vienna Boys Choir on Saturday, March 18 at 7:30pm at Convocation Hall in Wolfville. This is the only Nova Scotia performance on the current tour for this world-renowned choral ensemble.

Boys have been singing at Vienna’s Imperial Chapel since 1296. In 1498, Maximilian I moved his court to Vienna and instructed that there were to be six singing boys among his musicians. This marked the foundation of what is known today as the Vienna Boys Choir. There are currently 100 choristers between the ages of 9 and 14, divided into four touring choirs. They give around 300 concerts each year, attended by almost half a million spectators around the world. Of course, the program contains Vivaldi and Mozart and Schubert but are you ready for music from Sister Act and Singin’ in the Rain? For full details on the program, go to artsacadia.acadiau.ca/acadia-performing-arts-series.html and scroll to the Vienna Boys Choir in March.

Oliver Stech was appointed choirmaster of the Vienna Boys’ Choir in 2011. He has since led his choir in numerous concerts, and on tours of Austria, Canada, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Italy, Japan, Slovakia, South America, Spain, Switzerland, and the USA. Tickets are $50 for adults, $30 for students. For more information, or to buy tickets, visit the Acadia University Box Office in person, by phone at 902-542-5500 or 1-800-542-TICK(8425), or online at boxoffice.acadiau.ca.