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Program

  • GALLUS: Confirma hoc Deus (Confirm this, oh God)
  • HÄNDEL: De torrente in via bibet (He shall drink from the stream by the way) from Dixit Dominus HWV 232
  • FREYLINGHAUSEN: Macht hoch die Tür (The mighty gates of earth unbar)
  • BACH: Et exsultavit spiritus meus (And my spirit rejoiceth) from Magnificat BWV 243
  • HAYDN: Abendlied zu Gott (Evening song for God), Hob. XXVc : 9 (1796)
  • REGER: Mariä Wiegenlied (Mary's lullaby) from Schlichte Weisen (Simple melodies), Opus 76/52
  • BRITTEN: There Is No Rose of Such Vertue from A Ceremony of Carols, Opus 28
  • BRITTEN: This Little Babe, So Few Days Old from A Ceremony of Carols, Opus 28
  • Schlaf, Jesulein zart (Sleep, gentle Jesus) from Peter von Brachel Hymnal
  • EŠENVALDS: O salutaris hostia (O saving sacrifice)
  • Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day [16th century carol]
  • God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen [Old English carol]
  • La virgen lava pañales (The virgin washes the swaddling clothes) [Traditional villancico from Spain]
  • BLANCO: El burrito de Belén (The little donkey from Bethlehem)
  • Ein Kind geboren gar wunderschön (A beautiful child is born) [Sacred lullaby from Lower Austria]
  • Still, still, still (Softly, softly, softly) (Sacred lullaby from Salzburg)
  • Am Weihnachtsbaum die Lichter brennen [Folk song from Saxony and Thuringia, Germany]
  • EBEL: Leise rieselt der Schnee (Softly falls the snow)
  • BALLARD: Mister Santa
  • WARREN and HILL: Who Would Imagine a King, from the 1996 film The Preacher's Wife
  • GOSS: See, amid the Winter’s Snow
  • Go, Tell It on the Mountain [Traditional Spiritual]

The illustrious group of child musicians has been delighting music lovers across the globe for six centuries with their purity of tone, distinctive charm and popular repertoire. “Christmas in Vienna” showcases these gifted musicians with voices of unforgettable beauty in an extraordinary program featuring Austrian folk songs, classical masterpieces, popular songs and, of course, holiday favorites. 

Founded in 1498 by the imperial decree of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I, the Vienna Boys' Choir is among the oldest of all musical organizations. Over the centuries illustrious composers, including Mozart, Bruckner, Gluck, and Schubert, have written masterpieces for the Vienna Boys Choir. Many great musicians got their start as members of the choir including the great conductors Hans Richter, Clemens Krauss, and Lovro von Matacic.

The angelic voices of this most famous vocal group are ageless.

The Salt Lake Tribune

Pure and pristine sound.

San Francisco Chronicle

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