Wiener Sängerknaben
Running time:
2 parts by 45 minutes
12 January 2019 Saturday 19.00 Grand hall
19.00 Grand hall

Wiener Sängerknaben

Conductor – Manolo Cagnin (Austria)
Arguably the most famous boys’ choir in the world, and “the business card” of Vienna’s music world, the choir was established by a letter from Emperor Maximilian I of Habsburg on 30 June 1498.

Nowadays thousands of tourists from all over the world rush to the Burgkapelle in Hofburg in order to enjoy the crystal clear voices of the young Vienna singers.
The choir constantly tours, but it doesn’t mean that the boys have to work around the clock, wearing themselves out. On the contrary, the boys are cared about, and not a single child’s right is ever violated.

The thing is that there are four casts of the choir, and they never tour at the same time, so all in all each boy performs only 9 or 11 weeks during a school year. Each ensemble has its own conductor; the Moscow audience will listen to the one with the Italian Manolo Cagnin. The conductor’s motto is “I teach the boys, and the boys teach me!”

The concert is a part of the Year of Music Austria-Russia 2018.