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Vienna Boys Choir performs concert at Holy Name of Jesus Church

October 31, 2008

The world-renowned Vienna Boys Choir brings its 500-year-old vocal tradition to Holy Name of Jesus Church at Loyola University New Orleans for a concert on Sunday, Nov. 9, at 3 p.m.

The Vienna Boys Choir delights music lovers across the globe with purity of tone, musical depth and distinctive charm. Offering something for everyone, their concerts combine music with poetry, dance, theater and visual arts.

Founded by imperial order of Emperor Maximilian I in 1498, the Vienna Boys Choir has evolved into a group of 100 choristers between the ages of 10 and 14, who are divided into four touring choirs. Each group spends nine to 11 weeks on tour and gives around 300 performances annually for nearly half a million people. They visit virtually all European countries and are frequent guests in Asia, Australia and the Americas.

The choir’s repertoire includes everything from medieval to contemporary works and experimental music, with motets and lieder for the boys’ choir forming the core of the touring repertoire. In addition, the choir performs children’s operas and major choral and symphonic works. With a goal of introducing the boys to as many different styles of music as possible, the choir has commissioned a number of world music projects as well.

Concert tickets are $25 for general admission and $15 for students and Loyola faculty and staff.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit montage.loyno.edu or call (504) 865-2074.

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