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Vienna Boys Choir 2012 National Australian Tour!
Experience the beauty of twenty-four of the world’s youngest voices in one of the world’s oldest musical traditions.
The Vienna Boys Choir returns to Australia for a very special national tour, including the premiere of a new work by composer Elena Kats-Chernin.
For more than 500 years the Vienna Boys Choir (or Wiener Sängerknaben) has been an enduring symbol of Europe, having worked with composers such as Fux, Salieri, Haydn and Bruckner and conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Leonard Bernstein, Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Sir George Solti.
The choir is one of the world’s most active musical ensembles and performs over 300 concerts a year. While providing the music for the Sunday Mass in Vienna’s Imperial Chapel – which they have done since 1498! – the choir also tours internationally, performing each year in some of the world’s finest concert halls.
For the first time, the choir will premiere a specially commissioned work by an Australian composer, with Elena Kats-Chernin’s evocative new vocal setting of the much-loved Australian poem, My Country by Dorothea Mackellar.
The tour program also includes an inspiring selection of the choir’s own repertoire, including pieces from Renaissance to Modern and of course the beautiful Viennese favourites of Johann and Josef Strauss.
Brisbane Festival, QLD | Queensland Performing Arts Centre
September 09, 2012
Maryborough , QLD | Brolga Theatre
September 11, 2012
Gold Coast, QLD | Gold Coast Arts Centre
September 12, 2012
Chatswood, NSW | Concourse
September 14, 2012
Canberra, ACT | Llewellyn Hall
September 16, 2012
Sydney, NSW | Sydney Opera House
September 18, 2012
Wollongong, NSW | Wollongong Town Hall
September 19, 2012
Newcastle, NSW | Civic Centre
September 20, 2012
Perth, WA | Perth Concert Hall
September 22, 2012
Mandurah, WA | Boardwalk Theatre
September 23, 2012
Adelaide, SA | Festival Theatre
September 26, 2012
Geelong, VIC | Geelong Performing Arts Centre
September 27, 2012
Melbourne, VIC | Arts Centre
September 28, 2012
Melbourne - Monash Uni, VIC | Robert Blackwood Hall
September 29, 2012
Frankston, VIC | Frankston Arts Centre
September 30, 2012
Launceston, TAS | Albert Hall
October 03, 2012
Hobart, TAS | Federation Concert Hall
October 04, 2012
Auckland, NZ | Auckland Town Hall
October 06, 2012
Hamilton, NZ | Founders Theatre
October 07, 2012
Wellington, NZ | Wellington Town Hall
October 10, 2012
Brisbane, QLD | Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)
October 12, 2012
Toowoomba, QLD | Empire Theatre
October 13, 2012
Darwin, NT | Darwin Entertainment Centre
October 17, 2012