Fall 2017
For Immediate Release
Kathryn King
Vienna Boys Choir in 48-City Tour of U.S.
Irresistible Ensemble Returns by Popular Demand
Focus on Southern and Eastern States

Photo (c) Lukas Beck

The Vienna Boys Choir (VBC), a beloved exponent of the choral repertoire for more than 500 years, is returning to the U.S. with conductor Manolo Cagnin for a tour of 48 cities throughout the southern and eastern regions of the country. The first 26 concerts, starting in Gettysburg, PA on Friday, 13 October at the Majestic Theater, will feature Bella Italia , a program of music derived from and inspired by Italy. The ensemble will sing a special sacred program at cathedrals in La Crosse, WI and St. Louis, MO (Monday, 20 & Wednesday, 22 November) then switch to a holiday program at Orchestra Hall in Chicago on Saturday, 25 November . Their final engagement takes place at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach, VA on Thursday, 21 December

The modern Vienna Boys Choir bears little resemblance to the original group of six boys invited to sing at the Viennese court many centuries ago. Today, the Vienna Boys Choir consists of 100 boys between the ages of ten and fourteen, from dozens of nations, divided into four touring groups. Each group spends nine to eleven weeks of the school year on tour. Between them, the four choirs give 300 concerts and performances each year before almost half a million people. They visit virtually all European countries, and are frequent guests in Asia, Australia, and the Americas. The Vienna Boys Choir also has a close association with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Together with members of the orchestra and the men of the Vienna State Opera Chorus, the choir maintains the tradition of the imperial musicians: as Hofmusikkapelle (Chapel Imperial) they still provide the music for Sunday mass in Vienna's Imperial Chapel, as they have done since 1498. The group is active in education and community engagement, sponsoring music academies in both Vienna and Hong Kong. The VBC performs music from all over the world and has for years commissioned new music as well. The Choir has appeared many times on screen over the years and will be featured in Curt Faudon's new film, Good Shepherds, which takes an unusual look at shepherd carols and shepherd music from the Holy Land to the Arctic circle. The film will receive its North American premiere in the Fall of 2017. In the realm of audio recording, the Choir has been active since the 1930s, appearing on practically every major label. In 2015, the choir signed a long-term partnership with Deutsche Grammophon. Their first joint project was a hugely successful Christmas CD, Merry Christmas from Vienna. Their next recording will be released in 2018.

Conductor Manolo Cagnin studied violin as a child, then in later work at the Conservatory of Venice and in Milan, he pursued choral conducting and composition, completing his studies under Kurt Masur and Fabio Luisi in Leipzig. In 2008, Mr. Cagnin was named conductor of one of the four touring choirs of the Vienna Boys Choir. He prepares the boys for masses with the Vienna Hofmusikkapelle, for appearances with the Vienna State Opera, for sound and video recordings, and for concerts in Vienna and on tours worldwide.

 Vienna Boys Choir   ❖  North American Dates  ❖  Fall 2017  

13 Oct 17
Gettysburg PA
Majestic Theater
15 Oct 17
Harrisonburg PA
Forbes Center 
16 Oct 17
Salisbury MD 
Holloway Hall 
17 Oct 17
Greenville NC
Wright Auditorium

18 Oct 17
Charlotte NC
First United Methodist Church
VBC 18 Oct 17
19 Oct 17
Clemson SC Brooks Center for the Performing Arts VBC 19 Oct 17
21 Oct 17
Huntsville AL
Trinity United Methodist Church 

22 Oct 17
Atlanta GA Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts
24 Oct 17
Hilton Head, SC Holy Family Catholic Church
26 Oct 17
Opelika AL
Opelika Center for the Performing Arts
27 Oct 17
Columbus MS
Bettersworth Auditorium
VBC 27 Oct 17
29 Oct 17
New Orleans LA
Holy Name of Jesus Church
VBC 29 Oct 17
01 Nov 17
San Angelo TX
Murphey Performance Hall
VBC 01 Nov 17
02 Nov 17
Austin TX
St. Andrew's Episcopal School 
03 Nov 17
Dallas TX
Highland Park United Church
04 Nov 17
Houston TX
Dunham Theater
06 Nov 17
Mount Pleasant TX Whatley Center for the Performing Arts VBC 06 Nov 17
07 Nov 17
Oklahoma City OK First Presbyterian Church VBC 07 Nov 17
09 Nov 17
Wichita KS Hesston Mennonite Church
10 Nov 17
Tulsa OK Boston Avenue Methodist Church VBC 10 Nov 17
11 Nov 17
Kansas City MO Helzberg Hall VBC 11 Nov 17
12 Nov 17
Fort Scott KS Ellis Family Fine Arts Center VBC 12 Nov 17
14 Nov 17
Ames IA Stephens Auditorium VBC 14 Nov 17
16 Nov 17
Faribault MN Newhall Auditorium
17 Nov 17
Dubuque IA John & Alice Butler Hall VBC 17 Nov 17
18 Nov 17
Cedar Rapids IA Paramount Theatre VBC 18 Nov 17
20 Nov 17
La Crosse WI Cathedral of St. Joseph Workman VBC 20 Nov 17
22 Nov 17
St. Louis MO Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis VBC 22 Nov 17
25 Nov 17
Chicago IL Orchestra Hall VBC 25 Nov 17
26 Nov 17
Clinton Township MI Macomb Center for the Performing Arts VBC 26 Nov 17
27 Nov 17
Midland MI Midland Center for the Arts
VBC 27 Nov 17
28 Nov 17
East Lansing MI Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center VBC 28 Nov 17
29 Nov 17
Akron OH EJ Thomas Hall VBC 29 Nov 17
02 Dec 17
Bridgeport CT Klein Memorial Auditorium VBC 02 Dec 17
03 Dec 17
New York NY Carnegie Hall VBC 03 Dec 17 
06 Dec 17
Potsdam NY Hosmer Hall VBC 06 Dec 17
07 Dec 17
Rutland VT Paramount Theater VBC 07 Dec 17
08 Dec 17
Lexington MA Cary Hall VBC 08 Dec 17
09 Dec 17
Tarrytown NY Tarrytown Music Hall VBC 09 Dec 17
10 Dec 17
New Brunswick NJ State Theatre NJ VBC 10 Dec 17
12 Dec 17
East Sandwich MA Sandwich H.S. Auditorium VBC 12 Dec 17
13 Dec 17
New London CT Garde Arts Center
14 Dec 17
Tom's River NJ Grunin Center for the Arts VBC 14 Dec 17
16 Dec 17
Wilmington DE Playhouse on Rodney Square VBC 16 Dec 17
17 Dec 17
Fairfax VA Center for the Arts VBC 17 Dec 17
19 Dec 17
Arlington VA Army Navy Country Club
20 Dec 17
Williamsburg VA St. Bede Catholic Church VBC 20 Dec 17
21 Dec 17
Virginia Beach VA Sandler Center for the Performing Arts VBC 21 Dec 17
 Programs and dates subject to change.

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