Fall 2018
For Immediate Release
Kathryn King
Kathryn King Media
Vienna Boys Choir in 39-City Tour 
Bringing Their Irrepressible Energy to Venues Throughout the U.S.
New CD to be Released 5 October
The  Vienna Boys Choir makes a much anticipated return to the U.S. on  28 October 2018, visiting 39 cities throughout the country, from Maine to Washington state. Along with their conductor, Oliver Stech, they will bring two brand new concert programs for the tour. The first, V ienna Waits for You , features a typically broad range of repertoire including sacred, secular, folk and popular titles with a focus on the great Viennese musical traditions, and a nod to American audiences as well. Later in the tour they will switch to a new iteration of their holiday program, Christmas in Vienna.

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 and is featured in four films by Curt Faudon, including Songs for Mary, Silk Road and Bridging the Gap. 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, Strauss For Ever,  will be released on October 5th.

Oliver Stech  became choirmaster of the Vienna Boys Choir in January of 2011. He has led the choir on tours of Europe, Asia, South America, and the USA, and prepares the boys for the sung services at Vienna's Imperial Chapel. In addition, he trains the boys for productions at the Vienna State Opera, the Vienna Volksoper, and for performances of large symphonic and choral works. In this capacity, he has collaborated with conductors such as Christian Aming, Mariss Jansons, Fabio Luisi, and Franz Welser-Möst. He also leads the boys in appearances on radio and television, sound recordings and film shoots, which are part of the choir's routine. Mr. Stech conducted the boys on the set of two of Curt Faudon's films,  in Palestine, Italy, and Austria. Mr. Stech is a singer and former chorus member himself, and started conducting while still a student.  In 2010, he became a lecturer at the University of Music in Vienna, his alma mater.

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 Vienna Boys Choir   ❖  North American Dates  ❖  Fall 2018  

28 Oct 18
Richardson, TX
First United Methodist Church
VBC in Richardson TX
29 Oct 18
Abilene, TX
First Baptist Church 
30 Oct 18
Midland, TX 
Wagner Noel PAC 
VBC in Midland TX
03 Nov 18
Amarillo, TX
Globe-News Ctr. Perf. Arts
VBC in Amarillo TX

04 Nov 18
Raton, NM
Shuler Theater
VBC in Raton NM
06 Nov 18
Grand Junction, CO Avalon Theatre VBC in Grand Junction CO
08 Nov 18
Loveland, CO
Rialto Theater 
09 Nov 18
Colorado Springs, CO Shockley-Zalabek Theater VBC in Colorado Springs CO
10 Nov 18
Cheyenne, WY Cheyenne Civic Center VBC in Cheyenne WY
11 Nov 18
Denver, CO
Boettcher Concert Hall
VBC in Denver CO
13 Nov 18
Seattle, WA
S. Mark Taper Foundation  Auditorium
VBC in Seattle WA
15 Nov 18
Pasco, WA
Faith Assembly Auditorium
VBC in Pasco WA
16 Nov 18
Bend, OR
Tower Theatre
VBC in Bend OR
17 Nov 18
Corvallis, OR
First United Methodist Church 
VBC in Corvallis OR 2pm
17 Nov 18
Corvallis, OR
First United Methodist Church
VBC in Corvallis OR 4pm
19 Nov 18
Wichita, KS
Crown Uptown Theatre
VBC in Wichita KS
20 Nov 18
Edmond, OK Armstrong Auditorium VBC in Edmond OK
23 Nov 18
Platteville, WI Brodbeck Concert Hall VBC in Platteville WI
24 Nov 18
Chicago, IL Orchestra Hall VBC in Chicago IL
25 Nov 18
Detroit, MI Max M. Fisher Music Center VBC in Detroit MI
26 Nov 18
Erie, PA Mary D'Angelo PAC VBC in Erie PA
28 Nov 18
Portland, ME Merrill Auditorium VBC in Portland ME
30 Nov 18
Nantucket, MA Dreamland Theatre VBC in Nantucket MA
01 Dec 18
Plymouth, MA Plymouth Memorial Hall VBC in Plymouth MA
02 Dec 18
Lexington, MA Cary Hall VBC in Lexington MA
03 Dec 18
Providence, RI McVinney Auditorium VBC in Providence RI
04 Dec 18
Stamford, CT Palace Theatre VBC in Stamford CT
06 Dec 18
York, PA Pullo Center VBC in York PA
07 Dec 18
Fairfax, VA Center for the Arts VBC in Fairfax VA
08 Dec 18
Shippensburg, PA H. Ric Luhrs PAC VBC in Shippensburg PA
09 Dec 18
Manassas, VA Hylton PAC VBC in Manassas VA
10 Dec 18
Baltimore, MD The Lyric Opera House VBC in Baltimore MD
12 Dec 18
Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Theatre VBC in Red Bank NJ
13 Dec 18
Englewood, NJ Bergen PAC VBC in Englewood NJ
14 Dec 18
Rehoboth Beach, DE Rehoboth Beach Convention Center
15 Dec 18
Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre VBC in Glenside PA
16 Dec 18
New York, NY Carnegie Hall VBC in New York NY
19 Dec 18
Charlotte, NC Halton Theater VBC in Charlotte NC
20 Dec 18
Wilmington, NC Wilson Center VBC in Wilmington NC
21 Dec 18
Charleston, SC Gaillard Center VBC in Charleston SC
 Programs and dates subject to change.

 For more information about the Vienna Boys Choir, call 917-751-8228 
and visit kathrynkingmedia.com and wsk.at.

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