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Coming Together to Sing with Vienna Boys Choir
Synopsis

Don’t miss the exciting grand finale and celebration concert to the week long SVBC week in Singapore where audiences, conductors and music teachers get to interact with the world famous choir in various activities in Singapore centered on these main themes: See, Sing, Study and Socialise with the Vienna Boys Choir.  

The choir will be joined on stage by the kids’ philharmonic@sg Orchestra in the second half of the concert. Maestro Luiz de Godoy will conduct both the choir and orchestra. Godoy is the 2016 recipient of the Erwin Ortner Prize for Choral Music.

The Vienna Boys Choir has been singing at Vienna's Imperial Chapel since 1296. In 1498, Maximilian I (HRR) moved his court to Vienna, lock, stock, and choir, thus founding the “Hofmusikkapelle” (Chapel Imperial), and the Vienna Boys Choir. Over the centuries, the Viennese Court attracted great musicians like Isaac, de Monte, Fux, Caldara, Gluck, Salieri, Mozart, and Bruckner; Joseph Haydn, Michael Haydn, and Franz Schubert were themselves choir boys. Until 1918, the boys sang exclusively for the court. In the 1920s, the choir was reestablished as a private organisation. Professor Gerald Wirth is the its Artistic Director, and its president.

Today, there are 100 choristers between the ages of nine and fourteen, divided into four touring choirs. Each choir spends nine to eleven weeks of the academic year on tour. Together, the choirs give around 300 concerts each year, attended by almost half a million spectators around the world. The choir regularly tours Europe, Asia and Australia, and the Americas.

The choir’s repertoire includes everything from medieval to contemporary music. Motets and lieder form the core of the touring repertoire, as do the choir’s own arrangements of Viennese music. The choir also performs children’s operas and world music.

The Vienna Boys Choir performs with major orchestras, such as the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Staatskapelle Berlin, the Oslo Philharmonic, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, conducted by world famous conductors.

You can find out more about SVBC week at www.svbc.sg regarding master classes and other activities.

Start Sales Date

Internet :
27 Jun 2017, 9am

Other Channels :
27 Jun 2017, 10am

 

Language

English

Duration

Approximately 2 hours
(15 minutes interval)

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Rating/Age Limit
Admission Rules of Esplanade:

  • Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance.
  • Infants in arms or children below the age of 4 shall not be admitted.
  • Children above 4 years must purchase ticket for admission.


Late Seating Advisory

  • You are strongly advised to be seated 15 minutes before the performance start time.
  • No admission will be allowed into the venue once the performance has commenced.
  • Exceptions may be made at Esplanade's discretion depending on the nature of the performance.


Photography/Video Recording Rules

  • No Photography, Video recording and Audio recording is allowed for this event.

Through All SISTIC Channels
10% Discount
for Early Bird.
[ Valid from 27 Jun - 31 Aug 2017 ]

10% Discount for Child (4- 6 years old), Local Students, Senior Citizens (55 years old & above) & NSFs.
Full-Time students with valid student pass.
NSF personnel with valid SAF 11B (Military IC)
Concession tickets are non-transferable. Please note that random checks on concession tickets will be conducted at the point of entry.
Patrons unable to present proof of eligibility are required to upgrade their concession tickets to full price tickets.
[ Valid from 1 Sep 2017 onwards ]

10% Discount for Group of min 10 tickets.
[ Valid from 1 Sep 2017 onwards ]
 

The Conductor
 
Luiz de Godoy was born in Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil. He received his first musical training as a choirboy in his home town, and at the Escola Municipal de Música de São Paulo. After obtaining academic degrees from universities in Brazil, Germany and Portugal, he continued his studies at Vienna’s Music University.
 
His professional career started in his childhood. De Godoy’s talent has been recognized by numerous scholarships and prizes. At the age of 16, he won first prize at a major piano competition in Brazil. Later, he was awarded scholarships by UNESCO, the government of the United States, the European Union and the Brazilian Ministry of Culture, which took him to study and perform in the USA, Germany, France and Italy. In 2016, he won the Erwin Ortner Prize for choral music.
 
Luiz de Godoy has worked with Gustavo Dudamel, Valery Gergiev, Sir Simon Rattle, Simone Young, and with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. He was appointed choirmaster of the Vienna Boys Choir in 2016 and is responsible for the selection of his choir’s repertoire, their rehearsals, concerts, tours, recording and film sessions. In addition, de Godoy works with the choir of the Vienna Konzerthaus and the Choir Academy of the Vienna State Opera.
 
To him, music is an essential part of life; a human virtue
 
Kids’ philharmonic@sg Orchestra
 
kids’ philharmonic@sg is a Singaporean orchestra dedicated to provide performing opportunities for children. Like the Vienna Boys’ Choir, kids’ philharmonic@sg believes strongly in the educational benefits of playing in an orchestra, because this allows young musicians to work together in a group, developing teamwork, discipline and leadership at the same time.
 

 

BUY TICKETS
Event Date
Mon, 15 Jan 2018

7.30pm

Venue
Ticket Pricing
(Excludes Booking Fee)

Standard: S$95, S$75, S$55, S$45, S$35

Seating Plan