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Vienna Boys Choir in Singapore 2018
Synopsis

Imagine listening to one of the most beautiful and purest voices on earth: that of the Vienna Boys Choir. Join us as we welcome Austria’s youngest ambassadors of music in the beautiful and historic Victoria Concert Hall.

This will be the first concert in a series of 2 that the Vienna Boys Choir will be presenting in the first ever SVBC Week in Singapore. Audiences can expect to engage 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. Maestro Luiz de Godoy is the choir’s conductor. 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. Since 1926, 2482 Vienna Boys Choir has sung 1000 tours in 97 different countries. 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.

On Sundays, the boys perform with members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and of the Vienna State Opera Chorus in Vienna’s Imperial Chapel, as they have done since 1498.

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 Riccardo Muti (honorary member of the Chapel Imperial), Andrés Orozco Estrada, Christian Thielemann, Simone Young.

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

Start Sales Date

Internet : 21 Jun 2017, 9am
Other Channels : 21 Jun 2017, 10am

Language

English

Duration

Approximately 2 hours
(15 minutes interval)

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Rating/Age Limit

  • 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.

Photography/Video Recording Rules

  • No Photography, Video recording and Audio recording is allowed for this event.
  • Please note that photographs and videos of patrons may be taken at this event for use in our archival and publicity material.

Through All SISTIC Channels
10% Discount
for Early Bird.
[ Valid from 21 Jun - 31 Aug 2017 ]
 
10% Discount for Child (4- 6 years old), Local Students, Senior Citizens (55 years old & above) & NSFs.

NSF personnel with valid SAF 11B (Military IC)
Full-Time students with valid student pass.
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 4 tickets.
[ Valid from 20 Oct 2017 onwards ]
 
10% Discount for Package of 2 shows (Coming Together to Sing with Vienna Boys Choir & Vienna Boys Choir in Singapore 2018)
[ Valid from 20 Oct 2017 onwards ]
 
15% Discount for Mastercard.
[ Valid from 21 Nov - 30 Nov 2017 ]
[ Applicable for Cat 1 - Cat 2 only ]

Exclusive Discount for Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel.
[ Valid from 6 Nov 2017 onwards ]
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Exclusive Discount for MeClub.
[ Valid from 6 Nov 2017 onwards ]
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Exclusive Discount for Yamaha.
[ Valid from 6 Nov 2017 onwards ]
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Exclusive Discount for Kids Philharmonic Orchestra.
[ Valid from 23 Nov 2017 onwards ]
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Exclusive Discount for German European School Singapore.
[ Valid from 23 Nov 2017 onwards ]
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About 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

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Event Date
Sat, 13 Jan 2018

7.30pm

Venue
Ticket Pricing
(Excludes Booking Fee)

Standard: S$120, S$90, S$75

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