Magic Flutes

We are back at school, and back on stage. In Vienna's Volksoper and conducted by Alfred Eschwé, the three boys will rescue Tamino and his sidekick Papageno on 3, 9, 11, and 16 September at 7 pm.

The music is magical, the costumes hogwarts and all, and the adult colleagues at Volksoper are simply the best. But to battle dragons and reluctant heroes is not always easy, and it makes you ravenous: We always, always pay the opera canteen a visit.

Friday Afternoons

The choir's "Friday Afternoon" concerts have become tradition. This fall, Manolo Cagnin and his choir serve up a smorgasbord of music from the Middle Ages to now, with Marian motets, animal sounds from the Renaissance, a tango, and some pop music. They join forces with the choir's own Schubertakademie Orchestra to performs works by Purcell, Ferdinand (not Franz!) Schubert, Joseph Eybler, and various members of the Strauss dynasty.


Haydnchor Goes China

The Vienna Boys Choir will visit the People's Republic of China from 16 September to 8 October; the boys are set to appear in Nanjing, Hangzhou, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Zhengzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, and Xiamen. They are looking forward to lots of sightseeing, and to meeting children their age.

Their concert programmes on this tour include classical favourites by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Schumann, and Dvorak, as well as pop songs, typically Viennese music, and of course, songs from the host country, China. Choir boy Paul hopes that "people understand our Chinese pronunciation", choir boy Adrian hopes to add a few Chinese sentences to his repertoire. "I can only say thank you at the moment, and hello." They are looking forward to the Great Wall of China, and "lots of delicious Chinese food!".