Mozart Boys Choir Vienna
The Mozart Boys Choir Vienna is a community of singers between the ages of 7 and 21. The boys sing soprano or alto until their voice “breaks”, most often when they reach the age of 13 or 14. The sound that is characteristic of the Mozart Boys Choir also includes men’s voices, so the young men are able to stay with the choir, singing tenor or bass, until they reach age 21.
To mark the 200th birthday of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Prof. Erich Schwarzbauer founded the “Mozart Sängerknaben” in 1956. In just a short time the choir became a steady part in the Viennese and Austrian music life. Around the world the choir is recognized as a valued representative of Austria’s famed music culture. In 1994 Peter Lang became the musical director of the ”Mozart Sängerknaben”. After founder Prof. Schwarzbauer’s death the choir was reorganized by a dedicated group of parents who worked with Peter Lang to found a new society under the temporary name “Amadeus Boys Choir Vienna.” Due to his efforts, the new founded choir was able to immediately take over the concerts of the former choir. In 2006, the choir celebrated the occasion of Mozart’s 250th birthday by renaming themselves “Mozart Boys Choir Vienna.”
The program of the Mozart Boys Choir Vienna includes pieces from all different ages, one very important part of the program of the choir is contemporary music. The Mozart Boys Choir has worked together with many Austrian and international composers as well as well known artists and orchestras like the Vienna Philharmonics, SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden and Freiburg, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI and many more.
More information’s about our current projects and concerts you can find on www.mozartknabenchor.at.