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  • Date: November 22, 2017
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Venue: Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis
  • Location St. Louis, Missouri
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Vienna Boys Choir Holiday Concert

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 8:00pm

Call for availability of Section 1 Tickets – 314-533-7662

 

 

Start your holidays with the world-renowned Vienna Boys Choir.

The Vienna Boys Choir can trace its history as far back as the 13th century but it was formally established at Vienna’s Imperial Chapel in 1498 by Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I. The many incarnations of the group have been performing continuously ever since. The modern Vienna Boys Choir represents quite a departure from the composition of the original medieval choir of six boys. Today’s Vienna Boys Choir is comprised of talented young singers from all over the world who are admitted by audition. Approximately eleven weeks of the school year are devoted to touring, and each choir member sings about 80 concerts a year. Many of the boys have siblings, fathers, uncles and even grandfathers who have also been members of the choir. The Choir’s most recent recording is Merry Christmas from Vienna (DG).

Program

Veni creator spiritus (Come, creator spirit) – Gregorian Chant
Text ascribed to Hrabanus Maurus (780 -856)

Gaudete! (Rejoice!) from the Piae cantiones (Pious songs, Finland 1582) – Arr. Gerald Wirth

Gloria (Glory) – Antonio Vivaldi (1678 1741)
Et in terra pax (And peace on earth)
Laudamus te (We praise you)
Quoniam tu solus sanctus (For you alone are holy) from
Gloria in D, RV 589

Exultate iusti (Shout for joy, you upright) – Lodovico Grossi da Viadana (c. 1560 1627)
Four-part motet

Ave Maria – George Frederick Handel (1685 1759)
Largo from
Serse HWV 40 (1738)

Ave verum corpus (Hail, true body) – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 1791)
Motet, K. 618 (1791)

Laudate pueri (Praise God, boys) – Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809 1847)
Motet for three-part choir, opus 39/2

Omnes de Saba venient (They will all come from Saba) – Joseph von Eybler (1765 1846) Text: Biblical; Isaiah 60:6 and Matthew 2:2

Solo to be announced from the stage

La carità (Charity) – Gioachino Rossini (1792 – 1868)
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Trois chœurs religieux (Three sacred choirs, 1844) – Text: Louise Colet (1810 – 1876)

Inneggiamo, il Signor non è morto (Let us sing, our Lord is not dead) – Pietro Mascagni (1863 1945)
Easter Hymn from the opera Cavalleria rusticana (1890)

Ave Maria (Hail Mary, 1989) – John V. Mochnick (*1942)

Tod und Liebe (Death and Love, 2013) – Raoul Gehringer (*1971) Text: Song of Songs 8:6

Ave Maria Angelus (1964) – Franz Biebl (1906 2001)

Jubilate Deo (Rejoice in God) – Heinz Kratochwil (1933 – 1995)
Motet Op. 157a (1976)

Welcomed by Paul & Amy Mittelstadt &

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