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  • Date: February 10, 2017
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Venue: Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis
  • Location St. Louis, Missouri
Tickets available at the door beginning at 7:00pm

Vienna Boys Choir

Friday, February 10, 2017 at 8:00pm

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

 

The world’s most beloved choir has been thrilling audiences young and old for over 500 years. Their eagerly anticipated tours play to sell out crowds around the world. Don’t miss your opportunity to hear them in this special return visit to the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis.

Program:

Part 1
William Boyce (1710 – 1779)
Alleluja
3-part canon
Arr. Gerald Wirth

Henry Purcell (1659 – 1695)
Come Ye Sons of Art
Sound the Trumpet
See Nature, Rejoicing
from: Ode for the birthday of Queen Mary II Z 323 (1694)

Hans Leo Hassler (1564 – 1612)
Cantate Domino (Sing to the Lord)
Motet for four voices

Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741)
Domine, fili unigenite (Lord, only begotten son)
from: Gloria in D, RV 589

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Sub tuum praesidium (Under your protection)
Offertory K. 198 (158b)

Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828)
Der Gondelfahrer (The gondolier)
D. 809, opus 28 (1824)
Text: Johann Baptist Mayrhofer (1787 – 1836)

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 – 1847)
Laudate, pueri, Dominum (Praise, boys, the Lord)
from: Three motets, opus 47

Ola Gjeilo (*1978)
Ubi caritas (Where there is love, 1999)

Marc Shaiman (*1959)
Hail, Holy Queen
from the movie Sister Act (1992)
Arr. Roger Emerson

INTERMISSION

Part 2
Bulgaria
Petar Liondev (*1936)
Kaval Sviri (A Kaval flute plays, 1979)
Text: Tanya Parvanova

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809 – 1847)
Bunte Schlangen, zweigezüngt! (You spotted snakes, with double tongues)
Elves’ chorus from: Ein Sommernachtstraum (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), opus 61/4 (1842)
Text: August Wilhelm Schlegel (1767 – 1845), after William Shakespeare

Eric Whitacre (*1970)
Seal lullaby (2004)
Text: Rudyard Kipling (1865 – 1936)

Venezuela / Cuba
Atahualpa Yupanqui (1908 – 1992)
Duerme negrito (Sleep, little black one)
Arr. Emilio Solé

Mexico
Quirino Mendoza y Cortés (1859 – 1957)
Cielito lindo (My sweet little one)
Arr. Valentino Navarro y Cortés

South Africa
Hlonolofatsa (Blessing)
Sesotho song
Transcription: Henri William Otsomotsi
Arr. Oliver Stech

Austria: two folk songs
Singa is unsre Freud (Singing is our joy)
Sung all over Austria
Arr. Gerald Wirth

Und wanns amal schen aper wird (And when it starts to thaw again)
Alpine song with yodelling from the town of Eisenerz, Styria
Arr. Gerald Wirth

Johann Strauss II (1825 – 1899)
Vergnügungszug (Pleasure train)
Fast polka, opus 281
Text: Ewald Seifert; Arr. Helmuth Froschauer

Johann Strauss II (1825 – 1899)
Kaiserwalzer (Emperor Waltz)
Opus 437 (1889)
Arr. Gerald Wirth

PROGRAM IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE