Concert Features 24 Members of the Internationally Beloved Choir
Muskegon, Michigan, October 28, 2013 – The Vienna Boys Choir is returning to Muskegon for a special one-night concert on Thursday, Nov. 21.
The West Michigan Symphony expects another sell-out crowd when 24 members of the internationally renowned choir return to the stage of the Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts for a 7:30 p.m. performance. Tickets for this special concert are not included in the full season subscription.
“We are so delighted to offer West Michigan another opportunity to hear the most beloved choir of boys on the planet,” said Carla Hill, president and CEO of WMS. “Their performance in 2010 was simply breathtaking and brought the audience to its feet. The acoustics and the venue of the Frauenthal are perfect for the Choir, whose angelic voices and beautiful harmonies are transcendent.”
Established by imperial decree in 1498, the Vienna Boys Choir has been delighting and inspiring audiences for more than 500 years. The chorus will perform a selection drawn from their repertoire of Austrian folk songs and waltzes, classical masterpieces, beloved pop songs, holiday favorites and medieval chant including:
• “O Fortuna” from “Carmina Burana”
• “Ave Maria”
• Paul Simon’s “The Sound of Silence”
• ABBA’s “Thank You for the Music”
• Strauss’ “Blue Danube”
• Christmas favorites, include “O Tannenbaum,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “Jingle Bells”
Today, the Vienna Boys Choir has about 100 members between the ages of 10-14 who are divided into four touring companies. The choirs give approximately 300 concerts and performances annually, performing before nearly half a million people. They annually visit nearly all European countries and frequently perform in the Americas, Australia and Asia.
Single tickets for this concert range from $17 to $47 and may be purchased online at www.westmichigansymphony.org; by calling 231.726.3231; or in person at 360 W. Western Ave. Student tickets are $10 for this concert, and college students must present a valid ID when they purchase tickets. Tickets also available at Star Tickets 800.585.3737.
About West Michigan Symphony
As one of the few professional regional orchestras in Michigan, West Michigan Symphony has played a leading role in the region’s cultural community for nearly 75 years. WMS serves a regional audience with eight pairs of concerts annually, along with dozens of educational and outreach activities for children and adults. Earlier this year, the organization also launched The Block, a new and intimate concert venue in downtown Muskegon that will host a wide range of performers. WMS also oversees operations for the West Michigan Youth Symphony and the newly formed WMS Children’s Choir. For more information, visit www.westmichigansymphony.org.