One of the world’s most beloved choirs revisits The Soraya, reveling in the acoustic glory of our Great Hall. The choir celebrates the magic of the holiday season with a delightful program of Austrian folk songs, classical masterpieces, hymns, and holiday carols. For six centuries, these young cultural ambassadors have been celebrated around the world for their purity of tone and generosity of musical spirit. The Vienna Boys Choir was founded by decree by the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I in 1498, and has one of the most stringent training and admittance policies in the world. Boys’ voices were added by the Emperor to weekly Sunday masses in the Imperial Chapel of the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, a tradition that continues today.
This performance is sponsored by Kathleen P. Martin