Vienna Boys Choir

Sunday, March 3, 2024 at 7:00 PM

vienna boys choir

Sunday, march 3, 2024 at 7:00 PM

Tickets: $45 / $32 / $26 / $20
Friends of the BCPA receive a 15% discount (rounded down to the nearest dollar) on ticket prices for this show.

The Vienna Boys Choir is one of the most famous choirs in the world, and one of its oldest: Boys have been singing at Vienna's Imperial Chapel at least since 1296. In 1498, Emperor Maximilian I. moved his court to Vienna to establish the Chapel Imperial there, and the Vienna Boys Choir. Over the centuries, the court attracted musicians like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart or Anton Bruckner; Joseph Haydn, Michael Haydn, and Franz Schubert were themselves choirboys. Until 1918, the boys sang exclusively for the court. 

In 1924, the Choir was reestablished as a private, non-profit organization.

On Sundays, one of the Choirs performs with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the State Opera Chorus in Vienna’s Imperial Chapel, as it has done for the past 524 years. The Choir performs with major orchestras, conducted by the likes of Joana Mallwitz, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Christian Thielemann, Simone Young. A highlight are appearances at the Vienna Philharmonic's New Year’s Concert and at the Salzburg Festival.

Professor Gerald Wirth, himself a former choirboy, is the President and Artistic Director.

Tickets for our shows may be purchased by phone at (309) 434-2777, or in person at the BCPA Box Office located at 600 N. East St., Bloomington, IL.  

You may also purchase tickets online, but if you choose to do so, please make sure to ONLY buy from There are third-party sites that offer tickets as well, with names like “Ticket Center” or “Ticket Smarter,” but these sites do not offer valid seats, so you will not be able to get into events with tickets from these sites. 

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