© 2022 WUOT
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

The Vienna Boys Choir: 521 Years-Old And Going Strong

Lukas Beck

Not many ensembles can say that they are over five-hundred years old, but the Vienna Boys Choir is one that can. Founded in 1498, the choir began singing in the Chapel Imperial in Vienna, but now sings for audiences all over the world, giving an estimated three-hundred concerts per year.

On Thursday March 7th at 7:30pm, the Vienna Boys Choir will sing for a Knoxville audience at Church of the Ascension on Northshore Drive. The concert features popular, theatrical, and classic works: a little something for everyone.

Morning Concert host, Melony Dodson, speaks with Kapellmeister Jimmy Chiang about how one becomes a member of the choir, how the boys balance school and singing, and about the challenge of the inevitable voice change. Chorister, Bubba, from Houston, Texas also chats about the experience of being in this "once-in-a-lifetime" ensemble. 

More information on this event is available at www.knoxvilleascension.org