Thursday, 6 October 2011


The young children of the VIENNA BOYS' CHOIR from Austria gave a beautiful and memorable musical concert at Maidan Cultural Center on Wednesday October 5, to a packed audience. This concert was organized by DAI in collaboration with National Council for Culture Arts and Letters. H.E., the Ambassador of Austria,  gave a welcome speech and give an introduction to the Vienna Boys' Choir and its tradition.

The choir repertoire included medieval, contemporary and experimental music. There were songs from all over the world, sung by 25  choristers aged between 8 and 14. The choristers dawned white and navy blue sailor suits. The musical rendering included classical composition of Antonio Vivaldi, Tomas Luis de Victoria, Joseph Haydn, followed by a songs from India, USA and Pakistan. After the intermission, choir classics by Zoltan Kodaly, Robert Schumann were presented, followed by folk songs from Carinthia, Peru and Mexico that created much excitement among the audience. Timeless pop songs by Beatles, Abba and Queen were sung. The final rendering was a polka composed by Josef Strauss and Waltz by Johann Strauss. The conductor for the musical Vienna Boys' Choir was Florian Schwarz who gave an amazing performance on the Piano and guided the choristers with perfection.

The Vienna Boys's Choir has been established since 500 years and is one the best known choirs in the world.  There are 100 choristers that live and study at the boarding school Palais Augarten that are not only from Austria but from different parts of World. The students receive education up to the age of 18. They also receive a solid musical education which can turn them into professional musicians.

Here are some pictures I took of the concert.

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