Vienna Boys' Choir

Christmas carols from Handel to Berlin
World-renowned Choirs
Sun 8 Dec ’24 14:15 uur
Sun 8 Dec ’24
14:15 uur
  • Sun 8 Dec ’24
    14:15 uur
    Hertog Jan Hall
  • A drink is included in the price

"Love for singing together, a good ear, and the ability to enjoy a good game of football. With those qualities, you're welcome to audition," the website of the Vienna Boys' Choir says. After seven years of absence, they are returning to the Netherlands, and of course they won't skip Eindhoven. The Vienna Boys' Choir is one of the oldest and most famous choirs in the world. As the weather gets colder outside, inside the boys from Vienna will be performing a delightful Christmas concert. With their angelic voices, they bring a golden glow to a diverse selection of choral music, from 16th-century songs to Britten's beloved A Ceremony of Carols, and from all-time favorites like Winter Wonderland to traditional Christmas carols.

The rich history of the Vienna Boys' Choir dates back to its first choral performance "with six boys sopranos" on June 30, 1498. Famous composers such as Haydn and Schubert once sang as boys in this choir. Until the beginning of the last century, the Vienna Boys' Choir sang exclusively for the court, and since then, they have been performing worldwide. The secret of their success? A teacher from the Vienna Boys' Choir puts it this way: "By evoking emotions with what you do, you are also moved yourself. Whoever makes others happy experiences happiness themselves. And such a feeling of happiness you want to repeat over and over again."


Händel - Tochter Zion
Handl - Canite tuba in Sion
Haydn - Anima nostra
Yon - Gesù bambino
Britten - A Ceremony of Carols (selection)
Adam - Cantique de Noel
Von Herbeck - Pueri concinite
Berlin - White Christmas
Bernard - Winter Wonderland
Styne - Let It Snow!