Vienna Boy Choir
The Vienna Boys' Choir (German: Wiener Sängerknaben) is one of the most
well known boys' choir in the world, and as the name already tells,
based in Vienna.
The members are usually from Austria, but also boys from abroad have a chance to join.
The choir is a boys' choir, sopranos and altos only, not tenors or
basses, and well known for its exceedingly high vocal standard. The
choir has worked with musicians like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Antonio
Caldara, Antonio Salieri, Heinrich Isaac, Paul Hofhaimer, Heinrich
Ignaz Franz Biber, Johann Joseph Fux, Christoph Willibald Gluck, and
The Vienna Boys Choir is the modern-day descendant of the boys' choirs
of the Viennese Court, which its history go back to the late Middle
Ages. The choir was established on the 7th July 1498. The first
director of the ensemble was a Slovene: Jurij Slatkonja.