A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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The most famous boys’ choir in the world, Vienna Boy's Choir, will present the works of Mozart, Rossini, Brahms, Schubert, and Strauss.

Event is part of the festival Ljubljana Festival

The Vienna Boys’ Choir was founded in the 15th century during the reign of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I by the Bishop of Vienna. In the beginning, they sang only for the imperial court, at masses, and at state events. Many of the famous musicians and composers have sung in the choir, such as Heinrich Isaac, Johann Joseph Fux, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Antonio Salieri, and Anton Bruckner.

The Vienna Boys’ Choir gives around 300 concerts a year. Their repertoire includes everything from medieval to contemporary music. They perform all over the world to an audience of almost half a million people. 

Programme:

  • W. A. Mozart: »Godiam la pace« from opera Idomeneo, rè di Creta
  • G. Rossini: La speranza
  • F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: »Bunte Schlangen, zweigezüngt« from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61/4
  • J. Brahms: The Fountain of Youth, Op. 44 (selection)
  • F. Schubert: Nachthelle, D. 892
  • A. Bruckner: Um Mitternacht, WAB 90
  • R. Schumann: Mondnacht, Op. 39/5
  • E. Humperdinck: »Abendsegen« from opera Hansel and Gretel
  • G. Gerswhin: »Summertime« from opera Porgy and Bess
  • M. Fujisawa: »Kimi wo nosete« from the movie Tenkū no Shiro Rapyuta
  • Spiritual, arr. M. Hogan: Music Down in My Soul
  • Maori farewell song, arr. G. Wirth: Po atarau
  • F. Bertolini, arr. G. Wirth: Müsle, gang ga
  • G. Wirth: Tradigist Yodel
  • J. Strauss II, arr. G. Wirth: Tritsch Tratsch Polka, Op. 214
  • J. Strauss: Sailor’s Polka, Op. 52
  • J. Strauss II: Wo die Zitronen blüh’n, Op. 364

 

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