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Vienna Boys Choir coming to Albany

ALBANY - The Vienna Boys Choir will showcase its talent at Albany’s Municipal Auditorium on Oct. 17.

The Albany Area Arts Council has arranged to bring the renowned singers for an exclusive performance. Tickets range from $20-$45 and are available through the Council’s webpage at www.albanyartscouncil.org.

While touring the United States as part of their international tour, the choir also will perform in Athens, Atlanta and Savannah.

The gifted musicians are considered by many to be the world’s preeminent boy’s choir. Founded in 1498 by Emperor Maximilian, the Vienna Boys Choir sang exclusively for the Imperial court until the early 20th century. By 1936, they performed all over Europe and in North and South America.

Today, the famed Vienna Boys Choir, composed of members ages 10 to 14, perform for music lovers around the world with a vast repertoire that runs the gamut from Austrian folk songs to classical masterpieces.

For more information, contact the Albany Area Arts Council at (229) 439-2787.