UW-Platteville to host Vienna Boys Choir

March 11, 2013

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PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — The Center for the Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville will present the Vienna Boys Choir on March 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Richard and Helen Brodbeck Concert Hall.

The Vienna Boys Choir has been singing at the court of the Holy Roman Emperor since the early 15th century. In 1498, Emperor Maximilian I gave instructions that there were to be six singing boys among his musicians. Historians have settled on 1498 as the foundation date of the Vienna Boys Choir. Until 1918, the choir sang exclusively for the imperial court, at mass, at private concerts and functions, and on state occasions.

Today there are around 100 choristers between the ages of 10 and 14, divided into four touring choirs that give around 300 concerts and performances each year in front of almost half a million people. Each group spends nine to 11 weeks of the school year on tour. They visit virtually all European countries, and they are frequent guests in Asia, Australia and the Americas.

The Vienna Boys Choir is one of the premier choral touring groups in the world. Its repertoire includes everything from medieval to contemporary and experimental music.

Tickets are $26 for general admission, $20 for faculty and senior citizens, $16 for children under 18, and $13 for UW-Platteville students (with current ID).

Tickets are available through the University Box Office, located in the lower level of Ullsvik Hall. Phone orders can be made by calling (608) 342-1298 or toll free at 1-877-727-1CFA. Tickets are also available online at tickets.uwplatt.edu.

The next event in the Performing Arts series is Break of Reality, April 18 at 7:30 p.m.

For more information on the Performing Arts Series and other performance visit uwplatt.edu/arts/cfa.

Contact: Michael J. Breitner, Arts Facilities and Series Director, (608) 342-2787, breitnerm@uwplatt.edu

Formatted by: Dan Wackershauser, UW-Platteville University Information and Communications, (608) 342-1194, wackersd@uwplatt.edu

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