The Vienna Boys Choir will be traveling 4,854 miles to perform at Stephens Auditorium on Tuesday, Nov. 14. Supported locally by the Durbin-Zheng Family, Bella Italia is a concert celebrating the music and musicians of Italy. This young choir has been a beloved proponent of the choral repertoire for more than 500 years. They are returning to the U.S. with conductor Manolo Cagnin for a 47-city tour.
The modern Vienna Boys Choir bears little resemblance to the original group of six boys invited to sing at the Viennese court many centuries ago. Today, the Vienna Boys Choir consists of 100 boys between the ages of 10 and 14, from dozens of nations, divided into four touring groups. Each group spends nine to eleven weeks of the school year on tour. Between them, the four choirs give 300 concerts and performances each year before almost half a million people.
Arrive early for this performance to listen to Iowa State University’s Dr. Christina Svec, professor of Music Education and conductor of Ames Children’s Choir, talk about children’s voices in music in the Celebrity Café at 7 p.m.
This performance is made possible, in part, by a generous gift from the Durbin-Zheng Family.
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