HomeVienna Boys Choir

12/02/2011 20:00
America/New York




The world renowned Vienna Boys Choir has added the First Presbyterian Church of Freehold to their 2011 North American Christmas tour. The concert is scheduled for Friday, December 2, 2011 at 8:00pm in the church’s acoustically balanced sanctuary located at 118 W. Main Street in Freehold Borough. The announcement was made today by Dr. Robert M. DiSogra who chairs to Special Music Committee at the 170 year old church.

“The Vienna Boys Choir first performed at our church in 2006 to a sell-out audience. They have not performed anywhere in Monmouth county since that time. This is their only area concert outside the New York area. We expect this concert to sell out just as quickly as the 2006 concert,” Dr. DiSogra said.

The choir is steeped in tradition. It began over 500 years ago when Hapsburg Emperor Maximilian I chose 12 boys by Royal Decree to be part of the court's musical household. Twenty-four child singers still perform in the Imperial Chapel of Vienna's Hofburg Palace, the former seat of the Hapburg rulers, each Sunday - a tradition that began in 1498.

The Vienna Boys Choir is a private, not-for-profit organization. There are approximately 100 choristers between the ages of ten and fourteen. The boys are divided into four touring choirs, named for composers Bruckner, Haydn, Mozart and Schubert, which perform about 300 concerts each year before almost 500,000 people. Each group tours for about nine to eleven weeks.

This is the church’s 7th consecutive Christmas concert featuring internationally known artists. Last Christmas, folk music legend and Grammy® Award winner Judy Collins performed. Tickets for this rare concert appearance by the Vienna Boys Choir are only $55.00 and all seats are reserved. Please call 732.677.2130 for more information or go to www.fpcfreehold.org to download the Ticket Order form.