Wiener Sängerknaben

The Vienna Boys' Choir (German: Wiener Sängerknaben) or Vienna Choir Boys is a choir of boy sopranos and altos based in Vienna, Austria. It is one of the best known boys' choirs in the world. The boys are selected mainly from Austria, but also from many other countries.

The choir is a private, non-profit organization. There are approximately 100 choristers between the ages of nine and fourteen. The boys are divided into four touring choirs, named after Austrian composers Bruckner, Haydn, Mozart and Schubert, which combined perform about 300 concerts each year before almost 500,000 people. Each group tours for about nine to eleven weeks. Some pieces include "Good Morning" and "Merry Christmas from Vienna Boys".

Birth and Death Data: Born June 30th, 1498

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: Vocal group

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-027295 10-in. 10/14/1938 Angels we have heard on high Viktor Gomboz ; Vienna Choir Boys Boys vocal chorus, unaccompanied Vocal group  
Victor BS-027296 10-in. 10/14/1938 Maria auf dem Berge Hans Frank ; Viktor Gomboz ; Hoffman Herbert ; Hans Schneider ; Vienna Choir Boys Boy soprano and alto vocal solos, with boys vocal chorus and organ Vocal group  
Victor BS-027297 10-in. 10/14/1938 Weinachtslied aus dem Vintschgau Viktor Gomboz ; Rudolf Rab ; Vienna Choir Boys Boy soprano solo and boys vocal chorus, unaccompanied Vocal group  
Victor BS-027298 10-in. 10/14/1938 Noël Viktor Gomboz ; Vienna Choir Boys Boys vocal chorus, unaccompanied Vocal group  
Victor BS-027299 10-in. 10/14/1938 Es hat sich halt Viktor Gomboz ; Vienna Choir Boys Boys vocal chorus, unaccompanied Vocal group  
Victor BS-028100 10-in. 10/14/1938 Ayapo Viktor Gomboz ; Hans Schneider ; Vienna Choir Boys Boy soprano solo and boys vocal chorus, unaccompanied Vocal group  
Victor BS-028101 10-in. 10/14/1938 Adeste fideles Viktor Gomboz ; Hans Schneider ; Vienna Choir Boys Boy soprano solo, with boys vocal chorus and organ Vocal group  
Victor BS-028102 10-in. 10/14/1938 Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht Viktor Gomboz ; Vienna Choir Boys Boys vocal chorus, unaccompanied Vocal group  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wiener Sängerknaben," accessed August 4, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100041.

Wiener Sängerknaben. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 4, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100041.

"Wiener Sängerknaben." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 4 August 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100041

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