SINGAPORE - The world-renowned Vienna Boys Choir (VBC) will be coming to Singapore from Jan 11 to 15 next year for a stint that includes performances, masterclasses and workshops.
Their five-day stint here for See, Sing and Study with the Vienna Boys Choir, or SVBC Week, in Singapore, will be their longest yet. The group's previous trips here have been for one-off performances.
There will be two concerts: one on Jan 13 at the Victoria Concert Hall and the second on Jan 15 at the Esplanade Concert Hall.
The Esplanade concert, the grand finale to SVBC week, will see the Vienna Boys Choir performing the last three songs with choirs from Singapore. Choirs and individuals can apply to be part of this opportunity to perform with the Vienna Boys Choir and individuals can also apply to join the FVBC (Friends of the VBC) Singapore Choir.
At The Arts House from Jan 11 to 14, there will be workshops, masterclasses, discussions and open rehearsals for conductors, teachers, singers and parents. Music masterclasses and training sessions will be conducted by Professor Gerald Wirth, a former chorister in the choir, who is now the artistic director and president of the choir.
Information on tickets for all events is available via www.svbc.sg
The Vienna Boys Choir originates from the choirs that performed at the royal court in Vienna, Austria, from the 15th century. The modern-day versions comprises boys aged 10 to 14 who are selected to join the choir's full-time training through worldwide auditions.