Imagine listening to one of the most beautiful and purest voices on earth: that of the Vienna Boys Choir. Join us as we welcome Austria’s youngest ambassadors of music in the beautiful and modern Esplanade Concert Hall.
The Vienna Boys Choir has been singing at Vienna’s Imperial Chapel since 1296. In 1498, Maximilian I (HRR) moved his court to Vienna, lock, stock, and choir, thus founding the “Hofmusikkapelle” (Chapel Imperial), and the Vienna Boys Choir. Over the centuries, the Viennese Court attracted great musicians like Isaac, de Monte, Fux, Caldara, Gluck, Salieri, Mozart, and Bruckner; Joseph Haydn, Michael Haydn, and Franz Schubert were themselves choir boys. Until 1918, the boys sang exclusively for the court. In the 1920s, the choir was reestablished as a private organisation. Since 1926, 2482 Vienna Boys Choir has sung 1000 tours in 97 different countries.
Today, there are 100 choristers between the ages of nine and fourteen, divided into four touring choirs. Each choir spends nine to eleven weeks of the academic year on tour. Together, the choirs give around 300 concerts each year, attended by almost half a million spectators around the world. The choir regularly tours Europe, Asia and Australia, and the Americas.
On Sundays, the boys perform with members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and of the Vienna State Opera Chorus in Vienna’s Imperial Chapel, as they have done since 1498.
The choir’s repertoire includes everything from medieval to contemporary music. Motets and lieder form the core of the touring repertoire, as do the choir’s own arrangements of Viennese music. The choir also performs children’s operas and world music.
The Vienna Boys Choir performs with major orchestras, such as the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Staatskapelle Berlin, the Oslo Philharmonic, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Riccardo Muti (honorary member of the Chapel Imperial), Andrés Orozco Estrada, Christian Thielemann, Simone Young.
You can find out more about SVBC week at www.svbc.sg regarding master classes and other activities.
It has been two years and the wait is over, get ready for BANDWIDTH. they are back with the same zeal and verve to belt out the best songs you grew up listening to: Queen, U2, Eagles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Doors, Deep Purple to R D Burman, Kishore Kumar, A R Rahman and more.
Singapore’s most loved covers Rock Band playing their brand of ‘Bollywood Rock’.
The Lion King musical is coming to Singapore as a part of an ongoing international tour that also includes stops in the Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, and South Africa.
This stage version of Disney’s beloved film has been watched by over 9 million theatre goers around the world and has won more than 70 major international awards, including the Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Direction, Best Choreography, Best Scenic Design, Best Costume Design, and Best Lighting Design in 1998.
Come to enjoy a landmark musical, which is Broadway’s third longest-running show in history and the highest grossing Broadway production of all time with more than US$1billion in ticket sales.
One of Broadway’s most beloved musicals that comes to Singapore this February! The musical follows the story of Eva Peron, the former first lady of Argentina, from her humble beginnings to her meteoric rise in wealth and power.
Some of the most unforgettable songs from the musical include “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina”,”You Must Love Me”, and “Another Suitcase in Another Hall”. This Singapore staging is directed by Harold Prince and features cast members from the original West End and Broadway production.
The Best of West End returns to Singapore this December with one of the best loved theatre actresses from the UK, Annette Yeo. She will be joined by fellow West End performer, Kieran Brown, and The Notes acapella group. The Best of West End – Encore will feature numbers from beloved musicals like Mamma Mia, Sound of Music, Cabaret, Phantom of the Opera, and Les Misérables, plus selected Christmas Songs to suit the holiday mood.
The world’s most beloved musical is coming to Singapore this November with a production from the London Palladium. This Tony Best Musical winner will surely delight audiences with performances of unforgettable songs like “Do-Re-Mi”, “My Favorite Things”, “Edelweiss”, “Sixteen Going on Seventeen”, and of course, “The Sound of Music.
West Side Story is considered as one of the greatest musicals in history. That is the story of two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds, which is inspired by Shakespeare’s Rome & Juliet and set in New York city in the late 1950s.
Come to enjoy and to know why the choreography and score of West Side Story can change the face of musical theatre since the time it is debuted on Broadway stage in 1957.
For lovers of all things fantasy, Geronimo Stilton is coming to Singapore! For the first time ever, the widely popular hero of the children book, Geronimo Stilton will be touring Singapore. Geronimo will come to life on stage in a musical that promises to be enchanting. This enchanting musical is the perfect event the whole family can enjoy.
Fans will be coming to the MES theatre at Mediacorp to witness this brand new musical which is based on the best selling series of Geronimo Stilton and the Kingdom of Fantasy. Get ready to join Geronimo for his most “dangerous” quest as he tries to save the Queen of the Fairies. Geronimo’s quest through the kingdoms will bring him face to face with witches, pixies, gnomes, mermaids and even a giant!
Simply come prepared for this spell bounding musical that has been played to over 200000 people all around the world.