He ordered expressly to that stands out among the musicians also six boys should be. Thus, he had laid the foundations for the Viennese Hofmusikkapelle, for the Court choir and finally also the Wiener sangerknaben. Musicians such as Heinrich Isaac, Paul Hofhaimer, Heinrich Ignaz, Franz Biber, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Anton Bruckner already played with the Court choir. After the collapse of the Habsburg monarchy, the Wiener sangerknaben owed its continued existence of the initiative by Josef cut that in 1921, became rector of the chapel of the Castle. The Court choir became the Vienna Boys Choir. The Cadet uniform gave way to the sailor suit. Chronic lack of money forced the choir to give concerts outside of the castle chapel.
The success was incredible. Today, there are about 100 Vienna Sangerknabenaufgeteilt on four concert choirs. The four choirs give around 300 concerts each year with almost half a million viewers. The Vienna Boys Choir to travel almost all States of Europe, Asia and Australia, South and Central America, the United States and Canada. The Viennese Boys Choir are in a private secondary school (with Public law) with Latin as optional subject taught in the Augarten, they live in a boarding school, even if they are resident in Vienna. A particular musical emphasis is placed mainly through the daily two-hour choir rehearsal. Due to the several months foreign tours, classes are held concentrated in smaller groups. The choir rehearsals take place with the respective choir members (approximately 25). In her young years, the boys received a solid musical education. Source for the historical part: website of the choir and of the Wiener sangerknaben Wikipedia website: concert organizers in Berlin: Photo: Copyright