Vienna Boys' Choir back in the UK

12 September 2012, 12:54

One of the world's original boy bands, the famous choir are preparing for their UK tour, marking their return to Britain after a ten year absence.

Vienna Boys' Choir choristers between the ages of nine and 14 are busy rehearsing for their UK tour, which kicks off at the end of the month. It's the first time they have performed in Britain in ten years - some of the members of the choir were not even born during the last tour.

They will be performing a selection of Viennese repertoire, inspired by their home city and its wealth of composers. Past choir members include Haydn and Schubert, and many classical musicians have been associated with the choir since it formed in the 15th Century.

Gerald Wirth, the choir's Artistic Director, believes in exposing the choristers to as many musical styles as possible.

"Singing touches a chord with practically everyone," he said. "People who sing in choirs understand how to work as a team."

The tour kicks off in Leeds on 29 September, before moving to iconic venues throughout the UK including Manchester's Bridgewater Hall, Cadogan Hall in London, King's College Chapel in Cambridge, Birmingham Town Hall, Edinburgh's Usher Hall, and finally Aberdeen's Music Hall on 8 October.