ASHEVILLE NC – The Vienna Boys Choir, among the most celebrated choirs of all time, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at Western Carolina University.
The choir, founded in 1498, has a repertoire that includes medieval, contemporary and experimental music. Long a fixture in Austrian musical life, until 1918 the choir performed only for imperial courts, in church and at private functions. Now, four choirs of 24 schoolboys between the ages 10 and 14 and from Austria and neighboring European countries perform hundreds of times a year worldwide.
The performance is part of WCU’s seventh annual Galaxy of Stars Series and is sponsored by MedWest Carolinas HealthCare System.
The final Galaxy of Stars show is “That Mancini Magic” on Sunday, April 29, when renowned pianist Mac Frampton and Cecil Welch, Henri Mancini’s solo trumpeter for 20 years, bring the great American composer’s cherished melodies to the stage.
Ticket prices for the Vienna Boys Choir are $20 for adults and seniors; $15 for WCU faculty and staff; $10 for groups of 20 or more; and $5 for children and students. For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact the Bardo Arts Center box office by phone at 828-227-2479 or online at bardoartscenter.wcu.edu.