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Friday
25
September
2020

World Online Tour 2020

The Boys are Back - Online
Artists everywhere are struggling with the consequences of the Coronavirus pandemic. The Vienna Boys Choir is facing its toughest crisis in its 522-year history: There are no tours at present, hardly any concerts, even rehearsing is difficult.

Several government aid programmes, and a large number of private donations have helped us over the worst for the time being. We expect further losses in 2021; the tour of the US planned for February and March has already been cancelled.

Which is why the Choir has decided to launch its "World Online Tour" - and to invite everyone into the Choir's home, Augartenpalais in Vienna.


From Austria With Love

"We want to send a huge thank you to everyone who supported us over these past months", says Gerald Wirth, the Choir's president and Artistic Director. "Which is why we created a programme of Austrian favourites - music by Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, and Strauss, feel-good music which we will sing at a concert held at Augartenpalais." For the new choristers, this will be their very first concert experience. "Everyone is terribly excited to be able to perform again, and to a global audience to boot." Says Emil, who is 12, "It is all good and well to practice, but the best part is when you get to share your music with people."


"From Austria With Love" is the first concert of the Choir's World Online Tour, available on idagio's Global Concert Hall.
Online from Friday, 25 September 2020
7 pm CET
Ticket price: EUR 5,90

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Friday
25
September
2020

From Austria With Love

- a quintessentially Austrian programme
"Since we cannot tour, we have decided to invite our audience around the world into Augartenpalais, our home," says Gerald Wirth, the choir's Artistic Director. All four choirs are set to perform a series of concerts in the Palace's State Rooms, to be streamed online.

The first of concert will go online on 25 September, at 7 pm CET, and will be available to enjoy until 2 October, 2020. „From Austria With Love“, featuring music by Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven, and of course, Strauss, is intended as a Thank you for all those who have supported us and are still supporting us.

We are singing for our life, as it were: Thanks to the public relief monies from the Austrian government, we were able to weather the first storm, but we are not out of the woods yet. We will finish this fiscal year with a major loss, and we expect further losses for 2021.

The World Online Tour is our big chance to secure our survival, and to afford both the children and the audience a hopefully spectacular event. On 25 September, you will see the combined efforts of all 100 choristers, and of a large film crew with six cameras, which will find the best images and which will enable the audience to see the excitement and joy of the young artists.

Please help us to spread this link as far and wide as possible: https://idag.io/GCH_VBC.
Every ticket sold helps us survive.

Thank you!

For more on our World Online Tour, see here.