On Sundays, the boys perform with members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and of the Vienna State Opera Chorus in Viennas Imperial Chapel, as they have done since 1498. In 2012, the choir opened its own concert hall, MuTh; the state-of-the art facility seats 400 and has proven highly popular with both artists and audience.
The choirs repertoire includes everything from medieval to contemporary music. Motets and lieder form the core of the touring repertoire, as do the choirs own arrangements of Viennese music. The choir also performs childrens 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. A particular highlight are the appearances at the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra's New Years Concert. In 2012 and 2016, the boys performed under the baton of Mariss Jansons.
The Vienna Boys' Choir is a private, not-for-profit organization. 110 former choristers form the General Assembly; they elect the Board of Trustees. The Board oversees the day-to-day running of the Choir.
The Choir consists of current and former choristers, choir staff, teachers and, in a broader sense, also the choristers' parents, without whom the Choir would not exist.
Former choristers may join the Chorus Viennensis, or the Choralschola of the Chapel Imperial.
Board of Trustees
Gerald Wirth, president and artistic director
Arthur Trainacher, vice president
Mag. Wolfgang Nowak, second vice president
Mag. Gregor Morawetz, treasurer
Mag. Walter Wieser, secretary
Mag. Thomas Pototschnig, secretary
Mag. Guido Mancusi