On Sundays, choristers perform with members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and of the Vienna State Opera Chorus in Vienna’s Imperial Chapel, as they have done for the last 524 years. 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 choir’s repertoire includes everything from medieval to contemporary music. Motets and lieder form the core of the touring repertoire, as do the choir’s own arrangements of Viennese music. The choir also performs children’s operas and world music.
The Vienna Boys Choir regularly 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 the likes of Joana Mallwitz, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti (honorary member of the Chapel Imperial), Christian Thielemann, Simone Young. A particular highlight are the appearances at the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra's New Year’s Concert. In 2012 and 2016, the boys performed under the baton of Mariss Jansons; in 2023, they are set to perform under the baton of Franz Welser Möst - alongside the Vienna Boys Choir's girls chorus, Wiener Chormädchen.
The Vienna Boys Choir is a private, not-for-profit organization. 140 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
Mag. Erich Arthold, President
Mag. Gregor Morawetz, First Vice President
DI Volker Dienst, Second Vice President
Dr. Thomas Hönigmann, secretary
Mag. Wolfgang Nowak
Mag. (FH) Thomas Puchegger, treasurer
Professor Gerald Wirth, Artistic Director
Dr. Christian Zwick
Dr. Alexander Obransky
OSRin Elisabeth Ondraschek