Mamma, son tanto felice

Mothers' Day Special at Vienna's Musikverein

Following the success of last year's 525th Anniversary Concert, we return to the stage of Vienna's famous Musikverein for a Mothers' Day Special, featuring two of our boys' choirs, the Vienna Girls Choir, Chorus Primus, and Chorus Juventus. The choirs will be accompanied by an ensemble of instrumentalists: Erasmus Baumgartner is the Artistic Director.

The programme offers a choice of beautiful melodies and choral favourites, among them "Mamma, son tanto felice" by Cesare Bixio, originally written for Beniamino Gigli, "Hail, Holy Queen" from the movie Sister Act. "J'entends the moulin" is a French-Canadian folk song, delivered in a spellbinding version featuring voice percussion and clapping. "Cantate Domino", a motet by Renaissance composer Hans Leo Hassler, has the boys show off their mastery of a cappella classics, while they show their sense of fun in Irving Berlin's "There's No Business Like Show Business".

The entire Campus will be on stage - the youngest performers are the children of Chorus Primus, who open the second part of the show with "Seasons of Love". They are joined by the Vienna Girls Choir, who will also sing a piece by Fanny Hensel-Mendelssohn, Felix Mendelssohn's sister. Chorus Juventus then performs a piece by tune-yards, and a piece by Joseph Gabriel Rheinberger. For the Grand Finale, all singers join forces to sweep the audience of their feet, with "Adiemus" and Handel's "Hallelujah" chorus. Not just perfect for mothers, but for the entire family.

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Mothers' Day Concert
Musikverein, Golden Hall
Sunday, 12 May 2024, 11 am
Tickets on sale now

Vienna Boys Choir | Jimmy Chiang, Manuel Huber
Vienna Girls Choir | Stefan Foidl
Chorus Primus | Kirlianit Cortes-Galvez
Chorus Juventus | Daniel Erazo-Muñoz

Andreas Großbauer, Lara Kusztrich | first violins
Adela Frăsineanu-Morrison, Martin Klimek | second violins
Daniela Ivanova | viola; Edison Pashko | cello; Herbert Mayr | double bass
Wolfgang Breinschmid | flute; Mirjam Schiestl | clarinet
Raphael Stöffelmayr, Gaspard Stankovski-Hoursiangou | horn
Stefan Haimel | trumpet; Mark Gaal | trombone
Peter Dullnig | percussion
Host: Johanna Berki
Artistic Director: Erasmus Baumgartner