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Renowned Vienna Boys’ Choir to perform at Coe

Rod Pritchard, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
(319) 399-8605 or rpritcha@coe.edu

2010-10-14 15:32:32 - General

Vienna Boys' Choir

The renowned Vienna Boys’ Choir will perform as part of the Marquis Series at Coe College on Thursday, Oct. 28, beginning at 7 p.m. in Sinclair Auditorium. Founded in 1498, this internationally known boys’ choir performs nearly 300 concerts to over half a million people around the world each year.

Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for students and seniors. Tickets are available by calling the Coe College Box Office at 319-399-8600, Monday – Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. A limited number of tickets may be available at the door the night of the performance.

Comprised of 100 choristers between the ages of 10 and 14, the Vienna Boys’ Choir is characterized by exceptionally high musical standards, heavenly tones, and a diverse and extensive repertoire. It is the educational goal of the choir to expose the boys to multiple styles of music ranging from medieval to contemporary.

The choir frequently performs major choral and symphonic works with other orchestras and choirs, and often takes part in several children’s operas to create an environment that encourages young boys to realize their full musical and personal potential. Several choir alums have gone on to become notable musicians, including Franz Schubert and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

The Coe College Lecture and Performance Series is funded in part by a gift from the estate of Sarah Marquis in honor of her father, Dr. John A. Marquis, who was president of Coe College from 1909-1920. The purpose of the series is to bring entertainment and educational experiences to the Coe campus for the benefit of the entire community.

The event is co-sponsored by Friends of Music at Coe. For more information, go to www.coe.edu or call 399-8600.