Vienna Boy's Choir Concert - Greetings from the Strauss Family

The Vienna Boys Choir, with an honor roll stretching back 500 years, is recognized as one of the foremost boys' choral groups in the world and, along with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, named Austria's greatest national treasures. Still performing at the weekly Sunday Mass at the Imperial Chapel of the Hofburg Palace, a tradition that's continued since the 14th century, and worked with the likes of Mozart, Haydn and Schubert themselves. Their repertoire includes serene church music, country ballads, as well as the Strauss family’s most popular waltz and comic opera. Under the motto “The Extraordinary Melodies from the Blue Danube, "and for one night only, the choir will present a host of of classical and European folk music works to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Strauss' "The Blue Danube" premiere. Expect the likes of Carl Orff's "O Fortuna," and Debussy's "Welcome, Spring."

Vienna Boy's Choir Concert - Greetings from the Strauss Family


Alle, Psallite cum Luya (Come, sing with the lyre)

Codex Montpellier (13th century)


Jubilate (Rejoice)

Josef Ziegler (1906 - 2000)


Sound the Trumpet, from: Come Ye Sons of Art

Ode for the birthday of Queen Mary II (1694) Z 323

Henry Purcell (1659 – 1695)

Text ascribed to Nahum Tate (1652 - 1715)


Pur ti miro (To behold you)

from: L’incoronazione di Poppea

Claudio Monteverdi (1567 - 1643)


Pater Peter Pomp 

ascribed to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)

Arr. Gerald Wirth


Confirma hoc, Deus (Confirm this, oh God)

Text: Psalm 68(67):29

for four voices a capella

Jacobus Gallus (~1550 - 1591)


Chim Chim Cher-ee

From the motion picture Mary Poppins (1964)

Richard M. Sherman (*1928) and Robert B. Sherman (1925 – 2012)

Arr. Christi Cary Miller


I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin’

from: Porgy and Bess (1933 - 35)

George Gershwin (1898 - 1937)


I Love You, China

Zheng Qiufeng

Text: Qu Cong


Wien, Wien, nur du allein (Vienna, City of My Dreams), opus 1 (1912)

Rudolf Sieczynski (1879 - 1952)

Arr. Gerald Wirth


Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald (Tales from the Vienna Woods)

Waltz, opus 325 (1868)

Johann Strauss II (1825 - 1899)

Text and Arr. Helmuth Froschauer


Vergnügungszug (Pleasure Train)

Polka, opus 281 (1864)

Johann Strauss II(1825 - 1899)

Text: Ewald Seifert; Arr. Helmuth Froschauer


– Intermission – 


Três cantos nativos dos Indios Krahó

(Three songs of the Krahó tribe)

Arr. Marcos Leal Leite (1996)



Pueri concinite (Boys, begin to sing)

For soprano solo and four-part choir 

Johann Ritter von Herbeck (1831 – 1877)


Somewhere (Adagio)

from: Westside Story (1957)

Leonard Bernstein (1918 - 1990)

Text: Stephen Sondheim (*1930)


Avec la garde montante (With the guard on duty)

March and chorus of the street urchins, 

from the opera Carmen (1875)

Georges Bizet (1838 – 1875)

Text: Henri Meilhac (1831 – 1897) and Ludovic Halévy (1834 – 1908)


Gao Shan Chin

Arr. Gerald Wirth


Und wanns amal schen aper wird (And when it starts to thaw again)

Cattle driving song with yodelling from the town of Eisenerz (Styria)

Arr. Gerald Wirth


Rang Wo Men Dang Qi Shuang Jiang 

Children's song

Arr: Luiz de Godoy


Wann du durchgehst durchs Tal (When you walk through the valley)

Love song from Carinthia

Arr. Gerald Wirth


For ever!

Fast polka, opus 193

Josef Strauss (1827 - 1870)

Text: Tina Breckwoldt; Arr. Gerald Wirth


Kaiserwalzer (Emperor Waltz)

Opus 437 (1889)

Johann Strauss II (1825 – 1899)

Arr. Gerald Wirth


Matrosenpolka (Sailor's Polka)

Fast polka, opus 52

Josef Strauss (1827 - 1870)


Text: Tina Breckwoldt; Arr. Gerald Wirth

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