Founded in 1498 Wiener Sängerknaben consists today of 100 singers in the age between 10 and 14 years divided into four touring choirs. The four choirs give in total around 300 concerts every year, always in front of a big audience.
This season has taken the choir to Japan performing a.o. in Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall.
The repertoire is wide and includes everything from medieval to contemporary and experimental music. Motets and lieder for boys' choir form the core of the touring repertoire, as do the choir's own arrangements of waltzes and polkas by Strauss. Also Wiener Classic, Romantic, folksongs from various countries around the globe, and film music as well of cross over projects are part of their varied programs.
Wiener Sängerknaben has performed all over the world in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall and Sydney Opera House. They visit virtually all European countries, and are frequent guests in Asia, Australia, and the United States.