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Wilten Boys’ Choir
One of the best boys’ choirs in Europe
Heavenly, touching and pure boys’ voices meet the passion of great works from the Renaissance. The powerful sounds of Anton Bruckner, Arvo Pärt and many more – masterfully performed – resound every year from June to September at Innsbruck’s impressive Court Church.
At the end of November, the Court Church is once again filled with the wonderful sound of the boys’ choir – this time performing the most beautiful Christmas songs from Tyrol and the surrounding Alps. The atmospheric music rings in the most tranquil and reflective time of the year, inspiring people of all ages.
A real highlight is the Christmas Oratorio, performed on the fourth Saturday in Advent at Wilten Abbey Basilica, which has become something of a tradition. The remarkable voices of the Wilten Boys’ Choir can also be heard on Mother’s day and Palm Sunday.
Supreme musical enjoyment from Tyrol
The Wilten Boys’ Choir is almost as famous as its Viennese equivalent and one of the best boys’ choirs in Europe. The boys’ unparalleled voices enchant people around the world – at concerts, on CD, on the radio and even in operas.
A rarity: In addition to the classical boys’ choir repertoire, the 150 boys in the exceptional boys’ choir from Wilten also perform superb interpretations of Tyrolean folk songs in connection with short plays and these performances have become a true highlight. Johannes Stecher has been the artistic director of the choir since 1991 and is a passionate leader. He complies a comprehensive and impressive programme every year that takes both locals and guests from around the world on an acoustic journey through the centuries – all in the heart of the Capital of the Alps.