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Boys have been singing at the court of the Holy Roman Emperor since the 14th century. In 1498, more than 500 years ago, Emperor Maximilian I moved his court and his court musicians to Vienna. Since then, the boys have become legendary for their charm and voices of remarkable beauty.
The Daytona Beach Symphony Society presents the choir on at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at Peabody Auditorium.
Today, there are around 100 choristers between the ages of 10 and 14, divided into four touring choirs.
The four choirs give around 300 concerts and performances each year in front of almost half a million people. Each group spends nine to 11weeks of the school year on tour. They visit all European countries, and they are frequent guests in Asia, Australia and the Americas.
The Vienna Boys' Choir delights young and old around the world and their tours always sell out. It's an evening the whole family will love. The program includes classical choral music, Austrian folk songs, international folk songs, music from popular films and music by Johann Strauss, the waltz king.
Dr. Earnest Murphy, a Grammy award winning tenor, gives a free pre-concert talk about choral music in the Rose Room at 6 p.m.
Special prices for students and family discounts are available.
For information, call (386) 253-2901. Regular tickets range from $34 to $59. To buy tickets, visit Peabody Auditorium Box Office, 600 Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach; call Ticketmaster (800) 745-3000; or order online at www.dbss.org.