India Tour of the "Vienna Boys Choir"

Gerald Wirth

"A choir consists of many individuals who have to act as a team. A good concert can become a great performance, if every single participant can bring his own personality to the mix."

Gerald Wirth received his first musical training as a member of the Vienna Boys Choir and at the Anton Bruckner University in Linz, Austria, where he studied voice, oboe and piano. In 2001, he became artistic director of the Vienna Boys' Choir, in 2013, its president.

From 1986 to 1989, Wirth was a choirmaster of the Vienna Boys Choir, in charge of one of the four touring choirs. Between 1989 and 1991, he was chorus master of the Salzburg opera house. In Canada, he held the posts of artistic director of the Calgary Boys' Choir and musical director of the Calgary Civic Symphony. Wirth has conducted choirs and orchestras all over the world, and he can get practically anyone and anything to sing. Wirth's first love is the human voice. He holds workshops all over the world, and often works with music teachers.

Vienna Boys Choir

Founded in 1498, the Wiener Sangerknaben or Vienna Boys' Choir is one of the oldest boys' choirs in the world. For nearly five hundred years it has been one of the enduring symbols of Austria. These young ambassadors have been adored by the world for their wide range of repertoire, purity of tone.

The Vienna Boys' Choir is registered as a private, not-for-profit organisation. There are 100 choristers between the ages of nine and fourteen, divided into four touring choirs. Each, spending nine to eleven weeks of the academic year on tour, with about 300 concerts.

Venue: Mumbai - Tata Theatre, NCPA Mumbai, October 30, 2019
Venue: New Delhi - India Habitat Centre, November 1, 2019