Vienna Boys' Choir to perform in Taiwan
Taipei, Sept. 22 (CNA) The Vienna Boys' Choir will kick off a concert tour in Taiwan from Oct. 30, bringing classical pieces as well as folk songs to the audience.
Led by conductor Jimmy Chiang, the choir will perform in the cities of Chiayi, Tainan, Taipei, Hsinchu and Taichung in October and November, Ars Formosa Company, the Taiwan promoter of the tour, announced Tuesday.
They will perform such pieces as Schubert's "Trout" Quintet and Offenbach's "Barcarolle," as well as Taiwanese songs and folk music from various parts of the world, Ars Formosa said.
The concerts will be held at the Chiayi City Cultural Affairs Bureau Concert Hall on Oct. 30; the Tainan Municipal Cultural Center on Oct. 31; the National Concert Hall in Taipei on Nov. 3; the Hsinchu Municipal Performance Hall on Nov. 5 and the Taichung City Chung Shan Hall on Nov. 6.
The Vienna Boys' Choir, founded in Austria in 1498, is divided into four touring groups named after Austria's most celebrated composers -- Bruckner, Haydn, Mozart and Schubert.
The choir has around 100 members from over 30 countries, and they are aged between 10 and 14.
(By Christie Chen)ENDITEM/ke
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