Vienna Boys’ Choir

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Vienna Boys Choir

The Vienna Boys’ Choir regularly goes on tour around the world. However, there are also plenty of opportunities to hear them perform live in their home city of Vienna:

  1. Regularly as part of the Wiener Hofmusikkapelle at the Holy Mass in the Hofburg Chapel on Sundays (September to June). The ensemble is absolutely top-class: The Vienna Boys Choir and members of the Male Choir of the Vienna State Opera as well as of the Vienna Philharmonic make music in the top gallery of the Hofburgkapelle.
  2. In the MuTh, for instance – their own concert hall in the Augarten. The name MuTh is an abbreviation of “Music and Theater” and the MuTh is where daring music and theater productions by the Vienna Boys’ Choir are given a stage. – A stage that offers a superb view for the 400 audience members and gives the actors almost as much space as the Vienna State Opera. The audience can really make themselves comfortable in the cinema-style seating.
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The MuTh is located right next to the Augartenpalais, where the Vienna Boys learn, live and sing. The music center in the Augarten provides a strong cultural stimulus and offers the ideal stage for the next generation of musicians. Young talents from every continent come together to form a multicultural group and many of the friendships made on campus in Vienna last a lifetime. Many of them go on to meet again in the limelight on international stages.

Award for culture in practice in Europe

In June 2024, the Vienna Boys’ Choir and the Vienna Girls’ Choir were recognized by the European Cultural Forum with the European Cultural Award. The presentation speech was given by one of their own: the actor Ludwig Blockberger, himself a former choirboy. At Vienna’s Augarten, equal opportunities and continued development are combined with the upholding of tradition. The education on campus, which has been designated a UNESCO cultural heritage site, is accessible to all, regardless of origin, gender, nationality or religion.

MuTh: Children's Operas and Friday Afternoons

The Vienna Boys Choir, whose members range in age from kindergarten to high school (including a few girls!), presents itself in the MuTh with a classical program ranging from world music and pop to children's opera. At the Friday Afternoons, they present their latest repertoire.

100 voices in the Augarten

The 100 or so Vienna Boys are between 10 and 14 years of age and organized into four concert choirs. The give about 300 concerts each year - in front of almost half a million spectators around the world.

The beginnings of the choir can be traced to 1498, when Emperor Maximilian I. laid the foundation stone for the Viennese Court Music Orchestra - of which the Boys Choir was a part.

Vienna Girls’ Choir

Girls with a talent for singing are also welcome: what began with ten choristers in 2004 has evolved into a chamber choir comprising 25 committed young women aged between 9 and 15. The Vienna Girls’ Choir are taught using the same methods as the Vienna Boys’ Choir. They perform their own concerts. They can regularly be heard in special collaborations with their male colleagues, for instance at the 2023 New Year’s Concert  performed by the Vienna Philharmonic.

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MuTh – Concert Hall of the Vienna Boys Choir

Am Augartenspitz 1
1020 Vienna
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors 180 cm wide)
        über Rampe
      • Ramp 600 cm long , 150 cm wide , 30 cm high
    • Elevator available
      • Door 90 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • 4 Wheelchair spaces available (in orchestra on right, row 12)
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.

Hofburg Chapel in the Imperial Palace

Hofburg, Schweizerhof
1010 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Benefits of the Vienna City Card: -20%

      Additional information on the offer:

      The reduced ticket fees for the sunday masses are available via Hompage, E-Mail or at the box office.

  • Opening times

    • Mo, 10:00 - 14:00
    • Tu, 10:00 - 14:00
    • Fr, 11:00 - 13:00
    • At these times, the Hofburg Chapel is open for viewing with free admission. Closed on public holidays.

      Opening hours High Mass (ticket required): every Sunday from mid-September to the end of June the following year, as well as on Dec. 25. Mass starts at 9:15 a.m., admission starts at 8:00 a.m.

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • 20 Steps (Double swinging doors )
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Wheelchair places (with access by elevator) can be booked via the office of the Chapel of the Imperial Palace: or Fax: +43 1 533 99 27-75.

    • Comments

      2 x 3 steps inside the building, no ramps.

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