Vienna Boys Choir
In Vienna, it is often possible to hear the Vienna Boys Choir:
- 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.
- At the MuTh – that's their new concert hall, which opened in the Augarten in 2012. 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 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.
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.
MuTh – Concert Hall of the Vienna Boys Choir
(Double swinging doors180 cm wide)
- Ramp 600 cm long , 150 cm wide , 30 cm high
- no steps (Double swinging doors180 cm wide)
- Door 90 cm wide
- Seeing eye dogs allowed
- 4 Wheelchair spaces available (in orchestra on right, row 12)
- Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
- Main entrance
Hofburg Chapel in the Imperial Palace
Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -20%
The reduced ticket fees for the sunday masses are available via Hompage, E-Mail or at the box office.
- 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.
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax: +43 1 533 99 27-75.
2 x 3 steps inside the building, no ramps.
- Main entrance