Concerts

“Moscow Nights” Moscow Boys’ Choir Debut 2018 China Tour

Choir Introduction

As one of the top children’s choirs in Russia, the Moscow Boys’ Choir Debut has achieved great success in Russia and the world and has won many international competitions. Just to name a few countries the choir has already traveled to Bulgaria, Poland, Germany, Austria, Italy, France, Czech Republic. Republic, Slovakia, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Belarus and other countries. At present, the Moscow Boys Choir Debut has become the most promising and professional chorus organization in Moscow.

In the 1997/1998 school year, Yastrebova Alla Olegovna, who received the highest honor of outstanding Russian artists, organized a regional choir among second-year students. In a short time, the choir soon became the most promising and professional chorus organization in Moscow. The Moscow Boys and Youth Choir Academy has expanded from 21 children to 300 today, aged 4 to 18, with 7 choirs.

The Moscow Boys Choir Debut performs a variety of repertoires, both classical and traditional, as well as religious and secular music. Their songs conquered the audience around the world and received high praise from the professionals.

Conductor Introduction

Eldar Abasov

He graduated from the world-famous Conservatory of Music, Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory with a first-class honor degree. He has studied music with Prof. Alexey Rudnevsky, the world-class chorus master, and Professor Alexei Parshin, the world organ master. At the same time, in the field of chorus conducting, Eldar has won numerous international awards in Russia and Europe.

* Since 2006, Eldar has become the chief conductor of the Moscow Boys Choir Debut.

* In 2013, he and the choir won the highest award at the 7th Slovak International Choral Festival. /

Tour Time

5th July to 7th August, 2018

Tour Schedule

15th July, 2018 Jiangsu Centre for the Performing Arts

17th July, 2018 Hefei Grand Theatre

20th July, 2018 Xi’an Concert Hall

22nd July, 2018 Yunnan Grand Theatre

30th July, 2018 Chengdu Telunsu Concert Hall

2nd August, 2018 Chongqing Grand Theatre

7th August, 2018 Beijing Concert Hall

“Greetings from the Strauss Family” Vienna Boys Choir 2018 China Tour

Performance Introduction

The Vienna Boys Choir is one of the top three children’s choirs in the world.

The theme of this tour in China is “Greetings from the Strauss family”

The Vienna Boys Choir will present several classic works of the Strauss family.

And some music pieces in Viennese art style

There will also be several different songs from the motion pictures.

Program
1. Alle, Psallite cum Luya (Come, sing with the lyre)

Codex Montpellier (13th century)

2. Jubilate (Rejoice)

Josef Ziegler (1906 – 2000)

3. Sound the Trumpet, from: Come Ye Sons of Art

Ode for the birthday of Queen Mary II (1694) Z 323

Henry Purcell (1659 – 1695) Text ascribed to Nahum Tate (1652 – 1715)

4. Pur ti miro (To behold you)

from: L’incoronazione di Poppea

Claudio Monteverdi (1567 – 1643)

5. Pater Peter Pomp

ascribed to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)

Arr. Gerald Wirth

6. Confirma hoc, Deus (Confirm this, oh God)

Text: Psalm 68(67):29

for four voices a capella

Jacobus Gallus (~1550 – 1591)

7.Chim Chim Cher-ee

From the motion picture Mary Poppins (1964)

Richard M. Sherman (*1928) and Robert B. Sherman (1925 – 2012)

Arr. Christi Cary Miller

8. I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin’

from: Porgy and Bess (1933 -19 35)

George Gershwin (1898 – 1937)

9. I Love You, China

Zheng Qiufeng

Text: Qu Cong

10. Wien, Wien, nur du allein (Vienna, City of My Dreams), opus 1 (1912)

Rudolf Sieczynski (1879 – 1952)

Arr. Gerald Wirth

11. Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald (Tales from the Vienna Woods)

Waltz, opus 325 (1868)

Johann Strauss II (1825 – 1899)

Text and Arr. Helmuth Froschauer

12. Vergnügungszug (Pleasure Train)

Polka, opus 281 (1864)

Johann Strauss II(1825 – 1899)

Text: Ewald Seifert; Arr. Helmuth Froschauer

– Intermission –

13. Três cantos nativos dos Indios Krahó

(Three songs of the Krahó tribe)

Arr. Marcos Leal Leite (1996)

14. Pueri concinite (Boys, begin to sing)

For soprano solo and four-part choir

Johann Ritter von Herbeck (1831 – 1877)

15. Somewhere (Adagio)

from: Westside Story (1957)

Leonard Bernstein (1918 – 1990)

Text: Stephen Sondheim (*1930)

16. Avec la garde montante (With the guard on duty)

March and chorus of the street urchins,

from the opera Carmen (1875)

Georges Bizet (1838 – 1875)

Text: Henri Meilhac (1831 – 1897) and Ludovic Halévy (1834 – 1908)

17. Gao Shan Chin

Arr. Gerald Wirth

18. Und wanns amal schen aper wird (And when it starts to thaw again)

Cattle driving song with yodelling from the town of Eisenerz (Styria)

Arr. Gerald Wirth

19. Rang women dang qi shuang jiang

Children’s song

Arr: Luiz de Godoy

20. Wann du durchgehst durchs Tal (When you walk through the valley)

Love song from Carinthia

Arr. Gerald Wirth

21. Forever!

Fast polka, opus 193

Josef Strauss (1827 – 1870)

Text: Tina Breckwoldt; Arr. Gerald Wirth

22. Kaiserwalzer (Emperor Waltz)

Opus 437 (1889)

Johann Strauss II (1825 – 1899)

Arr. Gerald Wirth

23. Matrosenpolka (Sailor’s Polka)

Fast polka, opus 52

Josef Strauss (1827 – 1870)

Text: Tina Breckwoldt; Arr. Gerald Wirth

* All programs are subject to change.

Vienna Boys Choir

The Vienna Boys Choir is one of the most famous music groups in the world. It has been praised and loved by the world for its excellent chorus level and extraordinary artistic expression, which is called “Singing Angel”. The choir was founded in 1498 by Austrian Emperor Maximilian I and it is one of the oldest choirs in the world. In 2017, the Vienna Boys Choir was lisited in the World’s Intangible Cultural Heritage – the Tradition of Education and Chorus. The Vienna Boys Choir is a symbol of Austria, along with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, known as the two national treasures of Austria.

The tour choir is the Mozartchor. There are currently 26 members from Austria, Japan, South Korea, Mongolia and other countries and regions.

Choirmaster

Luiz de Godoy was born in Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil. He received his first musical training as a choirboy in his home town, and at the Escola Municipal de Música de São Paulo. After obtaining academic degrees from universities in Brazil, Germany and Portugal, he continued his studies at Vienna’s Music University.

His professional career started in his childhood. De Godoy’s talent has been recognized by numerous scholarships and prizes. At the age of 16, he won first prize at a major piano competition in Brazil. Later, he was awarded scholarships by UNESCO, the government of the United States, the European Union and the Brazilian Ministry of Culture, which took him to study and perform in the USA, Germany, France and Italy. In 2016, he won the Erwin Ortner Prize for choral music.

Luiz de Godoy has worked with Gustavo Dudamel, Valery Gergiev, Sir Simon Rattle, Simone Young, and with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. He was appointed choirmaster of the Vienna Boys Choir in 2016 and is responsible for the selection of his choir’s repertoire, their rehearsals, concerts, tours, recording and film sessions. In addition, de Godoy works with the choir of the Vienna Konzerthaus and the Choir Academy of the Vienna State Opera. To him, music is an essential part of life; a human virtue.

Tour Time

23rd September to 2nd November, 2018

Tour Schedule

23rd September, 2018 Suzhou Centre for the Performing Arts

25th September, 2018 Changshu Grand Treatre

27th September, 2018 Tianjin Grand Theatre

30th September, 2018 Shanghai Poly Grand Theatre

2nd October, 2018 Shanghai Oriental Art Center

4th October, 2018 National Centre for the Performing Arts

7th October, 2018 Chengdu Telunsu Concert Hall

21st October, 2018 Qingdao Grand Theatre

27th October, 2018 Guangzhou XInhai Concert Hall

2nd November, 2018 Hebei Arts Center