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Vienna Boys Choir to appear in Union City

Vienna Boys Choir to appear in Union City

Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2008 8:55 am

  And the countdown begins.

Members and patrons of The Community Concert Association of Union City/Obion County received the exciting news Saturday evening that this time next year The Vienna Boys’ Choir will be performing at the Union City Civic Auditorium. They learned about the concert from president Mike Cox and vice president Chuck Doss.

Doss said Community Concert has been working on bringing The Vienna Boys’ Choir to Union City for about a year and had tried to get them on this year’s schedule. “We’re thrilled they’re going to be a part of the program next year,” he said.

The internationally-known choir is one of the oldest boys’ choirs existing today. There are around 100 choristers between the ages of 10 and 14, divided into four touring choirs. The four choirs give around 300 concerts and performances each year in front of almost half a million people. Each group spends nine to 11 weeks of the school year on tour. They visit virtually all European countries, and they are frequent guests in Asia, Australia and the Americas.

The choir’s repertoire includes everything from medieval to contemporary and experimental music. Motets and lieder for boys’ choir form the core of the touring repertoire, as do the choir’s own arrangements of waltzes and polkas by Strauss.

This year’s Community Con-cert members will have the first chance to purchase season tickets for next year’s program. Memberships are still available for this year’s season and cost $25 for students, $40 for seniors, $45 for adults and $95 for families. The association also encourages residents and businesses to become patrons. Eighth notes begin at $100, quarter notes at $250, half notes at $500 and full notes at $1,000. Mail name, address and phone number, along with full payment, to Community Concert Association of Union City/Obion County, P.O. Box 894, Union City, TN 38281-0894, or call Doss at 886-1155.

Still on the schedule for this season are performances by Dukes of Dixieland on Jan. 15, Tennessee Men’s Chorale on April 22 and Jackson Symphony May 9. All performances will begin at 7:30 at the Union City Civic Auditorium, with the exception of the Tennessee Men’s Choral, which will perform at First Baptist Church in Union City.
Published in The Messenger 11.24.08

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