The Vienna Boys' Choir and Michael Schade on the trail of Franz Schubert
The word “Schubertiade” refers to the private concerts that a rather shy Franz Schubert gave at home, performing his latest compositions for a very small circle of close friends. The Vienna Boys’ Choir and KS Michael Schade have chosen a similarly intimate context in which to present the music of Schubert. In this “Surprise Schubertiade” they also look at Schubert’s historical environment, his contemporaries and his successors.
Franz Schubert composed over 600 Lieder and is probably the most celebrated musician to have been a member of the Vienna Boys’ Choir. From 1808 to 1813 he sang in the choir of the “Hofsängerknaben” (the “Court Boys’ Choir”), as they were then known. During this time he composed more than 80 pieces, and still today his works form part of the core repertoire of the Vienna Boys’ Choir.
Recommended for families with children aged eight and over.
Tickets: Band A €49/ B €45/ C €39; box seats €59; MuTh Student Club, children and young people: Band A €30/ B €25/ C €19
Team and cast
- Tenor: Michael Schade
- Choir: Vienna Boys' Choir
- Artistic Director: Gerard Wirth