2017 June 29

Vienna boys choir set to thrill world of motorsport at austrian grand prix

A major focus at this year’s Formula 1 Großer Preis von Österreich is again going to be placed on receiving the fans and teams of the elite motorsport with real hospitality and offering up an extraordinary weekend of racing. Austrian culture and tradition will be thrust into the spotlight again at the race’s fourth edition at the Red Bull Ring. The Formula Unas will be there to show the world some strong regional custom in the shape of their Styrian dress, while there will be some very special ambassadors of Austria on show this year. The world-famous Vienna Boys’ Choir is to perform the Austrian national anthem before the start to get everyone ready for the ninth Formula 1 race of 2017 in unique fashion!

500 years as an Austrian cultural treasure

The Vienna Boys’ Choir are one of Austria’s foremost cultural treasures, having sung their way to global fame and popularity over the 500 years of their existence – being great ambassadors for their country in the process. The choir was founded over half a millennium ago in 1498 as the eventual Emperor Maximilian I moved his court with its musicians to Vienna. The Viennese court has attracted musical masters over the centuries like Gluck, Salieri, Mozart and Bruckner. Joseph Haydn and Franz Schubert were themselves part of the boys’ choir at a young age. Until 1918, the choir only sang at the imperial court. Since 1926, a grand total of 2,482 choirboys have gone on 1000 tours in 98 countries, performing a staggering 27,000 concerts.

Vienna Boys’ Choir to delight F1 stars and fans at Spielberg

The modern day Vienna Boys’ Choir has around 100 active members between the ages of 9 and 14, divided into four concert choirs. They spend between nine and 11 weeks every year on tour. Each year they perform 300 concerts in front of close to half a million spectators. While the famous singers are usually heading from one continent to another to grace some of the planet’s best known concert houses, the Vienna Boys’ Choir will be treating motorsport fans in their living rooms the world over on 9 July. Some 26 boys from Austria as well as various other nations like Iceland and Colombia are to perform the Austrian national anthem before the start of the Formula 1 Großer Preis von Österreich. Luiz de Godoy is to direct them while the Formula 1 stars take up their spots on the starting grid at the Red Bull Ring. 

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