Concerts by the St. Florian Boys’ Choir in Moscow and Kaluga
General sponsor: Federal State of Upper Austria
With support of: Raiffeisenbank, Russian Machines
Founded in 1071 the St. Florian Boys’ Choir is undoubtedly among the oldest and longest established boys’ choirs in the world. The composer Anton Bruckner is one of the most eminent musicians to have emerged, alongside others, from the ranks of the Boys’ Choir.
The performance of church music continues to play a major role in the life of the Boys’ Choir. The Choir also performs concerts all over the world in its role as music ambassador for the federal province of Upper Austria. The Choir regularly appears at leading music festivals (such as the Salzburg Festival, the Wiener Festwochen, the Festival d’Aix en Provence), performing with some of the world’s most illustrious orchestras (Vienna Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, …) and conductors (Franz Welser-Möst, …). Soloists of the St. Florian Boys’ Choir frequently perform the roles traditionally scored for boys.
Franz Farnberger has been the Choir’s Artistic Director since 1983. After studying in Vienna he served as the conductor of the Vienna Boys’ Choir for eight years; he also teaches at the Anton Bruckner University.
In 2014 the St. Florian Boys’ Choir will once again be travelling to Russia with its extensive Christmas programme to visit the historic city of Kaluga. The Boys’ Choir will stage a concert at the Kaluga Philharmonic before travelling on to the Tshernoostrovsky convent, where together with the local girls’ choir it will perform on the premises of the orthodox church. Moscow audiences will also be able to enjoy a Christmas performance, scheduled to take place at the “Dom Musiki” (House of Music) on January 20.
17th of January 2014, 7 pm
Moscow International House of Music
Moscow, Kosmodamianskaya, 52, building 8
Tel.: +7 (495) 730 1011
20th of January 2014, 7 pm
Kaluga, Ul. Lenina, 60
Tel.: (4842) 55 4088
21st of January 2014
Maloyaroslavets, Ul. Kutusova, 2
Tel.: (4843) 121 469