Christmas concert 2008 in Berlin – Vienna greets Berlin the Wiener sangerknaben brought on the second weekend of Advent Christmas atmosphere in the Berliner Philharmonie and Konzerthaus on the Gendarmenmarkt. 21 boy in the sailor suit and patent leather shoes entering the concert hall singing. With their clear voices, they show a snippet of their repertoire the Berlin audience. In the second part of the concert, rather festive shades are voted on. Her repertoire ranges from medieval of to contemporary and experimental music.
Motets and songs for upper choir form the core of the touring repertoire, as also the own arrangements of waltzes and polkas by Strauss. With the perfection of seasoned musicians, the 10 up 14 boys show what can produce many years of intensive training with children for success. Especially the solos of the first singer is unique due to its strong and also sensitive voice. Challenging choral alternated with cheerful folk tunes. A wonderful mix! Klinika\”, if I were once rich from Fiddler on the roof and in the second part of the Program an international mix of different Christmas songs were probably the most popular ways for the Berlin audience. A truly successful appearance! The dedicated choir conductor and pianist could inspire children and the concert-goers with its rousing kind. \”The audience can hardly imagine how this partly almost pubescent children sing wonderful songs, voice coming soon and at home and at school as other children normal\” play on the PC and watch TV.
The Wiener sangerknaben have succeeded at the Berlin audience that they could start a little relaxed the way home on the adjacent Christmas markets and contemplative look forward to Christmas. Thomas Moser, December 6, 2008, Baird-press (www.berli-press.