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Drei Knaben im Hof

The St. Florianer Sängerknaben, founded in 1071, has one of the richest traditions of any boys’ choir in the world. Its core repertoire is sacred music. Over the past few years the choir has travelled to every corner of the globe, performing at leading music festivals (including Salzburg and Vienna) and working with celebrated conductors and orchestras such as the Vienna Philharmonic and the Cleveland Orchestra.

Soloists from the St. Florianer Sängerknaben regularly sing roles written for boys’ voices in leading operatic venues like Vienna, Salzburg, Berlin, and Aix-en-Provence. Recently the Sängerknaben have also made a speciality of performing the masterworks of operetta with all the roles sung by boys. Their extensive discography ranges from Austrian folk music to early music in collaboration with renowned specialist ensembles playing period instruments.

Franz Farnberger has been the choir’s artistic director since 1983. The honorary president of the association of ‘Friends of the St. Florianer Sängerknaben’ is Franz Welser-Möst.

Soloists :
Alois Mühlbacher, 1. Knabe
Christoph Schlögl, 2. Knabe
Philipp Pötzlberger, 3. Knabe

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