Over the past ten years students from the Dulwich College International schools have been privileged to work with the world famous Vienna Boys' Choir. On 29 October students from the Dulwich College Suzhou Piccolo, Carreras and Domingo choirs performed with the Vienna Boys' Choir at the Suzhou Culture and Arts Centre.
The Vienna Boys' Choir is a choir of boy sopranos and altos based in Vienna, Austria. The group comprises approximately 100 choristers between the ages of ten and fourteen, divided into four touring choirs, named after Austrian composers Bruckner, Haydn, Mozart and Schubert. Together they perform about 300 concerts each year to almost half a million people.
Dulwich College International’s established relationship with the Vienna Boys' Choir led to a special invitation to join their rehearsals and perform three pieces with them on stage at their evening concert in Suzhou. One hundred sixty-six Dulwich College Suzhou students from five to eleven years old took part in this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
"I felt proud representing the school and singing with the famous Vienna Boys' Choir. The show was awesome!" said Dulwich College Suzhou student Andy. Another student, Renee, said, "I was smiling the whole time, I knew all the words and I was super excited. It was so fun, thank you so much."
Dulwich College International thanks the conductor of the Bruckner Vienna Boys' Choir, Mr Manolo Cagnin, for inviting students to join his rehearsals and to perform with his world-renowned choir.