Graz Boys Choir
The Cathedral is proud to host the Graz Boys Choir for a special Holy Week concert, offered free and in-person.
The Boys’ Choir “Grazer Kapellknaben” was founded in April 2003 by Matthias Unterkofler and grew up to a choir school with 90 boys and young men. The choir sees itself in the tradition of the great European boys’ choirs and is aware of the challenges of the 21st century. Modern pedagogy is combined with skills as self-organization, reliability, and appreciation to each other.
From 2005 on the choir and soloists perform at Austrian Opera houses, churches, and concert halls. The boys sing the great repertoire of Bach, Mozart, Haydn, and Mendelssohn as well as folk songs. International tours within Europe and into the US and Australia brings the sound of the choir close to many people. CD records, radio and television productions are also part of the task.
The program will include musical selections from the following:
The Holy City — Adams, Stephen
Christus vincit — Baker, Martin
Locus iste — Bruxckner, Anton
Ubi caritas — Durufle, Maurice
Schaffe in mir, Gott — Hammerschmidt, Andreas
Crucifixus á 6 — Lotti, Antonio
Abendlied — Rheinberger, Josef Gabriel
For the beauty of the earth — Rutter, John
Die Himmel erzählen — Haydn, Joseph
God so loved the world — Stainer, John
Here I am, Lord — Schutte, Daniel
Ave verum — Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Panis angelicus — Caser, Franck
Jesu, joy of man’s desiring — Bach, Johann Sebastian
Ave Maria — Caccini, Giulio
Gott ist mein Hirt — Schubert, Franz
How great thou art — Forrest, Dan
Periti autem — Mendelssohn, Felix Bartholdy