Introduction

Professional Training Tour will open the mind of our educators and expose them to the Austrian education model in which the art is taught as a part of everyday life. After the tour, participants will be able to bring the Austrian model to Hong Kong and synthesise it with local educational needs.

By influencing the future generations with their passion, our participants are expected to take an active role in giving Hong Kong an artistic glamour and making it a place where everyone treasures the value of art and recognises its profound effect on life.

Date

31 Jul, 2016 (Sun) -13 Aug, 2016 (Sat)

Venue

Pielachtal — Sekirn — Vienna

Programme

– Intensive training programme led by Gerald Wirth, Artistic Director of Vienna Boys Choir (VBC)

  • Strategies to achieve sustainable voice development with a choir or music group
  • Training on effective choir conducting and teaching technique
  • Training on sight-reading, resonance and sound awareness
  • Post-training concert to present repertoire participants have worked on all week

– Exclusive visit to VBC Training Camp in Sekirn

  • Observing rehearsals
  • Participating in VBC’s vocal training
  • Round-table discussion with VBC pedagogues

– Sight-seeing and visits to music, art and cultural spots in Vienna

The Artists
  • Gerald Wirth
    Gerald Wirth
    Artistic Director, Vienna Boys Choir
Gerald Wirth
Artistic Director, Vienna Boys Choir

Gerald Wirth received his first musical training as a member of the Vienna Boys Choir at the Anton Bruckner Konservatorium in Linz, Austria, where he studied voice, oboe and piano. As a teenager, Wirth already conducted a children choir and was the founder of a Youth Choir and a trio sonata ensemble. He was involved in countless premier performances of new works by a wide variety of contemporary European composers. He was one of the youngest ever choir directors of the Vienna Boys Choir and Chorus Director at the Salzburg Opera company “Landestheather”. In 1991, Wirth moved to Calgary Canada to take on the position as the Artistic Director of the Calgary Boys Choir Organisation. He also founded and directed a professional vocal ensemble, “Sangita”. He was the Music Director of the Calgary Civic Symphony as well as the Associate Conductor of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. He has conducted choirs and orchestras all over the world, and sings and plays himself in a number of ensembles. Wirth is regularly invited throughout the globe as a clinician to conduct workshops about music pedagogy and all aspects of choral music. He plays and sings himself in many different ensembles and he can practically get anyone and anything to sing.

In 2001, Wirth became the artistic director of the Vienna Boys Choir. While he is keenly aware of the choir’s rich tradition, he also explores new ways to create and make music. He has instigated a number of projects involving world music, a cappella pop and film music. Wirth’s first love is the voice; as is evident from his own compositions: his works include three children’s operas, several oratorios, theatre projects, music especially written for festivals and countless arrangements for choirs. He finds much of his inspiration in myths and philosophical texts. His works are commissioned and performed internationally. Wirth is convinced that intensive engagement in music has a positive impact on every realm of the personality, and motivates his students to utilise their potential. Together with his close friends, Wirth founded the Organization “Superar”, an European movement supporting the integration of underprivileged children and people in difficult social situation through high quality music education. Over the years, he has developed a unique method to teach people of all age groups to express themselves in music by training their voice, sense of rhythm, hearing and sight-reading skills.

Quote “A choir consists of many individuals whose aim it is to act as a single entity. A concert is only really powerful and exciting when each individual is able to convey his own personality. But if that happens, it’s magic.”

Check out our Facebook

The Vienna Boys Choir is coming to Hong Kong two weeks later. Tickets are available at URBTIX. This year VBC will share the stage with local choirs. Come and share the joy of music with us!

維也納兒童合唱團將於兩星期後來港表演,門票於城市售票網發售。今年音樂會更邀請了多隊本地合唱團一同演出,立即購票與我們一同分享音樂的樂趣!

Date & Time 日期及時間:
�3 February, 2018 (Sat) 20:00�
4 February, 2018 (Sun) 15:00
Venue 地點:
Auditorium, Sha Tin Town Hall 沙田大會堂演奏廳
Ticket 票價:
$680, $320, $280
The proceeds of the concerts will go to support the education projects of the Vienna Boys Choir Music Academy Foundation!
音樂會收入將用作支持維也納兒童合唱團音樂學院基金之教育項目。
Tickets are available from 8 December, 2017 at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet, by mobile ticketing app and by credit card telephone booking
門票於2017年12月8日起於城市售票網售票處、網上、流動購票應用程式及信用卡電話購票熱線發售
• Ticketing Enquiries 票務查詢:3761 6661
• Credit Card Telephone Booking 信用卡電話購票:2111 5999
• Internet Booking 網上訂票:www.urbtix.hk
• Mobile ticketing app 流動購票應用程式
My URBTIX (Android and iPhone / iPad versions 版本)
Programme Enquiry 節目查詢
2577 8815 / info@icreation.com.hk / www.icreation.com.hk
... See MoreSee Less

The Vienna Boys Choir is coming to Hong Kong two weeks later. Tickets are available at URBTIX. This year VBC will share the stage with local choirs. Come and share the joy of music with us! 維也納...

View on Facebook

Merry Christmas! A special gift just for you from the Vienna Boys Choir!

聖誕快樂!這是維也納兒童合唱團特別為你準備的禮物!

See them in Hong Kong on Feb 3rd & 4th!
他們期待於2月3及4日在香港跟大家見面!

Concert Details 音樂會詳情: www.icreation.com.hk/node/75
... See MoreSee Less

Merry Christmas! 聖誕快樂! Here is a special gift just for you from the Vienna Boys Choir! 這是維也納兒童合唱團特別為你準備的禮物! See them in Hong Kong on Feb 3rd & 4th! ...

View on Facebook

Vienna Boys Choir Concert Tour 2018
維也納兒童合唱團巡迴音樂會 2018

Tickets available from 10am today at URBTIX.
門票上午十時於城市售票處、網上,流動購票應用程式及信用卡電話購票熱線發售。

Witness the musical charm of UNSCO Intangible Cultural Heritage!
一暏傳唱五百年世界文化遺產的風采!
... See MoreSee Less

The Vienna Boys Choir is coming to Hong Kong in Spring 2018. Tickets are available at URBTIX from 10am today! Share the musical charm of our UNESCO intangible cultural heritage! 維也納兒童合...

View on Facebook

改變社會的價值觀,甚至改變整個城市的文化,並非一朝一夕的事⋯⋯如果能夠為十年後甚或二十年後香港的音樂和創意教育帶來正向改變,我們會很慶幸今天自己敢於踏出了這一步。 ... See MoreSee Less

商識滿天下—區藹芝冀為港建音樂生態系統 —— 頭條日報(1/12/2017) hd.stheadline.com/news/columns/81/20171201/626037/ 區藹芝表示,她希望這所學校能夠扭...

View on Facebook