Celebrating Harmony: The Wiener Sängerknaben 2024 Japan Tour

Celebrating Harmony: The Wiener Sängerknaben 2024 Japan Tour

The world’s most famous boys' choir visits Japan


The illustrious musical legacy of Vienna intertwines with the dynamic culture of Japan in the anticipated Wiener Sängerknaben 2024 Japan Tour. Renowned as the Vienna Boys’ Choir, this ensemble stands as the globe’s foremost choir, enchanting audiences with their ethereal melodies for over five centuries.

Embarking on this eagerly awaited journey through Japan, the choir not only delivers music that transcends generations but also fosters a message of mutual cultural admiration, further fortifying the bond between Japan and Austria.

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A World-Famous Choir 

Established in 1498, Wiener Sängerknaben embodies a musical legacy spanning more than five centuries. Revered as the “angels’ voices,” this esteemed ensemble has served as a vital cultural emissary for Vienna, earning recognition on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list. Their 2024 visit to Japan isn’t merely another tour; it commemorates a century since their transformation from the “Hofkapelle” to the beloved Vienna Boys’ Choir we cherish today. This tour coincides with their recent honor, the “European Cultural Award 2024,” jointly awarded with the Vienna Girls’ Choir, underscoring their outstanding artistic and societal contributions.

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The Wiener Sängerknaben 2024 Japan Tour

Join the group’s Japan tour for a rich musical experience curated by choirmaster Oliver Stech. Delve into a diverse repertoire ranging from timeless waltzes by Strauss to the tranquil beauty of Christmas carols and beloved Japanese compositions like Joe Hisaishi’s “Merry-Go-Round of Life” and Kenshi Yonezu’s “Paprika.” The choir invites you to immerse yourself in two unique programs: “Fairy Tales and Other Stories” and “A Journey Through the Seasons with the Vienna Boys’ Choir.”

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Event Details 

The Special Sponsor is SUMITOMO LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY. The show dates and locations are listed below. Please visit the official website for ticket information. In Tokyo, ticket prices range from ¥5,500 to ¥8,500 depending on the seat type you select. Nationwide performance schedules range from the end of April to June across multiple cities in Japan.

May 3 (Fri., holiday) 14:00 Suntory Hall

May 4 (Sat., holiday) 14:00 Suntory Hall

June 7 (Fri) 13:30 Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall

June 12 (Wed) 13:30 Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall

June 14 (Fri) 13:30 Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall

June 15 (Sat) 14:00 Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall

June 16 (Sun) 14:00 Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall

The Wiener Sängerknaben 2024 Japan Tour receives immense support from various quarters, including the Embassy of Japan in Austria, the Austrian Cultural Forum Tokyo, and the Austrian National Tourist Office. Additionally, UNIVERSAL MUSIC and the WIENER SÄNGERKNABEN OFFICIAL FAN CLUB JAPAN are collaborating on this event.

This tour not only highlights the enduring charm of the Vienna Boys’ Choir but also bolsters cultural connections between Austria and Japan. It represents a celebration of music, history, and the shared delight of artistic expression—a must-attend event in Japan this year.