On 7 October, the Vienna Boys´ Choir returned from an intensive and eventful guest tour, organized by Rieder Promotions. After many years, Russia played host to the young choristers again with sold out concerts in Moscow on 2 October (Dom Muzyki) and St. Petersburg the day after (Cappella Concert Hall). The children enthralled audiences with a varied program featuring amongst others works by Vivaldi, Haydn, Orff, Schubert, Schumann as well as spiritual world music and songs by ABBA, Queen and the Beatles. Sightseeing tours in both cities, film shootings at a broadcasting studio in Moscow and a short joint performance with a local Russian choir were some of the boys’ cherished highlights outside the concert halls.
The Choir’ s next stop was its first visit to Kuwait on 5 and 6 October: upon invitation of H.E. Sheikha Hussah Sabah al-Salem al-Sabah, the boys performed at the Maidan Cultural Centre and Amricani Cultural Centre on the premises of the Dar al-Athar al- Islamiyyah, one of Kuwait´s most important cultural organisations. Again, the concerts resonated enormously among listeners of all ages. A workshop at the Kuwait English School on 5 October was thoroughly enjoyed both by the local children and the choristers. Rieder Promotions would cordially like to thank the president of the Vienna Boys´ Choir Walter Nettig, the managing director Gerald Wirth, the team on tour, but especially the young choristers who remained very professional throughout the entire journey despite the tight and challenging schedule.