The world-renowned Vienna Boys’ Choir will perform on March 5 at 7pm at Wildwood Park for the Arts. The choir, based in Vienna, Austria, was founded as performers for the imperial court of Austria in the 15th century. Today, the choir consists of four touring choirs, each of 24 boys ages 10 to 14.
The choir is famous for its best-selling albums featuring the music of great composers such as Mozart and Schubert. Their choir has also recorded well-reviewed albums of Christmas music and albums of contemporary hits that range from tunes by Sting and Madonna to Pharrell’s Happy.
The concert will be the first to be held in the newly rededicated Lucy Lockett Cabe Festival Theatre, and a pre-concert reception will celebrate and recognize the longstanding contributions the Cabe family has made to Wildwood. The Cabe Foundation and family members granted $358,000 this year for upgrades to the 625-seat auditorium named in Lucy Lockett Cabe’s honor when Wildwood was founded in the 1980’s.
The concert also coincides with Wildwood’s annual LANTERNS! Festival, which begins the following night. LANTERNS! is held during the first full moon of the lunar new year, and celebrates various cultures from around the world through food, music, arts and children’s activities. Austria will be a featured vista during the festival, and concertgoers will have the first taste of the festival’s Austrian fare. LANTERNS! begins at 6pm nightly March 6 – 8.
The Vienna Boys’ Choir will take the stage at 7pm on Thursday, March 5. Tickets are $35 for reserved seating and $75 for VIP tickets, which include prime seating, access to the VIP lounge, reserved parking, and an invitation to the pre-concert reception honoring the Cabe Foundation. Proceeds benefit the Wildwood Academy of Music & the Arts. Tickets are available at here or by calling 501 – 821 – 7275.