Youth choirs from around the world sing for a better tomorrow
Hosted by Vienna’s classical music posterboys the Wiener Sängerknaben, the World Peace Choral Festival encourages cultural exchange between youth from different cultures via the universal language of music. Now in its seventh iteration, it boasts spectacular locations, with the opening concert held at Stephansdom. There will also be a friendly competition at MuTh (concert hall of the Viennese Boys Choir) judged by an international jury, as well as performances at the United Nations, St. Peter’s Church and in front of the Rathaus, before ending on a high note with a gala concert at Konzerthaus (July 22). Especially gifted singers will be selected by the artistic director of the Sängerknaben, Gerald Wirth, for the World Peace Choir, which tours the globe promoting world peace.
The festival acknowledges it can’t solve global conflicts, but it can offer a platform for better communication and understanding between music-loving youth. With participants coming from such diverse countries as Belgium, Canada, China, Georgia, Malaysia, Bulgaria, Russia and many others, they’re getting closer to their goal, one song at a time.
Jul 19-22, various locations