Just in: Vienna Boys Choir may go bust

Just in: Vienna Boys Choir may go bust


norman lebrecht

June 26, 2020

They are raising a public appeal after losing 113 concerts to Covid.

The choir has existed since the year 1500, not always in sailor suits.

The institution is seeking donations here.



  • FrauGeigerin says:

    It won’t dissapear, don’t worry. It is not just a choir (actually it is 4 choirs), but a school with a world-famous choir. The school will continue…

  • sam says:

    “existed since the year 1500”

    lucky then that they were founded after the Black Death, survived the Spanish Flu, but may have met their match in Covid 19

    “not always in sailor suits.”

    Ah yes, the redoubtable Austrian Navy, drove the Germans back to the North Sea thus turned the tide against Nazism in WW II

    • Julien says:

      “Ah yes, the redoubtable Austrian Navy”

      Actually they were. They fought one big battle (Lissa, 1866) and won. A 100 % success rate, neither the Royal Navy nor the USN can say as much…

  • jazzland says:

    hopefully this institution can be saved