Covid crash: Vienna Boys Choir cancels next year’s tours

Covid crash: Vienna Boys Choir cancels next year’s tours


norman lebrecht

September 06, 2021

The choir has posted this notice on its website:

In view of the increasing corona numbers and the lack of vaccination options for children under the age of 12, the Vienna Boys’ Choir has canceled all tours abroad until 2022 – including the Christmas tours to the USA and Germany, which are so important for the economic survival of the choir. “In fact, this is causing us great distress again. We hope that we can at least partially offset the financial losses with creative ideas and help from the public sector. The City of Vienna signaled its support last year. In any case, the health of children, employees and our public comes first. As long as there is no vaccination for children under the age of 12, we cannot risk larger or even international trips. We must continue to fear – and hope, ”explains the President of the Boys’ Choir, Gerald Wirth….

Gerald Wirth is proud that, despite all the difficulties in the pandemic, we managed to produce a new CD last year; the album entitled “Together” will be released by Deutsche Grammophon in October.



  • ken says:

    Get your shots, folks !

  • Gustavo says:

    Here we go again…

  • George says:

    They’ve cancelled the tours of the next four months – until 2022 (not including 2022).
    Instead they will perform Christmas concerts across Austria.

  • Reasonable Citizen says:

    They can’t wait to give kids these mRNA shots with no long-term safety data. When you mention to people that vaccines need at least 2-4 years of trial data before being made available to the general public, their eyes sort of glaze over.

    It’s very sad to be surrounded by so many brainwashed people in the arts. Please, look up what myocarditis is, and don’t tell me it is “rare”.

  • Maria says:

    Our British scientists, who are not second rate or in panic mode, have argued that there is no point in vaccinating very young children. There is a significant risk of serious inflammatory disease. There has to be parental and child consent. You can’t force people but the real emphasis should be put on the adult anti-vaxers to get jabbed, not on kids of such young ages where the benefts are minimal.

  • Some regulator needs to get off their ass and get these vaccinea approved for the whole population.