One of the oldest musical institutions in the world the Vienna Boys`Choir, was to sing
exclusively for the court in church services , at private concerts, and on state occasions.
For the next 400 years, that isexactly what it did, receiving at the same time full financial
support form the state. When the Hapsburg Empire disintegrated in 1918, however, the
choir became an independent institution and soon learned to stand on its own two feet.
The Austrian state continues, even today,to provide some support for the institution in
the form of rent-free accommodation in the Augartenpalais, a government-owned palace
in a park in the center of Vienna,but this represents a very tiny contribution to the
enormous budget the choir needs for its survival.
Superficially, the Vienna Boys`Choir has not changed over the past 500 years. The
boys still wear sailor suits --navy blue for daytime performances and cream for evening
wear. Their repertoire is still mostly religious and classical music, with Mozart, Haydn,
and Schubert as their favorite sources. They still work very hard, practicing for two and
a half hours every afternoon, after completing a normal day at school. what`s more ,
they give an average of about 300 public performances a year, of which at least 200
are abroad. In 2000, for example, they gave a staggering 342 performances, 209 of
which were abroad--a tougher schedule than any ever undertaken by even the most
resilient of rock bands, such as the Rolling Stones.
- SetsunaLeoLv 52 decades agoFavorite Answer
表面上，維也納男孩合唱團過去五百年以來似乎都沒有任何改變。男孩子們還是穿著海軍服－－白天的表演服是海軍藍；而晚上是奶油白。表演節目仍多是宗教古典樂曲，最喜歡以莫札特、海地、舒伯特的曲子當作其來源。他們依舊奮力不懈，每天放學結束後，下午都要練習兩個半小時。此外，他們每年平均演出三百場公共表演，其中至少有兩百場在海外。例如說在兩千年時，他們演出了342場，著實驚人，而有209場是在國外演出－－即使對像滾石這樣活力充沛的搖滾樂團來說，這依舊是任何人接手過最最緊湊的行程了Source(s): Myself and dictionary