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The GRU Lyceum Series presents: The Vienna Boys Choir

The GRU Lyceum Series is no stranger to world-class talent.

Last year, they brought you “The Second City,” one of the longest-running improvisational comedy tours in the U.S. and a launching point for many “Saturday Night Live” careers. In September, they brought you “Step Afrika!” – a show renowned for its surreal musical style and uniquely rhythmic stage presence.

But of all the talent brought to the stage by the Lyceum Series, few performances have more international acclaim or more history than the Vienna Boys Choir.

Originally established in 1498, the choir boasts an impressive résumé.

Founded at the request of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I, it began as a form of elite entertainment, a performance reserved for the ears of kings and popes. Since then, the boys have had the distinction of not only performing the works of Bach and Mozart, but of having actually worked alongside the composers during their prime.

Today, the choir consists of 100 choristers between the ages of 11 and 14 from more than 30 countries. Broken into four separate choirs named for famous composers, the Vienna Boys Choir performs more than 300 concerts per year.

Their latest performance comes to the Maxwell Theatre on Oct. 22 from 7:30-9 p.m.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram raves, “There’s no more gratifying sound than that of children singing. And there’s no more polished ensemble of children’s voices than the Vienna Boys Choir.”

The New York Times claims, “The angelic voices of this most famous vocal group are ageless.”

Tickets for the Vienna Boys Choir are currently on sale at the Maxwell Theatre Box Office. The cost of admission is $15 for the general public, $10 for alumni and military and $5 for faculty, staff, children and students. GRU students are free with a valid JagCard. Because it is reserved seating, GRU students should order their free ticket before the night of the show.

For more information about the Vienna Boys Choir or to reserve your tickets, please call the Maxwell Theatre Box Office at 706-729-2310.

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Nick Garrett is a communications coordinator in the Division of Communications & Marketing at Augusta University. Contact him at 706-446-4802 or ngarret1@augusta.edu.

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