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Birmingham Town Hall
|Viennese whirl in Birmingham: Sweet treats from the Vienna Boys' Choir|
|Here’s a choir that need never worry about attracting younger members. It runs its own school, with around 300 children, and from the age of ten the most musically gifted boys are channelled into the choir. The present membership of around 100 are in good company, as the 500-year history of the choir in its various guises is littered with illustrious names, either as choristers or directors: Mozart, Bruckner, Schubert, Haydn. Historically, the boys sang at the imperial court, then after the Habsburg Empire collapsed the choir became a private enterprise.|
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