By Paul Collins

The world-famous Vienna Boys Choir will visit Celebration on Saturday, February 23rd at 7:30pm.

Boys Choirs originated in the middle ages to provide treble sound to church music as woman were barred from performing sacred music in public. The Vienna Boys Choir dates back to 1498 when Emperor Maximilian I moved his court to Vienna and demanded that 6 boys be among his musicians.

The Vienna Boys Choir to this day is considered the foremost Boys Choir in the World. About every five years they include Florida on their tour schedule and we are fortunate that they chose Celebration for one of their stops as elsewhere in Florida they are playing in much larger theaters.

We also welcome back to Celebration on Saturday, February 9th at 7:30 the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestras. This year, they will be featuring Borodin’s Symphony #2 and Smetena’s Bartered Bride Overture. These are two very demanding pieces that demonstrate how far the FSYO has advanced in the past five years. The FSYO now tours and competes internationally against the finest youth orchestras in the World.

Tickets for both concerts are very limited. Please contact the Foundation at 407-566-1234 to check on availability. Concerts are performed at Community Presbyterian Church and the Foundation very much appreciates their support of the arts in Celebration.

For more information about the Concert Series and to purchase tickets visit www.celebrationfoundation.org or call 407-566-1234.