It's been more than a generation since the Vienna Boys Choir last performed in this archipelago and now with the new generation of the Boys Choir, they are coming to perform in Manila for a one-night concert at the PICC on November 11.
It is also considered national pride that one of the Vienna Boys is a Filipino. I got the privilege to hear how Lance So joins the Choir that is already more than hundred year old. As member of the Boys Choir, he is staying in a Viennese Castle and experiencing dormitory life and has regular schooling from 7:30 to 6:00 with 2 hours rehearsal.
He was the only one in the family who sings and the reason why he joined because he loves to travel. He already gone to a European tour. It is also his first time to be away from the family from across the globe.
Since then, he knows how to live by himself and is more disciplined and now he speaks German. Although he is a Filipino, he was born in Singapore because his family is already residing since his father is working there. His major pop music influence is Maroon 5.
The concert is also a fund raising project of the Xavier High School Alumni Association. The Embassy of Austria is also eager about this concert since the Filipinos already had ties with Vienna when our national hero Jose Rizal spent some time there.
This is surely an event not to be missed. Who know when they will be back again. For more concert schedules, follow this blog and like L.E.N.S. blogs on Facebook.