Prefects Gloria Brandner and Erich Lins
In 2009, they toured Japan, and they visited Rome and the Vatican. In 2010, the boys went to Korea, the USA, Canada, and Asia, and in 2011, they were back in the USA. In addition, they traveled to South America, to Russia and Kuwait.
In 2013, they are set to tour Japan once again.
The choir has 26 boys. They hail from Vienna, Lower Austria, Burgenland, Carinthia, Styria, from Japan, Poland, the United States, and from Ireland.
2008: South America, Filming in New York City
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(1756 - 1791)
was composer to the Austrian court; he wrote several operas for Emperor Joseph II. Le nozze di Figaro was first performed in the court's theatre, and there is evidence that the court's choir boys were part of the ensemble. The emperor, who liked efficiency, had asked whether the choir boys who "otherwise only sing masses" might be employed in operas as part of the choir.
Mozart's settings of the mass ordinary feature prominently in the Chapel Imperial's repertoire; the most popular is arguably the "Coronation" Mass.