Austria's Stimmbogen celebrates its 10-year anniversary

Vienna Boys Choir

Stimmbogen is an arts education initiative which was started in 2002 by the Vienna Boys Choir and the Austrian Ministry of Education, Art, and Culture. The aim of program is to encourage children and adults to explore the power of singing and to increase its appeal.

Every year Stimmbogen visits educational institutions around the country to educate the public on different topics related to singing. They produce concerts and host discussions and workshops with voice experts, ENT specialists, speech therapists, voice coaches, choirmasters and music teachers.

On June 26, 2012 Stimmbogen turns ten and to celebrate a song sung by Austrian schoolchildren together with the Vienna Boys Choir will be broadcast via live stream into classrooms around the world. The creators of the project, entitled “Mutter Erde” (“Mother Earth“), hope children across the globe will tune in and sing along.

1600 children will sing from different locations throughout Vienna such as the Vienna State Opera, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Natural History, Parliament and City Hall. The day culminates with a live performance in Vienna's Konzerthaus. School groups and choirs will perform alongside well-known professionals such as the Vienna Boys Choir and pianist Markus Schirmer and friends.

The event will stream at 11:00AM Central Europe time on June 26 at