Tempe Sister Cities will be hosting The Regensburger Domspatzen (Regensburg Cathedral Choir). The world-famous boys choir plays a very important role in the cultural life of Regensburg. They have been called the “Singing Ambassadors of the city”. The Domspatzen will visit Tempe April 22-26, 2014 and will be performing at Tempe Center for the Arts on April 23, 2014. Click here for tickets.
Interested home hosting? The Domspatzen consists of 61 members: 34 boys, ages 11-14; 22 boys, ages 17-19; and 5 adult staff.
During their visit to Tempe, the choir and staff will need home-hosting from Tempe Sister Cities (TSC) members. TSC is asking members to open their homes to host either two boys or a single staff member. Please respond with your offer to home host to Olivia Valdez at Olivia@oliviavaldez.com. Please provide your name, address, email, and cell phone number. If you have an age preference, please let Olivia know.
Thanks for taking the time to think about this great opportunity of hosting members of the Domspatzen Choir from our Sister City in Germany.
“We are excited to host one of the most famous and oldest boys choirs in the world” . In 1976 Pope Paul VI congratulated the “Regensburger Domspatzen” on their 1,000th anniversary.The Domspatzen, literally “Cathedral Sparrows”, trace their origins back to the year 975. In many successful concerts they have won the hearts of their audiences and are welcomed all over the world. They look just as smart in their dark blue suits which they wear in concerts as they do in their red and white liturgical gowns worn during the the services in the Cathedral of St Peter in Regensburg, Germany. The choir’s repertoire comprises music from 16th century chorale to contemporary music. Probably it is their stylistic versatility besides the technical perfection which gives the choir its attractiveness and reputation.
Tickets are on sale now for $25 from all TSC Board Members and at the Tempe Center for the Arts.
For more information, please contact Olivia Valdez at Olivia@olivia valdez.com.