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{SPEAKER name="Lisa Chickering "}
Work is over and now, as all boys, they're anxious to play.

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Yearly the boys appear in concerts throughout the world — and in Vienna, along with their traditional singing Sunday Mass at the Hofburg Chapel, they perform at the state opera, in films, at festive occasions, and they're certainly a cherished part of the Viennese musical life.

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{SILENCE}

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After lunch, they hike up a mountain path to a clearing for more games and play.

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They're always under the watchful eye or, as here, on the shoulders of older boys who were once choir boys themselves.

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Many have gone on to great positions in the musical world and have become famous conductors and composers — such as Haydn, Schubert, and Bruckner, just to name a few.

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Well here, I'm afraid, it looks like they're getting ready for their American tour.

[[LAUGHTER]]

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It's a sad day when their voices change and [[they]] can no longer be a member of the celebrated group — but they're not dismissed, but instead can remain for as many years as they had spent singing.

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They do chores — such as giving a muchly needed bath to the car, take care of the younger boys, and help run the hotel — aside from being able to pursue their studies and complete their higher education.

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The performing choir boys' only duty in the summer is to sing, rest, and play. Or, as here, wander off to explore the beautiful countryside.

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Little Hans' watch must say it's time for their talk with Professor Grossman, who gives several hours a day to individual instruction. So off they go to meet him.

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Professor Grossman not only wants them to know the music, but also to understand it's spiritual meaning, so tells them the biblical stories connected with it.

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Hereto, he's going over their parts of Schubert's Serenade.

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[[MUSIC]]

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