Music & Arts


Central Lutheran Church presents The St. Florian Boys Choir from Austria at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, July 7. Under the direction of Prof. Franz Farnberger since 1983, the 40+ members of the choir will be touring the United States.

Founded a thousand years ago in 1071, the St. Florianer Sängerknaben (St. Florian Boys’ Choir) was initially responsible for providing music at the beautiful Monastery of St. Florian in Austria.

Boychoir Website here.

Information on the St Florian Monastery here.

Today the St. Florian Boys’ Choir is an internationally active choir with a diverse repertoire and a clear goal: to convey the joy of making music to their audience. On frequent concert tours they serve as cultural ambassadors of Europe, bringing the great legacy of Austrian music as well as a contemporary repertoire full of new ideas to all continents of the globe.

The boy singers are also in demand internationally, recording CDs and making frequent television appearances. The boys take part in major musical festivals as well as performances in opera houses.

The history of the Convent of St. Florian can be traced back to the early Christian burial site of Saint Florian the Martyr (304 AD). The convent’s baroque church is one of the most beautiful examples of Austrian architecture. The institution of St. Florian Convent Boys’ Choir goes back as far as 1071, at the time when monks of the Augustiner Chorherren took over the monastery.

Central Lutheran Church is located at Huff and Wabasha (7th) next to Winona State University. For more information, call 507-452-5156 or visit the church website: