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Founded in 1900, the Stuttgart Hymnus Boys' Choir is the city's oldest and largest boys' choir and, hence, an important part of musical youth education and promotion in Stuttgart. Every week, the 200 boys and young men between the ages of five and around 25 receive musical training and rehearse for their many concert engagements and church services around the Stuttgart region and all over Europe. In recent years, they have conducted sold-out concert tours through Denmark, France, Spain and Switzerland as well as to Berlin, Hanover and Leipzig. In spring 2014, they visited the United States, where they toured along the East Coast with concerts in Philadelphia, New York, Burlington (VT), Middlebury (VT) and Boston. In 2016, they visited England and Wales, performing in Oxford, Cardiff, London, Croydon and Gloucester. On this release, they perform alongside the Gachinger Kantorei and the Windsbacher Knabenchor to present the very best sacred chorals in the Western music tradition.