"A boy sings ... a beautiful thing."

The Brothers Wey

Terry and Lorin Wey

Terry and Lorin Wey were born in 1985 and 1990 in Berne, Switzerland, to an American-Swiss musician couple, Peggy Wey-Ervin and Markus Wey. Already at the age of two, Terry showed an unusual interest in singing. When he heard of the Vienna Choir boys at age eight, he persuaded his parents to let him join, and moved with his mother and Lorin to Vienna in 1994. There, Terry entered the fourth grade and preparatory Choir, while Lorin went to the Kindergarten of the Vienna Choir Boys. Both boys began voice training with Silvija Purchar, who is still working with Lorin.

Terry soon became one of the Vienna Choir Boys' most celebrated soprano soloists, and with the choir, he travelled through the USA, South America, Asia and most European countries.

Terry and Lorin Wey

He was soloist in various masses in the Imperial Chapel in Vienna, in many performances of "The Magic Flute" in the Vienna State Opera, in Mendelssohn's "Elijah" in the Musikverein with W. Sawallisch, and for the opening of the "Wiener Festwochen" 1998. He can be heard as soloist on the 500-Year Anniversary CD of the Vienna Choir Boys conducted by Agnes Grossmann (Mozart's Coronation Mass and Schubert's Magnificat) and in Mahler's "Das Klagende Lied" conducted by Kent Nagano. He also recorded two solo CDs, "Born to Sing" and "0 Holy Night".

Terry and Lorin Wey

Terry will soon begin his last year at the music high school where he has been since leaving the Vienna Choir Boys in 1998. He studies piano at the Conservatory of Music in Vienna and sings in the Gregorian Choral Schola of the Imperial Chapel. He recently sang in a new production of Benjamin Britten's opera "Billy Budd" in the Vienna State Opera.

Lorin continued his schooling at the Vienna Choir Boys' Primary school. As a Vienna Choir Boy, he sang masses in the Imperial Chapel and "Carmen" in the Vienna State Opera. After a tour to Australia and New Zealand, he left the choir and changed to the music high school, where he will be starting the eighth grade.

Terry and Lorin Wey with Bill Adams, artistic director of The Fort Bend Boys Choir.

His operatic roles include Master Cheney in the contemporary opera "Thomas Chatterton" by Matthias Pintscher in the Vienna Volksoper, Sam in "The Little Sweep" by Benjamin Britten and Miles in "The Turn of the Screw", also by Britten, in the Opera Graz. He also played the boy Mozart in a Japanese film and sang the role of Isaac in the Swiss first performance of the oratorio "Abraham" by Carl Amand Mangold in Berne and Thun, and performed Mozart's "Exsultate, Jubilate" in Schloss Esterhazy. Prior to this trip, he spent five weeks touring Japan with "The Sound of Music", future engagements include Leonard Bernstein's "Chichester Psalms" in Berne, in November.

In the past year, Terry and Lorin have given concerts together in Switzerland, Austria, Germany, France and the USA. They just returned from Texas, where they have been guests of the Fort Bend Boys Choir summer camp for the past three years.

Click the "Full Concert" link to listen to all selections uninterrupted. Click the title to stream each selection or right-click the "D/L" link and select "Save Target as..." to download the selection.

In Concert

Live recordings from concerts in Pennsylvania, USA, August, 2002

Lorin Wey, boy soprano / Terry Wey, piano, organ, alto and tenor
Peggy Wey, recorder, organ, piano / Markus Wey, recorder

"Full Concert"

1.   Ave verum corpus W.A. Mozart D/L
2.   Panis angelicus C. Franck D/L
3.   "Sandmännchen" and "Abendgebet"
from "Hänsel und Gretel"
E. Humperdinck D/L
4.   Duetto Buffo di Due Gatti G. Rossini D/L
5.   Edelweiss Rodgers/Hammerstein D/L

Note: The material for this page was furnished through the courtesy of Peggy Wey-Ervin, mother of Terry and Lorin Wey.

Links to the autobiographies of Terry and Lorin Wey.

Terry Wey | Lorin Wey

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