The Regensburger Domspatzen (Regensburg Cathedral Choir) are the Regensburg Cathedral choir of boys and young men and sponsored by the Regensburger Domspatzen Foundation. With the foundation of the cathedral school in 975 by Bishop Wolfgang and a special focus on musical education, the choir is one of the oldest boys' choirs in the world and one of the most famous and renowned choirs at the same time.
The concerts by the choir, who had mainly performed liturgical singing in the bishop's church until then, were gradually expanded under Theobald Schrems in the 1930s. This laid the foundation for their lasting fame. In 2002 the Domspatzen were awarded the title Cultural Ambassadors of Europe by the European Federation of Choirs.
The choir is supported by the Regensburger Domspatzen Foundation. The "Freunde des Regensburger Domchors" e.V. (Friends of the Regensburg Cathedral Choir) association is also a foundation partner, in addition to the Regensburg cathedral chapter. The "Freunde des Regensburger Domchors" e.V. association was founded in 1925. It focuses on all the commercial and organisational aspects of the Regensburger Domspatzen's non-liturgical concerts.
The association has more than 1,000 members whose membership expresses their bond with the Regensburger Domspatzen and its Christian, musical training and educational goals, in most cases, for life.