Symphonic Choir: Classic Advanced

Rehearsals: Tuesdays 6-8pm

This is our most advanced choir which sings a cappella works as well as symphonic choral literature and oratorios and is aimed primarily at singers who have sufficient musical training, sight-reading skills and the basics of vocal technique and commit to participate for at least one year in the choir. An Audition is necessary (sight reading and voice test) and you can find further information under Join Us.

This choir sang the Mass for 2 choirs by Frank Martin and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in the winter term. Next year the 16 part motet “Der Abend” and the seldom performed work “Taillefer” by Richard Strauss as well as a 16 part arrangement of Richard Wagner’s “Isoldes Liebestod” will be sung. In June 2017 the Carmina Burana will be sung at the Musikverein.

 

We endeavour to encourage our singers in participating in chamber music activities and chamber chorus projects will be offered where works by G. P. da Palestrina and Arnold Schönberg will be sung. We are especially looking for high sopranos and low basses. The choir comprises of students and alumni and the age limit is 40 years.

New!! Concert choir: Classic Beginners

Rehearsals: Monday 6-8 pm

Since fall 2016 we are offering a new choir for singers who would like to sing classical music, but do not have much prior musical knowledge. Easier music will be sung in this group and emphasis are laid in the teaching of vocal techniques, sight reading and harmony. Till now all our classical choirs sang mostly difficult music and we were unable to invite singers who wanted to start with singing as a hobby. Beginners are now welcome to join and discover the wonderful world of classical music.

 

No sight reading test is necessary for this group but you need a voice test in order to determine which part you should sing. We will sing simple classical music; the entire programme can only be fixed after we know how many and which voices are interested in this group. We will begin with works by J. S. Bach.

A voice check is necessary to sing in this choir - you can find further information under Join Us. The age limit for this choir is 30 years.

Symphonic Choir: Women

Rehearsals: Wednesday from 6-7.45 pm

This group offers students and alumni between the age of 25 and 50 the opportunity to sing and pursue an interesting hobby. This choir also promotes a "professional networking" for women from various professions. Rehearsals are deliberately set to a "after work" time, so that on one hand, they can be visited directly after work, and on the other hand singers with children find it easier to attend earlier rehearsals. Of course, students are also welcome! At present this group has about 60 singers.

This choir sings own women’s chorus literature as well as joint projects with the mixed choirs. World music concerts as well as the 9th Symphony by L. v. Beethoven were sung in the fall of 2016. The audition involves a voice test which determines your vocal range and sight reading is not necessary. You can find further information under Join Us

Femmes Vocales

Proben: Mittwoch 16:15-17:45 Uhr

Der Chor besteht aus Sängerinnen ab 55 Jahren, welche die Begeisterung und das Engagement mitbringen anspruchsvolle Chorwerke zu singen.
Ab einem gewissen Alter wird die Stimme tiefer - vor allem in den tieferen Lagen wird so ein runder und warmer Klang erreicht, der durch eine junge Stimme schwer zu erzielen ist. Dadurch hat dieser Chor eine besondere Klangqualität. Das breit gefächerte Repertoire reicht von der Renaissance bis hin zu Operetten und Volksliedern.  Für diesen Chor ist ein Stimmcheck notwendig, jedoch wird kein Blattlesetest verlangt. Alle Sängerinnen ab 55 sind herzlich willkommen.

Mitmachen

Im vergangenen Jahr wurden die Carmina Burana im Goldenen Saal des Wiener Musikvereins sowie die „Messe des Pecheurs de Villerville“ von Gabriel Fauré aufgeführt. Im Juli wurde eine Konzerttournee nach Helsinki und St. Petersburg unternommen.

Rehearsal Room

All rehearsals take place in the so called "Stöckl"-building at the Campus of the University of Vienna, unless otherwise specified. Here you can find further information.