Choir: Classical music

Are you interested in singing mainly classical music? We offer three choral groups; you can choose the choir which suits you best and we look forward to your coming! These groups sing their own individual concerts as well as larger joint projects. An audition is necessary for two of these groups. We are offering a new choral group “Concert Choir” from October 2016 which caters to beginners who want to explore the world of classical music. A voice check is necessary to enter this group.

In the last semester we sang the 9th Symphony by L. v. Beethoven in the golden hall of the Vienna Musikverein - in the current semester (June 2017) we will perform Carl Orff`s Carmina Burana at this location. In addition, there will be many other projects with interesting music. Together with the India National Youth Orchestra, we will rehearse and perform the Beethoven 9th in April 2017 (Easter Week) in Bangalore, India.

It is also important that our singers can participate in interesting international projects which contribute to their personality development. Therefore, we travel every year on concert tours. In the past we have sung concerts in the United States, Canada, Brazil, China, India, Peru, Chile, Turkey, Syria, Armenia, Georgia, Lebanon and throughout Europe and also invited choirs and orchestras from these countries to Vienna. You can view photos of concert tours here.

We also offer additional chamber chorus and ensemble projects. These will include Madrigals as well as works by Hugo Wolf, Richard Strauss and Arnold Schönberg.

You can find the appointment details for the next auditions in March 2017 under Join us. Depending on the number of registrations, the exact audition appointments will be allocated.

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

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.