The Vienna University Philharmonic consists of two orchestras and nine choirs where more than 800 musicians and singers of different musical levels and age groups perform regularly. It is thus one of the largest musical communities worldwide. The repertoire ranges from classical music to pop, world music, musicals and jazz. The various ensembles cater to specific musical genres and the repertoire is selected according to the level and interest of the participants. Every year 40 – 50 concerts are held in Austria and abroad, reaching an audience of approximately 20.000.
Apart from music, a strong community as well as academic and professional networking are emphasized. Generations of sustainable friendships have been forged. Many international projects, especially important to the personal development of the younger generations, have been carried out in more than 30 countries.
The summer term 2021 will take place from May to September and the winter term as usual from October. The next auditions are planned for October.
In the coming summer months we will rehearse mostly open air in the main courtyard of the Vienna University test regularly. We have a very compact community and assume that by October 80% of our singers and musicians will be vaccinated. From autumn we will move to larger rehearsal rooms so that if necessary, distancing is possible. Therefore we can offer our community many musical experiences as well as safe rehearsals and performances.