The Vienna University Philharmonic consists of two orchestras and eight choirs where more than 1.000 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.
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we have to change our activities for the academic year 2020/21 fundamentally. In order to be able to offer our singers and musicians maximum security and still maintain a certain normality, we have taken the following measures:
All rehearsals will be held with a distancing of 1.50 m. Before and after the rehearsal, until the seat is taken, a mask is mandatory in the entire university area. Attendance lists will be taken, so that in the event of an infection tracing is possible. Concerts will also be held in compliance with these guidelines. Rehearsal plans follow a four-week module system thus in case of a shutdown, one module can be omitted.