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Philharmonic Choir

This choir consists of our most talented and ambitious singers who possess sufficient musical training, sight reading skills and singing techniques. It is assumed that a part of the repertoire is learned in self-study, so that the joint rehearsals can mainly concentrate on the musical interpretation of the works. The repertoire includes symphonic works and oratorios, as well as a cappella works from the Renaissance to the modern age.The age structure is between 18 and 45 years.

The choir sings 3-4 concert series each year with a focus on classical music. On November 23rd, video games compositions from China will be sung - and on December 18th, 8-part Christmas carol movements and motets by Brahms and Bruckner will be sung in the Wiener Musikverein. On May 19th and 20th ,2024, Gustav Mahler's 8th Symphony will be performed. In June, smaller ensembles will be formed and Renaissance madrigals and motets will be sung.

In May 2023, a cappella works of German Romanticism Period, and in June "Ein Deutsches Requiem" by Johannes Brahms were sung.

In December 2022, the choir performed cantatas 1-4 of the Christmas Oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach. In May 2022 this Choir sang „Trois Chansons“ by Claude Debussy and premiered an eight -part composition by Vijay Upadhyaya based on the text of the French Senegalese poet David Diop at the concert „Concert du Continents“ at the Wiener Musikverein. Further past projects were “Daphnis et Chloe” by Maurice Ravel, the mass in B minor by Johann Sebastian Bach, the mass for two choirs by Frank Martin, and a-capella works by Francis Poulenc and Olivier Messiaen.

For the audition a sight reading test is necessary. In this choir we are primarily looking for tenors, but all voices are welcome.

Rehearsals: Tuesday 6 – 8 p.m.
Rehearsal Rooms

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