You are over 60 years old and an enthusiastic female singer? You finally have time to pursue your musical interests and want to join a choir (again)? Starting in October, we will put on a course where vocal techniques and singing will be practised without any obligations to perform. Here, singing is seen as a form of therapy to enhance physical and psychological balance. Hence, this choir has easier and voluntary performances.
Around 7,000 seniors are enrolled at the University of Vienna — that is where the idea of this group started. However, everybody is welcome to join. In this group you can enjoy singing in a relaxing atmosphere and friendly community. The various singing exercises focus on age-specific topics such as breathing-techniques, pelvic floor exercises and stretching.
It is scientifically proven that people who sing release higher levels of endorphins (happiness hormones) and benefit from better coordination of the right and left sides of the brain. Even the heart beat can be regulated through singing. All of these factors contribute to a more positive life and improve productivity.
Concerts with shorter and easier repertoire are sung by this choir although the main emphasis is on pedagogical work with mature voices. In the summer term 2018 the choir will sing Lieder by Franz Schubert and Robert Schumann. A choir workshop in Italy has been planned in the beginning of September.
Last semester the choir sang the Christmas oratorio by Charpentier “In Nativitatem Domini Nostri” and Christmas carols in two concerts.
Rehearsals: Tuesday 4.15 – 5.45 p.m.