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Philharmonic Choir

This is a choir for advanced singers who wish to sing challenging choral works ranging from symphonic music to a-cappella works. In order to ensure good musical quality it is necessary that singers attend at least 70% of the rehearsals and have a solid musical background, possess sight reading skills, have basic knowledge of vocal techniques and commit to the choir for at least one year. An audition is required which includes a sight reading test and voice check. The singers of this choir range from 18 to 40 years.

In the concert series Mass Compositions as an Art Form” the main emphasis in the coming summer term will be the Mass in b Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach.

We offer our singers the opportunity to perform in smaller ensembles and as soloists; therefore a madrigal concert with solo ensembles will be organized in spring 2019.

In December 2018 the choir sang parts of the Christmas Oratorio by Bach, the Messiah by Handel as well as the eight part Jubilate Deo” by Gabrieli at the Vienna Musikverein. In the summer term 2018 the Mass for two choirs by Frank Martin and the Sept Chansons by Francis Poulenc were sung. In December 2017 the European premiere of Vijay Upadhyaya’s 2nd Symphony was performed. 

In this choir we are accepting men’s voices in March 2019. Women can join from autumn 2019 onwards.

Rehearsals: Tuesday 6 – 8 p.m
. "Stöckl Building"
Rehearsal Rooms

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