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 age limit is 40 years.
On 11th December the choir will sing parts of the Christmas Oratorio by Bach, the Messiah by Handel as well as a 16 part arrangement of „Marias Wiegenlied“ by Reger in a concert at the Golden Hall of the Vienna Musikverein. In spring 2019 opera choruses will be performed in the concert series ”The World of Opera” and the main project of the coming summer term will be the Mass in b Minor by Bach.
We offer our singers the opportunity to perform in smaller ensembles and as soloists; therefore a madrigal concert in solo ensembles will be organised.
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. There were two large projects at the Vienna Musikverein in the past academic year where Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana were sung. In addition, the choir sang the 16 part motet “Hymne” and the rarely performed composition “Taillefer”, by Richard Strauss.
Rehearsals: Tuesday 6 – 8 p.m