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.
Gustav Mahler’s 2nd Symphony will be performed at the Vienna Musikverein at the end of June 2021. In September concerts with Anton Bruckner’s “Mass in E minor” will take place — perhaps his best and most demanding composition for 8-part choir and wind instruments. A new composition “An Austrian Christmas” for large orchestra, distant orchestra and three choirs by Vijay Upadhyaya, which is based on traditional Austrian Christmas carols, will be premiered on December 12th at the Musikverein. We are also planning two concerts in April 2022 at the Musikverein with the music of John Williams from Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter and much more!
In autumn 2020 seven concerts of the Mozart Requiem were sung at St. Stephen’s Cathedral and Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 was performed at the Musikverein. 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, the Sept Chansons by Francis Poulenc and the 16-part “Hymn” by Richard Strauss. In 2017 the European premiere of Vijay Upadhyaya’s 2nd Symphony was performed.
Rehearsals: Tuesday 6 – 8 p.m.