Women’s Symphonic Choir
This is a women’s chorus for advanced singers where symphonic choir literature, oratorios and a cappella pieces are sung. In all periods of music history challenging choral literature has been composed for women’s voices and this group dedicates itself to this repertoire. This choir mainly sings works for women’s voices but projects with the mixed choirs are also undertaken. Singers in this choir have a certain sight reading skills and basic knowledge of vocal techniques. The age of the singers ranges from 35 to 55 years; both students and alumnae are welcome. An audition with a voice check is required.
On 19th December the choir will participate in the gospel and pop Christmas concert at the Golden Hall of the Vienna Musikverein. In spring opera choruses will be sung in the concert series “The World of Opera” and in June a mass by Rheinberger will be performed in the series “Mass compositions as an art form”.
In the summer term 2018 songs by Rachmaninov as well as the wonderful “Stabat Mater” by Pergolesi were performed. In December 2017 the European premiere of Vijay Upadhyaya’s 2nd Symphony was performed at the Vienna Musikverein. In the previous academic year, a world-music concert as well as Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and Orff’s Carmina Burana were performed at the Vienna Musikverein.
Rehearsals: Wednesday 6 – 7.45 p.m.