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 choir literature has been composed for women’s voices and this group dedicates itself to this repertoire. Singers in this choir have a solid mucial background, sight reading skills and basic knowledge of vocal techiques. The age of the singers ranges from 35 to 55 years; both students and alumnae are welcome. An audition is required which includes a sight reading test and voice check.
This choir mainly sings works for women’s voices but projects with the mixed choirs are also undertaken. In the summer term 2018 songs by Sergei Rachmaninov as well as the wonderful “Stabat Mater” by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi will be performed. Parts of the Stabat Mater will also be recorded in a video production.
Last December the European premiere of Vijay Upadhyaya’s 2nd symphony was performed at the Vienna Musikverein, after its world premiere in Beijing the month before, where it was performed by the China National Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. It is the first time that the People’s Republic of China has commissioned such a large work from a non-Chinese composer. In the last academic year, this choir sang a world-music concert as well as Beethoven’s 9th symphony and Orff’s Carmina Burana, both of which were performed at the Vienna Musikverein.
Rehearsals: Wednesday 6 – 7.45 p.m.