Symphonic Women’s 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 – 65 years . An audition with a voice check is required.
At the end of June 2021, Gustav Mahler’s 2nd Symphony will be performed in the Musikverein. In June 2021 concerts with a-cappella motets by Verdi, Mendelssohn, Arcadelt and more will be sung. 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.
In autumn 2020 seven concerts with W. A. Mozart’s Requiem were sung at St. Stephen’s Cathedral and Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 was performed at the Vienna Musikverein. Other past projects were “A Ceremony of Carols” by Benjamin Britten, concerts “The World of Opera” with works by Borodin and Rimski- Korsakov, a gospel and pop Christmas concert in the Golden Hall of the Vienna Musikverein, a song cycle by Rachmaninov, the 9th Symphony by Beethoven and the Carmina Burana in the Golden Hall of the Wiener Musikverein. In December 2017 the European premiere of Vijay Upadhyaya’s 2nd Symphony was performed.
Rehearsals: Wednesday 6 – 7.45 p.m.