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Philharmonic Choir

This choir consists of our most talented and ambitious singers who possess sufficient musical training, sight reading skills and singing techniques. It is assumed that a part of the repertoire is learned in self-study, so that the joint rehearsals can mainly concentrate on the musical interpretation of the works. The repertoire includes symphonic works and oratorios, as well as a cappella works from the Renaissance to the modern age. The choir sings 4-5 concert series each year with a focus on classical music.

In autumn 2024 there will be two concerts at the Golden Hall of the Wiener Musikverein. On November 11th, music from the video game“Genshin Impact”on December 14th, motets by Anton Bruckner will be sung. On March 29th and 30th, 2025, the rarely sung 20-part “Deutsche Motette” by Richard Strauss will be sung and on June 15th , Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem will be performed in the Musikverein. Together with the Philharmonic Orchestra, the choir will give concerts in autumn 2025 in the Salle Pleyel in Paris and in the Royal Albert Hall in London.

In May 2024, the choir sang Gustav Mahler’s 8th Symphony. Previous projects included "Ein deutsches Requiem" by Johannes Brahms, the Christmas Oratorio and the B minor Mass by Johann Sebastian Bach, the "Trois Chansons" by Claude Debussy, "Daphnis et Chloe" by Maurice Ravel, the Mass for two choirs by Frank Martin as well as a cappella works by Francis Poulenc and Olivier Messiaen.

For the audition a sight reading test is necessary. In this choir we are primarily looking for altos and tenors, but all voices are welcome. The age structure is between 18 and 50 years.

Rehearsals: Tuesday 6 – 8 p.m.
Rehearsal Rooms

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