In addition to our weekly rehearsals, we have one or two weekend retreats each semester. In order to ensure a good musical standard, at least 70% attendance to the rehearsals is necessary. The entire schedule is conveyed at the beginning of each term. You do not have to be a student of the Vienna University to join the choirs!
In order to meet the various needs, interests and standards of our singers, we offer nine choirs with different audition requirements.
In the winter term we are already booked out for all women’s voices, except for the Symphonic and Philharmonic Choir. For these choirs a certain musical experience is necessary.
In November it will be possible to sign up for the next term again.
Simply come and sing!
For the group Voice Club Beginners and Singing Generations no audition or voice check is necessary.
Voice check, but no sight reading:
For the groups Symphonic Women’s Choir, Femmes Vocales and Männersache a voice check is recommended after four choir rehearsals, however no sight reading test is required.
Auditions for advanced singers:
The groups Symphonic Choir and Voice Club are for experienced singers. An audition is necessary for this group where a sight reading test and basics of vocal technique are required. However, you do not have to prepare anything. This choirs sing challenging works demanding more ambition and time from the singers. In order to ensure a high standard, it is necessary that singers attend more intense rehearsals schedules and can learn parts of the works individually.
For an audition for the Philharmonic Choir an obligatory polyphonic piece is to be learned, which will be sent in advance. There is also a sight reading test. This is the most advanced group amongst our choirs.
Many new students, international exchange students and people new to Vienna come to our choirs and have few contacts outside of their own university department. To make it easier for you to join our community, we are organizing a welcome concert with a “Speed Friending” event in mid-October. After the concert there will be dancing and partying! It is very important for us to get to know you guys!