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!
Except for the groups Symphonic Women’s Chorus, Femmes Vocales and Singing Generations women can join our choirs not before October 2019. Men can join all choruses in March 2019.
In order to meet the various needs, interests and standards of our singers, we offer nine choirs with different audition requirements.
The groups Voice Club, Concert Choir, Männersache, Femmes Vocales and Singing Generations are for singers without much prior experience, singers who are starting after a long break or for those who do not have more time than to visit one weekly rehearsal. Depending on the choir group, you can just come and sing along, or get a voice check done so that we can determine your voice range.
The groups Philharmonic Choir, Symphonic Choir and Symphonic Women’s Choir sing more ambitious works, which demand more commitment and time. Depending on the group, there are voice checks or auditions necessary.
Simply sing with us!
For the groups Voice Club Beginners and Singing Generations no audition or voice check are necessary.
For Voice Club Beginners right now only a registration for male voices is possible. Female voices can join this choir in October 2019.
Voice check, but no sight reading:
For the groups Concert Choir, Symphonic Choir, Symphonic Women’s Choir, Männersache and Femmes Vocales a voice check is necessary, however no sight reading test is required. Except for the groups Symphonic Women’s Chorus, Femmes Vocales and Singing Generations women can join our choirs not before October 2019.
Auditions for advanced singers
The Philharmonic Choir is 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 choir sings 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.
Female voices can join this choir in October 2019.
Many first year students, international students and all who are generally new to Vienna join our community and have yet to meet people outside of their own university courses.