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We are a community with two orchestras and eight choirs that complement each other musically. With us you can sing a cappella, play symphonies and also perform large oratorios. All ensembles usually perform with their own groups. Occasionally there are big concerts where several groups perform together. In June 2023, Carmina Burana will be performed as a major event in the Konzerthaus. For 2024 we are planning Gustav Mahler’s 8th Symphony and Howard Shore’s The Lord of the Rings Symphony”.

Due to our large community, we are able to organize regular concerts in concert halls such as the Musikverein, the Konzerthaus or St. Stephen’s Cathedral and invite internationally known artists (such as Dobet Gnahore in May 2022). And we look forward to you joining us from now on!

We rehearse once a week. In addition there are one or two weekend retreats each semester. In order to ensure good musical quality, it is necessary that you attend at least 70% of the rehearsals and practise the works individually. The dates of all rehearsals are given at the beginning of the semester. You do not have to study at the Vienna University to take part in the orchestra.

Auditions for the Symphonic Orchestra and the Philharmonic Orchestra will take place in January 2023.

Please register for one orchestra only

Register for the Philharmonic Orchestra

Regigster for the Symphonic Orchestra


For the philharmonic orchestra strings should prepare the 1st movement from Tchaikovsky’s String serenade”.

For the symphonic orchestra, strings should prepare the 1st movement of Primavera of Vivaldi’s Le quattro stagioni”.

Violins can choose whether they want to play 1st or 2nd violin.

All wind instruments should prepare a piece of their own choice.

There will be a sight-reading test for all musicians.

For certain instruments the following requirements are obligatory:
Flutists must have a piccolo and be able to play it.
Clarinet players must have a B- and A-clarinet.
Trumpeters must have a B- and C-trumpet.

Pianists, percussionists and harpists:
Please send an e-mail to probespiel@​philharmonie.​wien.
We are also looking for pianists to accompany choir rehearsals.
For any other questions send us an e-mail to info@​philharmonie.​wien

Many new students, international exchange students and people new to Vienna come to our orchestras 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!

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