We are a big community of choirs and orchestras, which complement another musically. With us you can sing a cappella, play symphonies and experience grand oratorios. The choral groups perform on their own mostly, but at some large concerts several groups sing and play together. In 2024 we will perform Gustav Mahler's 8th symphony and are planning the "Lord of the Rings Symphony" by Howard Shore for 2025.
Due to our large community, we are able to organize regular concerts in concert halls such as the Wiener Musikverein, the Wiener Konzerthaus or St. Stephen's Cathedral and invite internationally known artists. And we look forward to YOU joining us from now on!
Our rehearsals take place weekly. There is also a rehearsal weekend once or twice per semester. In order to ensure the musical quality, all rehearsal dates are announced at the beginning of the semester. Attending at least 75% of the rehearsals is mandatory. If fewer rehearsals are attended, participation in the concert will not be allowed. Rehearsals are expected to be attended on time. Singing at the concerts and attending the last two rehearsals is mandatory. Singers who do not show up for the final rehearsals and concerts without a good reason (e.g. illness) and do not inform us will no longer be able to participate in the choir in the future.
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 choirs with different audition requirements.
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, Femmes Vocales and Männersache a voice check is needed after four choir rehearsals, however no sight reading test is required.
Auditions for advanced singers:
The groups Philharmonic Choir, Symphonic Choir, Symphonic Women's 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 can learn parts of the works individually and register for at least one year.
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!