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Our Sing Along Concerts in Vienna and Salzburg offer individual singers and choirs the opportunity to perform an important work of choral music in Vienna’s St. Stephen’s Cathedral or Salzburg Cathedral in a professionally organized concert. For 16 years, individual amateur singers and choirs from all over the world come to Austria to be part of this unique Sing Along experience.
Under the direction of a renowned choirmaster you will be studying the current piece for several days in workshops during the Sing Along! (formerly Come and Sing!) Choir Festival. As part of the Sing Along! Festival Choir newly formed for each piece, you will then perform the work together with your fellow international singers, the Cathedral Orchestra and renowned soloists in a festive final concert in front of a broad audience in Vienna's St. Stephen’s Cathedral or Salzburg Cathedral.

The Artistic Directors


 

Prof. Gerald Wirth
President and Artistic Director of the Vienna Boys' Choir
Artistic Director of the Sing Along! Choir Festivals in Vienna
Prof. János Czifra
Domkapellmeister at Salzburg Cathedral
Artistic Director of the Sing Along! Choir Festivals in Salzburg

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33rd Sing Along! Choir Festival | Vienna 2022


F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Elias (MWV A 25)

St. Stephen's Cathedral | 7 to 9 July 2022

Commemorating the 175th anniversary of Felix Mendelssohn’s death, perform his Elijah at St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna. The oratorio about the story of the biblical prophet Elijah is still one of the composer's best-known works. Mendelssohn translated the drama from the Old Testament into equally dramatic music, some of which has operatic features.

Under the direction of Prof. Gerald Wirth, President and Artistic Director of the Vienna Boys' Choir, you will work on the piece over several days in German- and English-language workshops. Together with renowned soloists and the Vienna Cathedral Orchestra, you will perform Mendelssohn's Elias as part of the Sing Along! Festival Choir in a festive concert at St. Stephen's.

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34th Sing Along! Choir Festival | Vienna 2022


F. Schubert
Mass in E-flat Major (D 950)

St. Stephen's Cathedral | 14 to 16 July 2022

Sing Schubert's Mass in E-flat Major at St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna celebrating his 225th birthday. With its rich drama and great emotion, Schubert's Mass in E-flat Major has established itself as a masterpiece of 19th-century church music. Schubert composed his longest and largest mass in the last year of his life. The first performance in the Parish Church "Holy Trinity" in Vienna-Alsergrund took place only after his death. "Aspiring to the highest in art" - this is how Schubert is said to have characterized his work.

Under the direction of Prof. Gerald Wirth, Artistic Director and President of the Vienna Boys' Choir, you will study Schubert's Mass in E-flat Major over several days in workshops. As a crowning finale, you will perform the work in St. Stephen's Cathedral as a sing-along concert with the many other singers from all over the world, the Vienna Cathedral Orchestra and renowned soloists.

Programme

Thursday, 14 July 2022:  workshop in the afternoon, in the evening reception of the Church Master of St. Stephen's Cathedral in the roof atrium of St. Stephen’s to get acquainted

Friday, 15 July 2022:  workshops in the morning and afternoon

Saturday, 16 July 2022:  grand evening concert at St. Stephen's Cathedral, followed by reception; dress rehearsal in the morning

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35th Sing Along! Choir Festival | Salzburg 2022


W. A. Mozart
Coronation Mass (KV 317) & Sparrow Mass (KV 220)

Salzburg Cathedral | 25 to 28 August 2022

Perform Mozart's Coronation Mass and Sparrow Mass in Salzburg Cathedral, both of which were premiered here. The Coronation Mass surpasses all other Salzburg masses in its musical expressiveness. The composition of the work is connected with Mozart's new position as court organist from 1799; with the composition he probably wanted to prove his qualification for the new position. The Mass received the nickname Coronation Mass (Krönungsmesse) because of various coronation ceremonies after Mozart's death at which the Mass was performed. The concert will be rounded off with parts of the Vesperae solennes de Confessore and the dense and cheerful Sparrow Mass by Mozart, who was barely twenty years old. The Mass was given the nickname Sparrow Mass (Spatzenmesse) in the 19th century because of the figures in the Sanctus and Benedictus that are reminiscent of the twittering of sparrows.

Directed by János Czifra, Domkapellmeister (Musical Director) at Salzburg Cathedral, you will study the pieces with your fellow international singers during workshops held in German and English. On Saturday, the newly formed Sing Along! Festival Choir will perform the Coronation Mass as a Sing Along Concert with the Cathedral Orchestra and well-known soloists in Salzburg Cathedral. On Sunday, you will sing the Sparrow Mass during the Holy Mass from the organ loft of the Cathedral.

Programme

Thursday, 25 August 2022:  workshop in the afternoon

Friday, 26 August 2022:  workshops in the morning and afternoon

Saturday, 27 August 2022:  grand evening concert at Salzburg Cathedral with the Coronation Mass and parts of the Vesperae solennes de Confessore; dress rehearsal in the morning

Sunday, 28 August 2022:  accompanying the Holy Mass at Salzburg Cathedral with the Sparrow Mass

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Frequently Asked Questions


How Do You Participate in the Choir Festival?

Online-Registration

Register for the Choir Festival comfortably
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We are happy to receive your registration via e-mail to info@kunstkultur.com! Please send us the completed registration form:
Registration form Mendelssohn Elijah Vienna
Registration form Schubert E-flat Major Mass Vienna
Registration form Mozart Coronation Mass Salzburg

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