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 almost 15 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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24th Sing Along! Choir Festival | Vienna 2020


W. A. Mozart
Requiem (KV 626)

St. Stephen's Cathedral | 29 to 31 October 2020

In 2020, you have the opportunity to perform Mozart’s Requiem on All Saints' Day in St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna in a Sing Along Concert. Mozart married his wife Konstanze in St. Stephen´s and two of his children were baptized here. After his death, Mozart was laid out in St. Stephen's, before being transported to St. Marx cemetery in Vienna.

Directed by Prof. Gerald Wirth, President and Artistic director of the Vienna Boys’ Choir, you will study Mozart’s Requiem for several days during workshops held in English and German. You will perform this masterpiece of choral music with your fellow international singers, the Vienna Cathedral Orchestra and renowned soloists in a festive final concert in St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

Programme

Thursday, 29 October 2020:  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, 30 October 2020:  workshops in the morning and afternoon

Saturday, 31 October 2020:  grand evening concert at St. Stephen's Cathedral, followed by reception; dress rehearsal in the morning

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Extended cancellation conditions apply: A free cancellation is
possible up to 4 weeks before the Choir Festival.


25th Sing Along! Choir Festival | Vienna 2020


L. v. Beethoven
Mass in C Major (op. 86)

St. Stephen's Cathedral | 19 to 21 November 2020

In the Beethoven-Year 2020 commemorating his 250th birthday, perform on of his great choral works in a Sing Along Concert in Vienna’s St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Vienna was the center of Ludwig van Beethoven‘s life for more than 35 years. The traces of the composer are diverse: from a large Beethoven Museum, homes and memorials, places of his triumph and doubt, monuments through to Klimt‘s Beethoven Frieze.

You will work with Prof. Gerald Wirth, President and Artistic Director of the Vienna Boys' Choir, for several days on Beethoven’s Mass in C Major in German and English language workshops. As the crowning finale, you will perform the piece in St. Stephen's as a Sing Along Concert with your fellow international singers, the Vienna Cathedral Orchestra and renowned soloists.

Programme

Thursday, 19 November 2020:  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, 20 November 2020:  workshops in the morning and afternoon

Saturday, 21 November 2020:  grand evening concert at St. Stephen's Cathedral, followed by reception; dress rehearsal in the morning

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Extended cancellation conditions apply: A free cancellation is
possible up to 4 weeks before the Choir Festival.


6th Sing Along! Choir Festival | Salzburg 2020


W. A. Mozart
Requiem (KV 626) & Piccolomini–Mass (KV 258)

Salzburg Cathedral | 22 to 25 October 2020

Perform the Mozart Requiem in a Sing Along Concert at Salzburg Cathedral - after all Mozart and Salzburg are inseparable. Mozart was born and raised here, his birthplace and apartment can be visited and you can find traces of Mozart on every corner of the city. Until today the baptismal font in which Mozart was baptized is in use and can be visited in Salzburg Cathedral.

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 Requiem as a Sing Along Concert with the Cathedral Orchestra and well-known soloists in Salzburg Cathedral. On Sunday, you will sing the Piccolomini(Spaur)-Mass during the Holy Mass from the organ loft of the Cathedral.

Programme

Thursday, 22 October 2020:  workshop in the afternoon, in the evening reception in the Domchorsaal to get acquainted

Friday, 23 October 2020:  workshops in the morning and afternoon

Saturday, 24 October 2020:  grand evening concert at Salzburg Cathedral, followed by reception at the Residenzplatz; dress rehearsal in the morning

Sunday, 25 October 2020:  accompanying the Holy Mass at Salzburg Cathedral

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Extended cancellation conditions apply: A free cancellation is
possible up to 4 weeks before the Choir Festival.


26th Sing Along! Choir Festival | Vienna 2021


G. F. Händel
Messiah (HWV 56)

St. Stephen's Cathedral | 8 to 10 July 2021

Perform the original English version of G. F. Händel's Messiah in a Sing Along Concert at Vienna’s St. Stephen’ Cathedral, 280 years after the piece was composed. After all this time, Händel’s Messiah is still one of the most popular pieces of sacred music.

Under the direction of Prof. Gerald Wirth, artistic director and president of the Vienna Boys' Choir, you will study Händel's Messiah for several days during workshops held in English and German. As a crowning finale, you will perform the piece at St. Stephen's Cathedral with singers from all over the world, the Vienna Cathedral Orchestra and renowned soloists.

Programme

Thursday, 8 July 2021:  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, 9 July 2021:  workshops in the morning and afternoon

Saturday, 10 July 2021:  grand evening concert at St. Stephen's Cathedral, followed by reception; dress rehearsal in the morning

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27th Sing Along! Choir Festival | Vienna 2021


G. Verdi
Requiem

St. Stephen's Cathedral | 15 to 17 July 2021

Commemorating the 120th anniversary of Giuseppe Verdi’s death, perform his Requiem in a Sing Along Concert at St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna. Verdi composed his "Messa da Requiem", his most important work outside his immense operatic oeuvre, on the first anniversary of his friend’s death. As a master of his profession, Verdi knew how to express the humility in the face of death and the hope for redemption in a splendid manner.

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 Verdi's Requiem as part of the newly formed Sing Along! Festival Choir in a festive final concert in St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

Programme

Thursday, 15 July 2021:  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, 16 July 2021:  workshops in the morning and afternoon

Saturday, 17 July 2021:  grand evening concert at St. Stephen's Cathedral, followed by reception; dress rehearsal in the morning

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7th Sing Along! Choir Festival | Salzburg 2021


W. A. Mozart
Coronation Mass (KV 317) & Organ Solo Mass (KV 259)

Salzburg Cathedral | 26 to 29 August 2021

Perform the Mozart Requiem in a Sing Along Concert at Salzburg Cathedral - after all Mozart and Salzburg are inseparable. Mozart was born and raised here, his birthplace and apartment can be visited and you can find traces of Mozart on every corner of the city. Until today the baptismal font in which Mozart was baptized is in use and can be visited in the Cathedral you will be performing in.

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 with the Cathedral Orchestra and well-known soloists in Salzburg Cathedral. On Sunday, you will sing the Organ Solo Mass during the Holy Mass from the organ loft of the Cathedral.

Programme

Thursday, 26 August 2021:  workshop in the afternoon, in the evening reception in the Domchorsaal to get acquainted

Friday, 27 August 2021:  workshops in the morning and afternoon

Saturday, 28 August 2021:  grand evening concert at Salzburg Cathedral, followed by reception at the Residenzplatz; dress rehearsal in the morning

Sunday, 29 August 2021:  accompanying the Holy Mass at Salzburg Cathedral

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Frequently Asked Questions


How Do You Participate in the Choir Festival?

Online-Registration

Register for the Choir Festival comfortably
though our Online Reservation System.
If you have any questions please contact info@kunstkultur.com.

Registration per E-Mail

We are happy to receive your registration via e-mail to info@kunstkultur.com! Please send us the completed registration form:
Form Requiem Vienna
Form Beethoven Vienna
Form Requiem Salzburg
Form Verdi Requiem 2021
Form Händel Messiah 2021
Form Mozart Coronation Mass 2021

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