Our vision for the Come and Sing! Choir Festivals is to offer everybody – whether it is an amateur singer or a long-standing pro, choir or individual person – the opportunity to sing an important work of choral music in Vienna’s St. Stephen’s Cathedral or Salzburg Cathedral within the framework of a professionally organised concert.
For almost 15 years, choirs and individual singers from all over the world come to Austria to be part of this unique experience. Under the direction of a renowned artist you will be studying the latest piece for several days in workshops during the Choir Festival and you will then perform the work in a festive final concert in Vienna's St. Stephen’s Cathedral or Salzburg Cathedral with the Cathedral Orchesta and renowned soloists.

 

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


24th Come and Sing! Choir Festival | Vienna


W. A. Mozart
Requiem (KV 626)

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

The Choir Festival was postponsed from 16-18 July to 29-31 October.

In 2020, you will again have the opportunity to perform the Mozart Requiem in St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna as part of an international choir. Mozart married his wife Konstanze in St. Stephen´s and two of his children were baptised here. After his death he was laid out in St. Stephen's, before being transported to St. Marx cemetery.

Directed by Prof. Gerald Wirth, President and Artistic director of the Vienna Boys’ Choir, you will study Mozart’s Requiem during workshops (held in English and German). On 18 July 2020 you will perform this masterpiece of choral music with orchestra and renowned soloists, as well as many other participants from all over the world in St. Stephen’s Cathedral where W. A. Mozart was was laid out after his death.

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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25th Come and Sing! Choir Festival | Vienna


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

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

The Choir Festival was postponsed from 9-11 July to 19-21 November.

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.

Ludwig van Beethoven's birthday was 250 years ago! On this occasion you will work with Prof. Gerald Wirth, President and Artistic Director of the Vienna Boys' Choir, on the Mass in C Major in German and English language workshops. As the crowning finale, you will perform the piece in St. Stephen's with many other participants from all over the world, 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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6th Come and Sing! Choir Festival | Salzburg


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

Salzburg Cathedral | 22 to 25 October 2020

The Choir Festival was postponsed from 27-30 August to 22-25 October.

Mozart’s link to Salzburg is well known, as he was born und raised here. Mozart’s Birthplace and apartment can be visited in Salzburg and you can find traces of Mozart on every corner of the city. Until today the baptismal font in which Mozart was baptised is in use and can be visited in the Cathedral you will be performing in.

Directed by János Czifra, Domkapellmeister (Director of Music) at Salzburg Cathedral, you will study the pieces during workshops (held in German and English). On Saturday, you will perform the Requiem with orchestra and well-known soloists in Salzburg Cathedral. On Sunday, the Piccolomini(Spaur)-Mass will be sung 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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26th Come and Sing! Choir Festival | Vienna


G. F. Händel
Messiah (HWV 56)

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

George Frideric Händel's "Messiah" is one of the most popular pieces of sacred music. 280 years after Händel composed the Messiah, the original English version of the work will be performed at the Come and Sing! Choir Festival in 2021.

Under the direction of Prof. Gerald Wirth, artistic director and president of the Vienna Boys' Choir, you will study Händel's Messiah during several workshops (held in English and German). As a crowning finale, you will perform the piece at St. Stephen's Cathedral with many other participants from all over the world, the Vienna Cathedral Orchestra and well-known 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 Come and Sing! Choir Festival | Vienna


G. Verdi
Requiem

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

Giuseppe Verdi, whose 120th anniversary of death is in 2021, composed the "Messa da Requiem", his most important work outside his immense operatic oeuvre, on the first anniversary of the death of a friend. 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.

In 2021 you have the opportunity to be part of an international choir performing the Verdi Requiem in St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna. 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 workshops. Together with well-known soloists and the Vienna Cathedral Orchestra, you will perform Verdi's Requiem at the end of the workshop together with other participants from all over the world in a festive concert in the 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

ONLINE-REGISTRAION


7th Come and Sing! Choir Festival | Salzburg


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

Salzburg Cathedral | 26 to 29 August 2021

Mozart’s link to Salzburg is well known, as he was born und raised here. Mozart’s Birthplace and apartment can be visited in Salzburg and you can find traces of Mozart on every corner of the city. Until today the baptismal font in which Mozart was baptised is in use and can be visited in the Cathedral you will be performing in.

Directed by János Czifra, Domkapellmeister (Director of Music) at Salzburg Cathedral, you will study the pieces during workshops (held in German and English). On Saturday, you will perform the Coronation Mass with orchestra and well-known soloists in Salzburg Cathedral. On Sunday, the Organ Solo Mass will be sung 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

ONLINE-REGISTRATION


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

Registration by Phone or Personally

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