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Voice Club Beginners

Due to popular demand a new choral group for beginners will be offered in October. This choir has a course character and is based on 2 semesters to get started or to refresh your basic musical knowledge. If you want to continue singing, you can audition for one of the other choirs after a semester or at the end of the academic year. We know from experience that some singers have previous knowledge, but they lack practice or are reluctant to audition. Here you can participate for one or two semesters without an audition, get to know the choirmaster personally and audition at a later date. This course can only be attended for two semesters and cannot be repeated.

With an easier repertoire, we enable you to get started or re-enter music. No audition is necessary for this group - you just come and sing along! With practical examples from simpler choral literature of all musical genres (pop and classical), the focal points of ear training, rhythm training, singing technique and voice retention are taught. Therefore, newcomers can also take part and actively (re)discover the wonderful world of music! There is no age limit for this group.

In this choir you will participate in the following activities per semester:

10 units of weekly choir rehearsals of 90 minutes each
2 units of 60 min. small group singing lessons and ear training
2 units of 60 min. in small groups, music theory and rhythm
Participation in a concert with the studied repertoire

In the 1st semester the following additional classes will be offered:

One 60 min. unit lecture in music history
One 60 min. unit lecture in instrumentation and acoustics
Optional- A visit to a concert in the Musikverein with a work introduction (standing costs € 8)

In the 2nd semester the following additional classes will be offered:

One 60 min. unit polyphonic small group ensemble singing (12-14 singers)
One 60 min. small group evaluation for WS 2024-25
Optional- One 2 hour guided tour through musical Vienna

Course fee € 90 per semester

On December 19th, the choir will sing “A Swinging Christmas” at a Pop Christmas concert in the Musikverein. In June 2024, a medley from the musical "Phantom of the Opera" will be sung in the grand ceremonial hall of the Vienna University.

In June Carl Orff‘s “Carmina Burana” was performed at the Vienna Konzerthaus. This choir sang two large Pop Concerts, “Abba and the 70s” at the Vienna University in December.

Many new students, international exchange students and people new to Vienna come to the Voice Club Beginners 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!

Rehearsals: Donnerstag 20:15 – 21:45, BIG Hörsaal
Rehearsal Rooms

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