Choral Advent in Vienna

Advent Sing Vienna 2021

TARGET – PATRONAGE

The event «Advent Sing Vienna« is a international meeting of choirs from all over Euopre and the United States of America in a festive and christmas atmosphere. Advent concerts in different places in the City of Vienna under the patronage of the «Cultural Department of the City of Vienna».

 

DESTINATION VIENNA

Vienna is the world’s capital of music , Vienna Philharmonic and the Vienna Boys’ Choir are world famous, while the National Opera and the Musikverein Golden Hall are among the best concert halls in the world. A tradition that endures as all kinds of music festivals and events take place throughout the year. Vienna is the home of great composers like Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Strauss, Brahms and Haydn. Austria is the place where the golden age of classical music had its splendid Renaissance.

During your stay, take a musical journey to see Vienna’s unique sound museum – located within the historic palace of the Archduke Charles in the old town. Look “over the shoulder” of the great composers of the past as they compose their music; meet with the best musicians of the moment and take a look at the future of music created by computer.

Vienna has a small size historic centre embracing a huge amount of monuments and stunning artwork. The centre of Vienna -Old Vienna- still retains its medieval layout, where the beautiful cathedral of St. Stephen, stands. The distinguished district of Hofburg, former residence of rulers is now home to embassies, offices and elegant shops. Hoffburg remains the most exclusive area of ​​Vienna, and the location of the Burgtheater, the most prestigious theatre of the German language. You will be impressed by the Schönbrunn Palace, a replica of Versailles in Paris, and the Belvedere, summer residence of Prince Eugene, now home to major art museums. See the house where Sigmund Freud worked for nearly 50 years and explore the Natural History Museum and the Kunsthistorisches, the Museum of Art History. Visit the Spanish Riding School, have fun on the Giant Ferris Wheel in the Prater, or relax in one of the famous cafes while savouring one of their delicious tarts and cakes… Vienna is fantastic!

Pack your bags and get ready to enjoy this enriching experience in the heart of European classical music!

FRIDAY: Arrival at your hotel in Vienna. Dinner and overnight at the hotel

SATURDAY: Breakfast in hotel and departure for the guided tour of Vienna. Lunch on your own. Afternoon free at disposal or Advent Concert at the Christmas Market in front of the Castle Schönbrunn. Dinner at a typical restaurant (Heuriger) at Gumpoldskirchen or Grinzing. Overnight.

SUNDAY: Breakfast in hotel and continue to visit Vienna with your guide or participation/mass service in one of the beautiful churches of Vienna. Lunch on your own. Afternoon Concert at the Great Hall of the City Hall of Vienna. Dinner in Restaurant at the City centre of Vienna. Gala Final at the City Hall with a glass of sparkling wine and delivery of the certificate/diploma. Overnight.

MONDAY: Breakfast at the hotel and departure from the city of Vienna.

NOTE:
Final details of the specific program for each choir will be made specially for every participating choir in conjunction with the overall organization committee of the event.

  • 3 Nights in Vienna in 3* Hotel (ca. 15 minutes by bus from the city centre) with buffet breakfast
  • 2 Dinners at hotel or restaurant with 3 course menus, without beverages
  • 1 Dinner in a typical restaurant with 2 course menus, including ¼ wine – Gala Final at the City Hall of Vienna with 1 glass of sparkling wine
  • Organisation of 2-3 performances including assistance
  • 2 guided tours of Vienna (ca. 3 hours, no entrance fees included)
  • Rehearsal room in hotel at disposal – Advertising
  • Each 25th person free of charge

Possible performances: (to choose a maximum of 3)

  • Performance in a mass service in a Viennese Church (4 / 5 songs of the liturgy)
  • Performance of the choir in a nursing home or similar (45 – 60 minutes).
  • Performance of the choir in the Vienna City Hall (30 minutes).
  • Performance of the choir at the Christmas market (outdoor stage) (20-25minutes)

(1) Not available for children and youth choirs)

AVAILABLE DATES: Thursday through Monday from November 30th to December 14

Possibility to extend and customize the trip around the basic program.

Additional days and excursions can be added to the basic programme.

You may request a free quotation if you wish.

YOUR JOURNEY TO VIENNA – OPTIONS

a) By air from major cities  may be the most convenient.
We can arrange your flight if you wish or you may book directly with an airline. Price of airport transfers and required transportation during your stay in Vienna will be quoted upon request.

b) By Bus. If you have the time, this would allow you to do some sightseeing enroute. We can quote the price of bus transportation upon request.

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS FROM VIENNA

Vienna’s outskirts are especially attractive: romantic landscapes and picturesque villages invite hiking.

Take a boat trip on the “Wachau” river, along a particularly beautiful stretch of the Danube Valley. You will be amazed  by the intensity and variety of  landscapes: view the Benedictine Abbey of Melk, which stands majestically on a high rock on the river, the wine villages of Spitz, Dürnstein and Weißenkirchen,  surrounded  by the hills on which grapes  mature to make fine wines.

The southern Vienna Woods can be visited in a half-day tour; do not miss the Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz, and the modest hunting lodge in Mayerling, which receives visitors from around the world attracted by the mysterious history of the death of Crown Prince Rudolf of Hapsburg. You will also be delighted with the idyllic spa town of Baden (20 km south of Vienna) with its sulphurous thermal baths, casino and racetrack.

Lake Neusiedl to the southeast is about one hour from Vienna. This is the  largest steppe lake in Central Europe and Austria’s largest lake, located in the foreground  of the small Hungarian plain, surrounded by a thick cane grove which shelters a unique bird life. The wine villages around the lake such as Rust or Mörbisch, have a special charm. Operetta performances on a stage on the lake are held here during the summer.

The Twin City Liner on the Danube will take you in just 75 minutes from Vienna to Bratislava, the centre of the capital of Slovakia, especially impressive for its romantic old town and its fortress.

 

 

CORO SAN VITO Italy LO RIGOLE’ Italy
VOX VANTÖR Sweden LES TROUBADOURS DES PONTS France
POLIFONICA ANGELICUS Italy SAN INAZIO ABESBATZA – País Vasco Spain
ENSEMBLE INCREDIBILE Austria CHOEUR DES FEMMES DE MEANNES France
CORAL RICARDO VILLA – Madrid Spain CORAL POLIF. DE SOUTOMAIOR – Galicia Spain
CHOR BALLWEILER-WECKLINGEN Germany AU FIL DE L’ARVE France
CORO SANTA GIULIA Italy CORO SAN GIORGIO Italy
SAN PEDRO TXIKI ABESBATZA – Spain LE CHŒUR DES COLLINES France
DIE HAGHE SANGHERS Holland CORAL STELLA MARIS BJORK – Murcia Spain
LE BONHEUR EST DANS LE CHANT France CORO ACCORDI E NOTE Italy
ENSEMBLE D’HARMONIES VALLE DI SUSA Italy TRANS GOSPEL VOICES France
CHOIR VOLVENE Norway MUSICA INSIEME Italy
CIMA VERDE Italy CROC’CADENCE France
L’ECHO DU LARGE France ASOC. CULTURAL POLIF. XUNTANZA DE MEIS – Galicia Spain
CORO G.B.MARTINI Italy CORALE CITTA’ DI CEPRANO Italy
SOCIEDAD GAZTELUBIDE – S. Sebastian Spain CHORALE MELODIE France
GROSS & KLEIN OLDENDORF Germany CORALE POLIF. CANTORES DEI Italy
Coral Villa de Recas – Toledo Spain CHORALE VOIX D’ORB France
Coral Som – Barcelona Spain EUROPA CANTAT di REANO Italy
VOORNE’S DAMESKOOR Holland CORAL AIRES DEL CASTRO – Cantabria Spain
CIMA VEZZENA Italy CORO GIA QUINTO Italy
CORAL POL. LORENZO PEROSI Italy BREILI INTERNATIONAL CHOIR Norway
CORAL ENCINA DE MATA – Cantabria Spain CORO GIOVANILE “NUOVO CACCIUCO” Italy
THE KILL SINGERS Ireland CAPPELLA MUSICALE DI SANTA LUCIA Italy
CHOEUR AMABILE France ULTNER BÄNKEL SÄNGER – Sud Tirol Italy
CHORALE OTSAILAN (Hendaya) France VELDHOVENS MANNENKOOR Holland
KOMORNI PEVECKY SBOR SLEZSKE UNIV. Check Rep. CORAL POLIFONICA DE BARRO – Galicia Spain
CONSONARE Germany WHY NOTES France
GAUSEL KIRKEKOR Norway CHOR DER HAPTSCHL. HARBACH-LINZ Austria
CORO SACRO CUORE DI GESÚ Italy CORO LA PRESOLANA Italy
VANATÖRS KAMMARKÖR Sweden WHY NOTES France
THE KILL SINGERS Ireland COR DE C AMBRA SOTA PALAU – Blanes – Spain
KOMORNI PEVECKY SBOR SLEZSKE UNIV. Check Rep. GESANGVEREIN REITH Austria
KÖR AKTIVUM Norway CAVAN SINGERS Ireland
CORO BILACUS Italy CORO SS. COSMA E DAMIANO Italy
CORO POPULARE LE CASTELLANE Italy CARMINA DACICA Rumania
Schapp-o-Klax Germany BURGERSCHAFT CHOR – ESSEN Germany
Coro Liturgico Sta. Maria Italy MILEVSKY DETSKY ZBOR Check Rep.
The Carroll Buchanan Chorale USA ZILINSKY MIESANY ZBOR Slovakia
The Episcopal Choral Society USA

CHOR PROMUSICA

ORFEO MONISTROLENC-Catalunya

CORAL DE MONTMELO-Catalunya

ORFEON UCV -Valencia

Coro del Ilustre Colegio de Médicos de Madrid

Germany

Spain

Spain

Spain

Spain

Singengemeinschatft Pflersch Italia

Summary

Dates:

26 – 29 November
03 – 06 December
10 – 13 December
17 – 20 December

Duration: 4 Days – 3 Nights

Location: Vienna

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