20th - 23rd July 2023, Vienna
Opening Ceremony at St. Stephen's Cathedral
In the afternoon, the Opening Ceremony is planned to take place at St.Stephen's Cathedral, which is the most important religious building and the symbol of city Vienna.
Note: all choirs are welcome to attend the opening ceremony as audience.
Under the leadership of Prof. Gerald Wirth, the artistic director of the Vienna Boys Choir and the artistic director of the festival, conductors from the Vienna Boys Choir and other famous Austrian choral conductors will coach the choirs with different themes and techniques.
Note: all choirs can apply for getting the workshops. Each workshops lasts app. 2 hours
Voices for Peace Concerts
In the evening, there will be Voices for Peace Concerts in and around city of Vienna, e.g. in the MUTH Concert Hall of the Vienna Boys Choir, in the Peter's Church and in the University Church, etc.
Note: all choirs can apply for performance at one of such concerts. Each choir has chance to sing individually on the stage. The whole concert will be shared with other choirs.
|Donation Sales to the UNICEF|
All choirs are welcome to join the initiative and sell their souvenirs brought from its home country at the MUTH Concert Hall. In this way, the choirs may promote their national tradition, their music and help children in need. The sales income will be donated to UNICEF. UNICEF Austria welcomes the goodwill acts of the festival and will issue a certificate to each donating choir.
Note: all choirs are welcome to join in this event. Application in advance is necessary. Choirs are welcome to send its own representatives to handle the sales activities. But in case its representatives can not attend whole time, there will be festival staff members to take care about the sales.
Choirs participating in the category "Competition" will make their debuts in front of the international jury, consisting of world well-known choral conductors and experts. After its competitive performance, each choir will get an analysis for its performance and achievement, coached by conductors from the Vienna Boys Choir and other famous Austrian choral conductors.For details please read the chapter "Celebration and Competition".
Gala Concert at the famous Golden Hall of Musikverein
The rehearsals and gala concert will take place at the famous Golden Hall of the Musikverein in the afternoon and evening, where the famous New Year's Concert of the famous Vienna philharmonic Orchestra is broadcasted each year to the world (https://www.musikverein.at).
Each choir has the chance to perform on this grandiose stage alone and impress the Austrian and international guests.
The gala concert will be one of the highlights of the festival and give the choir members an unforgettable memory.
Note: all choirs are welcome to perform at the Gala Concert. Each choir has chance to sing individually on the stage. The whole concert will be shared with other choirs.
Attendence as audience at the Gala concert in the Golden Hall
Learn from each other at the festival!
The gala concert provides valuable chances for the festival participants to learn from each other! The festival reserves complimentary concert tickets for participants to attend the gala concert as audience and to learn from other choirs! Please ask the festival organizer to reserve these tickets for your choral members!
Note: all choirs can apply for getting the complimentary concert tickets. The total number of these complimentary tickets is limited! the rule of "first come, first take" applies!
Music Dinner and Celebration:
Music connects countries! On request of choirs, dinner and party will be organized for choirs to refresh, to sing, to dance and to celebrate with other choirs together. A great chance to make new friends with other choirs!