V.O.I.C.E – Pop Plus
V.O.I.C.E POP PLUS Course
For all our members who “want more”…
- You are singing in the POP Choir or POP International Choir and you are still looking for a little bit more input in a smaller group?
- You want to develop yourself faster in singing and music and try out what it’s like to work artistically on a professional level?
- Are you looking for the challenge in more demanding arrangements and are you willing to study them yourself and then work on them at an advanced level according to the motto “dig deeper”?
Then this additional module is perfect for you!
During the rehearsals and concerts, we take care to comply with all safety measures concerning the corona virus.
In the summer semester 2021, we have the following activities planned:
- Professional recording project and music video in April
- A new, innovative concept to make both physical and virtual rehearsals fun
- V.O.I.C.E summer concert on the 11th June 2021 in the Anker Saal – Should the concert not take place due to the corona virus, we will carry out an alternative project (e.g. flash mob or recording project/music video)
- The repertoire is a colorful mix of summer pop hits.
Auditions / Dates
The applications for the summer semester 2021 are open! Before attending a rehearsal, please read our rehearsal rules and corona FAQs first.
An audition is necessary to participate in the V.O.I.C.E POP PLUS CHOIR. Furthermore, you must sing in one of our other choirs to participate in this additional module. (It can only be booked alone in special cases, in that case, the full choir contribution must be paid)
- Learn a song of your choice.
- Accompany yourself, bring a bluetooth box or the sheet music for the song so that we can accompany you.
- The audition will take place in a safe environment and only in very small groups (definitely not in front of the entire choir). The point is for you to have fun and for us to get to know each other.
DISCLAIMER: If you should notice during the first rehearsal that you do not want to sing with us this semester after all, you have the option to cancel by writing an email to email@example.com by March 4, 2021. After that date, 50% of your choir contribution will be charged as a cancellation fee.
Direction: Mag. Karin Wagner
Rehearsals: Mondays 9 – 10 pm (in exceptional cases also Thursdays, 7-9 pm)
Location: Chorsaal, Musikgymnasium Wien 2nd floor, Neustiftgasse 95-99, 1070 Vienna
Group size: approx. 40 – 45 singers* inside
What this course offers you:
• Study of about three challenging arrangements per semester according to the motto "dig deeper" - focus on a cappella + vocal percussion
• Building work with the goal to develop you not only chorically but also as an individual*n singer*in the long term
• Insight into professional working with limited group size (i.e. also an insight into the working methods of the Vienna Pop & Jazz Choir)
• Performances with this group at our concerts, flashmobs, etc.
• Various exercises and video instructions in the areas of sound, intonation, rhythm & groove
• Access to all group voice training units of the Vienna Pop & Jazz Choir with our voice trainer René
Prerequisites for attending:
• You sing either in the V.O.I.C.E - POP Choir or in the POP International Choir
• Willingness to study the songs yourself (learning voices are provided)
• Commitment to be present at > 80% of samples
• Team spirit & sense of community
• Readiness to invest approx. 1 hour per week at home (learn voices, listen to recordings, try out sounds & timbres, do exercises, etc.)