Vienna Pop & Jazz Choir
Vienna Pop & Jazz Choir
This choir is for singers who want to make music at the highest stage. Our goal is to perform high-quality arrangements and songs with beatboxing/vocal percussion and to become established nationally and internationally. Vienna Pop & Jazz Choir performs at various vocal festivals and is eager to regularly work with other well-respected choirs in this genre. In this way, the singers of this choir have the chance to travel together, to advance musically, to connect with other choirs and artists and to have fun and create a community which respects each other. This choir is a choir out of the ordinary!
It is our vision to regularly produce our own songs and to constantly expand our musical spectrum with new facets. This includes working with artists and bands of different styles as well as writing our own songs and arrangements. In short: Choir “out of the box”!
We participated in and held multiple awesome projects and concerts so far:
- Trip to Istanbul – Joint concert with the choir „Chromas“
- „BALCANTO“ – Opening of the VOICEMANIA a capella festival on the 8th of November 2019
- Concert at the VOICEMANIA festival – 27.11.2019
- „Evolution of Music 2.0“ video project
- Final of the „Cup der Chöre“ choir competition – January 2020
- Studio recording – charity project
- Multiple self-written arrangements and songs
Auditions / Dates
The registration for the winter semester 2020/21 is open!
An audition is necessary to participate in the Vienna Pop & Jazz Choir. The following audition dates are available:
- 16.9.2020, 6-7 pm
- 30.9.2020, 6-6:45 pm
All auditions will be held in the “Chorsaal” on the 2nd floor of the Musikgymnasium Wien (Neustiftgasse 95-99, 1070 Wien).
Once you apply, you will receive an automatic E-Mail, confirming your application. In September 2020, you will receive your respective rehearsal schedules and further information regarding your audition. We’re looking forward to seeing you!
Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, please read our Corona FAQs before attending any of our rehearsals!
First rehearsal: 14.10.2020, 7 pm
Conductor: Mag. Karin Wagner
Rehearsals: Wednesday, 7 pm
Location: Musikgymnasium Wien, Neustiftgasse 95-99, 1070 Vienna
Free spots October 2020: 1x Sopranos 1, 1x Altos, 2x Tenors; 2x (Low) Bass
What we offer you:
- Versatile Pop & Jazz-Repertoire – self-made songs & arrangements, high-quality a-Cappella covers,…
- Focus on a-Cappella performances + vocal percussion
- Constitutive work with a consistent group – limited choirspots!
- Production of music videos
- Professional sound and video recording
- Concerts with professional staging, sound- and light engineering
- Cooperations with national and international well-respected artists and bands
- Concert trips to other countries
- Performances and visits of national and international festivals
- Reduced prices for our Workshops
- Community & platform for vocal Pop& Jazz in every possible way
Prerequisites for attending:
- Experience as a singer – it does not matter whether you’ve been in a choir, an ensemble, a band or have sung solo
- Willingness to study the songs yourself at home (with an online learning file)
- Motivation to advance as a singer and to participate in different workshops (Improvisation, Vocal percussion, Rhythm & Groove,…)
- Commitment to attend more than 80 percent of rehearsals
- Team spirit & sense of community
- Willingness to attend at 1-2 concert trips of several days‘ duration per year
- To put 2-3 hours of time into studying at home (learning notes, listening to recordings, trying out different sounds and timbre, doing exercises, …)