Choose Sing Mit for Your Next Choir Tour

July 11, 2013 Tori Cook

 

Gerald Wirth, Artistic Director of the Vienna Boys' Choir

Gerald Wirth, Artistic Director of the Vienna Boys’ Choir

In July of 2014, Vienna will play host to hundreds of international singers participating in their annual choir festival – Sing Mit. In this 3-day massed event, choirs from around the globe will have the opportunity to rehearse with a superb conductor and perform in a world-class venue alongside a professional orchestra and soloists.

Sing Mit participants are bound by the love of singing sacred music in a stunning acoustic and beautiful sanctuary. The festival takes place in musical Vienna, July 3–5, 2014. Choirs will perform in one of the great cathedrals of the world, Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s), in the heart of the city, under the direction of internationally renowned conductor Gerald Wirth, artistic director of the Vienna Boys’ Choir.

The festival begins with a gathering and reception on the rooftop of St. Stephen’s Cathedral with a 360-degree view of Vienna and culminates in the once-in-a-lifetime experience of performing Mozart’s “Sparrow Mass” and the Misa Criolla of Ariel Ramírez with orchestra, soloists, and massed choir under the baton of Maestro Wirth for a large and enthusiastic audience.

Sing Mit is open to all ages and nationalities. All proceeds from the performance will go to the restoration of St. Stephen’s
Cathedral!

Festival Schedule
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Arrive in Vienna’s historical city center, where numerous musicians such as Mozart, Beethoven, and many more lived and worked. You may wish to see St. Stephen’s Cathedral and enter the Vienna State Opera. In the afternoon, the first workshop will begin, presented by Gerald Wirth. In the evening, you will attend an evening reception on the roof of St. Stephen’s Cathedral with the musicians of the cathedral (Wiener Dommusik).

Friday, July 4, 2014
At St. Stephen’s Cathedral, participate in a series of workshops with Mr. Wirth. Midday, you will have a break to have lunch on your own before returning to the afternoon workshops. Enjoy the evening at your leisure.

Saturday, July 5, 2014
In the morning, you will return to St. Stephen’s Cathedral for a dress rehearsal. Afterward, you will have time for lunch and sightseeing on your own. In the evening, you will perform in the concert at St. Stephen’s Cathedral starting at 8:30 P.M. To end the festival, you will enjoy a reception with all artists before returning to your hotel for the night.

If you are looking for a choir tour in 2014, Sing Mit is the perfect opportunity. In addition to your participation in the festival, you will experience Vienna’s musically-rich history, stunning baroque architecture and its bustling cosmopolitan squares. You may even wish to visit the home of some of the world’s greatest musical talents including Mozart, Beethoven and Haydn!  Learn more about the festival and you too can be a part of this musically and spiritually enriching experience.

To learn more about the Sing Mit Festival and to register your next choir tour, visit pages.acis.com/sing-mit.html 

St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna, Austria

St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna, Austria

 

 

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About the Author

Tori Cook

Having grown up in a military family, Tori traveled the world at a young age and has visited over 25 countries to date. She is the former Director of Marketing and Business Development at Encore Tours and her passion for travel is matched only by her love of music. She holds bachelor degrees in Vocal Performance and Music Theory and currently performs with Chorus pro Musica in the Boston area. She also directs the Harborlight Show Chorus, a small barbershop chorus in the North Shore.

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