Activities of The World Peace Choral Festival 2020

21st - 25th July 2021, Vienna

 

     


15th July 

      

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.

 


 

15th-17th July


Performance at the United Nations Headquarters in Vienna

 


United Nation Headquarters in Vienna has been supporting the festival since its inauguration in 2010. All choirs will have again the chance to perform at the United Nations Headquarters in Vienna (VIC). 

Note: all choirs can apply for performance at UN Vienna. Each choir has chance to sing individually on this honored site in front of the international guests and UN staff. Total number of invited choirs is limited

 


 

16th-17th July


Workshps at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna/at the residence of the Vienna Boys Choir

 


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 technques. The workshops will be held on different places such as the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna/the residence of The Vienna Boys Choir etc.

Note: all choirs can apply for getting the workshops. Each workshops lasts app. 2 hours 




16th-17thJuly


Music without Borders Concerts



Music connects generations! In the afternoon the Music without Borders Concerts are planned to take place at different social insititutions/retirement homes in Vienna.

Note: 

choirs can apply for performance at one of the concerts. Each choir has 

chance to sing individually. The whole concert will be shared with other choirs.





16th-18th July


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. 




17th-18thJuly


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.




18th July


Competition at Muth Concert Hall of the Vienna Boys Choir 



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. The competition will take place at the concert hall of The Vienna Boys Choir. For details please read the chapter "Celebration and Competition".

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.




16th-18thJuly


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!

Note: request in advance is necessary.




19th July


Gala Concert together with the Vienna Boys Choir 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 Vienna Boys Choir will join in the gala concert and perform alone and together with all participating choirs of the World Peace Choral Festival.

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.




19th July


Attendence as audience at the Gala concert in the Golden Hall



Learn from each other at the festival!

The gala concerts provide valuable chances for the choirs to learn from each other! The festival reserves complimentary concert tickets for choirs members to attend the gala concert as audience and to learn from other choirs! Please ask the festival organizer to reserve these tickets for your choir members!

Note: all choirs can apply for getting the complimentary concert tickets. The total number tickets of these complimentary tickets is limited! the rule of "first come, first take" applies!




Other Special Concerts:

Other special caritas concerts and performances in local culture center/churches/social institutions can be organized for the choirs who apply in advance.



  


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