THE CONCERT ASSOCIATION OF THE VIENNA VOLKSOPER CHORUS
The Concert Association of the Vienna Volksoper Chorus consists of professionally trained singers who are permanently engaged at the Vienna Volksoper. For projects outside of the Volksoper, the chorus appears under the name „Konzertvereinigung Wiener Volksopernchor“.
The field of activity of the chorus includes the performance of stage productions as well as symphonic concert works. The chorus was founded in 1946 as the „Chorvereinigung staatliche Volksoper“ under the leadership of Leopold Emmer. Its first concert took place in February 1947 with „The Childhood of Christ“ by Hector Berlioz in the Great Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna. In 1981 the name was changed to „Konzertvereinigung Wiener Volksopernchor“
The Chorus owes its high artistic level not only to the profound vocal training of its members but also its versatility, flexibility and acting capability in various genres, as well as to the artistic collaberation with outstanding chorus masters and conductors.
The Chorus has participated in numerous guest engagements around Europe and Asia, as well as in notable current Austrian and foreign festivals , such as the Bregenz Festival, the Mörbisch Lake Festival, the Langenlois Festival and the Savonlinna Opera Festival in Finland.
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