Vienna singing holiday open for booking

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Booking is now open for this truly unique winter Vienna singing holiday.

This is a fantastic opportunity to sing in the cathedral where Mozart was married and where his body received its pre-burial blessing.

On this Vienna singing holiday our concert starts at midnight and ends just a few minutes after 1am – the recorded time of Mozart’s death; this is a spine-tingling moment with the cathedral in total silence.

The Requiem will be conducted by Gerald Wirth, Artistic Director of the Vienna Boys Choir, and TRBC participants also have the privilege of hearing a private concert from one of the VBC choirs in the Augartenpalais, home to the choir since 1948 and not normally open to the public.

We will, as usual, be superbly looked after by a team from Specialised Travel Concert Touring, which deals with the logistics for all our singing holidays.

Don’t delay: when we first offered this tour in 2018 it was fully booked within weeks – we could have sold it three times over! 

Book now: www.trbc.co.uk/events/singing-holiday-vienna-mozart/

Mozart’s Requiem soloists announced for Royal Albert Hall event

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We are delighted to reveal the Mozart Requiem soloists for our performance at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 12 May.

Beginning at the top of the vocal range we have Scottish soprano Rachel Speirs, who will be singing with English Touring Opera this Spring in venues from Exeter to Newcastle upon Tyne; mezzo-soprano Bethany Horak-Hallett, who sang Messiah for us in 2022 and also joined the team in Faro for Haydn’s ‘Nelson’ Mass; Ruairi Bowen, fresh from a run of performances over Easter as the Evangelist in Bach’s St John Passion; and bass-baritone Ossian Huskinson.

A splendid soloist in TRBC’s Verdi Requiem in 2023, Ossian was named by the Critic’s Circle as Young Talent of the Year (2022–23) and has recently joined the impressive roster of Harewood Young Artists at English National Opera.

In addition to these Requiem soloists, the horn player in Mozart’s Third Horn Concerto will be Ben Goldscheider, who enjoys an international career as a soloist and chamber music player. He last played for us at the Royal Albert Hall in 2017.

Mozart’s Requiem is one of the best loved pieces in the choral repertoire. The exquisite music, by turns dramatic, pleading, consoling and reflective, never fails in its appeal to singers and audiences alike. You can take part in this event as a singer (rehearsals are at 12 noon and 3.30 pm) or join the audience for this concert which includes more Mozart in the shape of the popular serenade Eine kleine Nachtmusik and the 3rd Horn Concerto.

For more details and booking information visit www.trbc.co.uk/events/mozart-requiem-royal-albert-hall/