One of the most striking features of the Vienna Stephansdom is its unique tiled roof (photo: Georges Jansoone, via Wikimedia Commons)

3–6 December 2018

Mozart at Midnight

Vienna, Austria

Details for singers

Download final musical details

Vocal Scores. Please bring your own copies of Mozart’s Requiem, and learn your part thoroughly before you join the trip. We use the Süssmayr completion (Novello or Barenreiter editions). If you have no local music shop, then Blackwell’s Music Shop can supply vocal scores (01865 333582; email printed.music@blackwell.co.uk). Rehearsal material (CDs/MP3 files of your own vocal line) is available from ChoraLine.

Learning the music. There will be limited rehearsal time in Vienna as we want you to be able to do some Christmas shopping, so all singers are strongly urged to do their homework in advance and arrive at the first rehearsal having learnt the music to the best of their ability. The more practice you manage to put in at home, the better you will enjoy the experience.  Make sure you bring a pencil to rehearsals, as Gerald Wirth is sure to want to add some instructions of his own.

Concert and dress. You can now download the final musical details, also sent by post to participants a few weeks before the trip (along with a detailed itinerary from Specialised Travel), which contain full information about concert timings and dress. Our colour-coded polo shirts will not be suitable for such a prestigious concert, nor will they be warm enough — Vienna will be cold, including the cathedral! We anticipate you may need several layers underneath your concert clothes, and we recommend you invest in long-johns and leg-warmers to hide beneath your dress/skirt/trousers, and look out for some black fingerless gloves.

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