Haydn's Theresienmesse at Stephansdom, Vienna

We proudly present a special 2009 festival event: Haydn's Theresienmesse at Stephansdom in Vienna under the director of Gerald Wirth - conductor of the Wiener Sängerknaben (Vienna Boy's Choir). Preceeded by clinics, workshops and special receptions, the festival choir will perform the masterwork with the renowned Domorchester on July 10, 2009. The venue seats over 2000 people and since ticket sales benefit the restoration of this amazing cathedral a full house is expected.
Excellent college, high school, community and church choirs may still apply, but space is limited. Interested conductors are invited to contact Incantato Tours & Concert Management via email. You may also call 718-404-9235 for additional information.

In 2009, Austria celebrates and commemorates composer Joseph Haydn who passed 200 years ago. A true highlight of the celebrations will be the choir festival and concert event at Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral). The magnificent cathedral has influenced Haydn and his work in many ways. In 1739, then 8-year-old Joseph joined the boy choir which he had to leave when his voice broke at age 17. The composer’s relationship with Austria’s most important cathedral intensified in the years to come. In 1760, Haydn even got married in Stephansdom.

The two-day festival includes various workshops with the festival conductor and a dress rehearsal in the cathedral with the Domorchester and well-known soloists prior to the performance benefitting the restoration of Stephansdom. There will be plenty of opportunity for cultural immersion through in-depth visits of Vienna and cultural exchanges with local musicians. Another highlight will be the welcome reception when all festival participants meet under the rooftop of St. Stephen’s Cathedral – a very special place usually closed to the public. The festival concludes with yet another musicians get together after the concert.

Individual performances for participating choirs can be arranged as part of your organization's individual performance tour. Pre- and post-festival European concert tour itineraries will be custom designed for your ensemble. You may choose from a myriad of destinations and performance opportunities in Italy, Austria, Germany, Croatia, Malta, Spain…