The musical education of Austria is one of the best in the world. School children in primary schools learn how to read and write music – just like any other languages. The government also strongly supports the education of music learning in various forms, offering subsidies and other incentives so that high quality music education is affordable and made accessible to everyone.
We have specially curated a series of workshops entitled: The Culture of Singing and Encouraging Music Making In The Classroom. The voice / singing is the most accessible form of music making and we have invited the world famous Vienna Boys Choir and their Artistic Director Professor Gerald Wirth who has a wealth of experience to share with you.
We hope that you can join us in this exciting series of workshops, so that our students can be enriched by continuous learning and upgrading.
11 Jan 2018
12 Jan 2018
13 Jan 2018
15 Jan 2018
The early bird does catch the worm. Come and browse the selection of vendors and their materials. Enjoy a morning coffee/ tea on us.
Opening Ceremony of SVBC Week
Welcome address by Guests of Honour.
Highlights of SVBC Week
Short Performance by The Vienna Boys Choir
Session 1 Topic
The system of voice and choral training in Austria and the Vienna Boys Choir. What remained and what evolved over the years.
Have a stretch!
Session 2 Topic
Dealing with changing voices. The psychology, vocal and health issues
Q and A
Opportunity to clarify the concepts covered in the morning.
Enjoy a delicious lunch, browse offerings from the vendors, network and recharge for the next session.
Master Class 1
Watch and learn as choir 1 get coached by Gerald to produce results and overcome their hiccups.
Master Class 2
Watch and learn as choir 2 get coached.
Summary / Q and A
As we wrap up day 1, ask your questions and clarify your thoughts!
Enjoy the afternoon tea break, mingle with fellow conductors and check out the vendors at Arts House.
Early bird catches the worm. Enjoy a coffee on the house and browse through vendors' offerings
Conducting Vienna Boys Choir (Conductor 1 & 2 )
As a conductor, you have the opportunity to conduct the Vienna Boys Choir.
Other conductors can learn immensely from this experience.
Conducting Vienna Boys Choir (Conductor 3 & 4)
Continuation of the previous session.
Enjoy the delicious lunch, network with other participants and browse what the vendors have to offer
Master Class 3
Choirs have a chance to be coached by Gerald Wirth.
Master Class 4
Master Class session continues.
Session 2 for teachers and educators
The culture of singing and encouraging music making in the classroom. Part 1. (This involves discussion with teachers)
Enjoy and relax.
Big Choir Rehearsal for 15th Jan Concert
This is a open rehearsal where participants can watch the VBC conductor in action.
After Rehearsal Chill Party
Yes, we need to let our hair down after the workshops, rehearsals and all the hard work. Join us at the after rehearsal chill party in our SOCIALISE Event.
(For Parents, Teachers, Conductors)
Introduction to Vienna Boys Choir
How to identify musical talent in your child
How do I encourage and enhance musical talent in my child
Life as a chorister
Q and A
Audition for VBC
Those who have registered can audition to be in this world famous choir
GALA Concert by Vienna Boys Choir
Enjoy an exquisite evening of choral music by the Vienna Boys Choir
After Concert Chill Out
Socialising Event No. 2. You have guessed it right. We need another excuse to have a beer, relax, meet other people and basically just chill. Come on down and meet and relax.
Bump In for performers of 15th January Concert
Arrival at Esplanade Concert Hall
Rehearsal with Orchestra and Choirs
Rehearsal for evening's performance. (Workshop participants can watch the rehearsal) (Rehearsal for participating choirs only)
Watch Esplanade Concert
Coming together to Sing Concert with VBC, Kids Philharmonic Orchestra and local choirs.