Thursday, February 28, 2013

Confirmed Venue: Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna

Photos courtesy of Schönbrunn Facebook page
The St. Bonaventure's College Chamber Choir and Wind Ensemble is scheduled to perform in front of the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna on Tuesday, April 9, as part of the Vienna Tourist Board Voices of the World initiative.
As Austria's City of Music, the capital city of Vienna is able to boast with composers such as Joseph Haydn, Franz Schubert, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven and more, all of whom have worked here. In light of this rich musical history, the Vienna tourist board has launched a special initiative called Voices of the World for music groups from around the world. 
It is inviting choirs, bands, orchestras and other musical groups from all parts of the world to Vienna and is offering the opportunity to perform in at one of the city's most stunning and most popular sights: the baroque Schönbrunn Palace. Aside from the unique atmosphere, the groups will also be experiencing open-air performances as they perform in front of the Palace, at the foot of the sweeping staircase. 
Last year, over 100 musical groups from around the world were invited to particpate in this unique initiative.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Confirmed Venue: Melk Abbey, Austria

On Friday, April 5 the St. Bonaventure's College Chamber Choir will be the featured guest choir during a private mass in the Melk Abbey church at 10 am. 
Among the world's most famous monastic sites, the Benedictine Abbey at Melk was originally a palace built between 1702 and 1736. It is located on the banks of the Danube River and adjoining the Wachau Valley, Austria. 
The Abbey contains the tomb of Saint Coloman of Stockerau, as well as the remains of several members of the House of Babenberg, Austria's first ruling dynasty. A highlight within the Baroque abbey complex is the church, which was built around 1702 and featuring striking frescoes.