New members who share our passion for classical music are welcome to talk with our musical director about joining the orchestra. Our rehearsals take place on Monday evenings from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM at the crypt underneath Canisiuschurch (entry through gate at Pulverturmgasse 11, 1090 Wien). The rehearsal schedule is kept up to date on the website and will inform about dates and pieces rehearsed. To play with us, you need to fulfill some prerequisites:
have high proficiency in an orchestra instrument and have an instrument at your disposal (instruments in our orchestra are: violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, horn, timpani, percussion)
regularly participate in rehearsals on Monday evenings 7:30 PM (participation in rehearsals is mandatory!) Even though we are happy to discuss anything in English and many of our members have an international background, our rehearsals are in German so basic command of the German language would be needed.
regularly practice the repertoire outside of rehearsals (e.g. come prepared being able to play your part fluently)
support our club by fulfilling the membership duties. This includes especially advertising for our concerts and bringing audience such as family, friends, colleagues etc.
pay the yearly membership fee once you are a permanent club member
Unlike other orchestras we do not hold auditions as we value the ability to play together and participate in the orchestra as such higher than individual musicianship. So the process of becoming a member starts with a first discussion with the Musical Director or the Concert Master. If your previous experience fits and there is an open space in the according section we will invite you to a trial period. The trial period will end with the first concert in which you perform on stage with us. At this point the orchestra board will decide if permanent membership is offered. A positive decision will lead to you be able to become a club member (Vereinsmitglied) and have a permanent seat in your section.
At the moment we are looking for the program that we will perform on March 22nd 2020:
woodwind especially 1st oboe, 1st flute (as of September, before that as replacement of 1st oboe) and 2nd bassoon
brass especially french horn
double bass (instrument for rehearsals can be provided on site)
violas and violins
You're interested in playing with us? Please get in touch and we'll get back to you immediately:
Please take note: depending on the concert program the active musicians might change and some instruments might not be needed for a particular concert. To understand if your instrument is needed for a particular concert and for when you could start your trial period, please contact our musical director.