Jul 7, 2015 Event Time: 7:30 - 9:00 PM
Embassy of Austria, 3524 International Court NW, Washington, DC 20008
One of the oldest secular Austrian boarding high schools (since 1854), the HIB in Graz with its attached Singing-Academy offers its pupils a comprehensive vocal education.
The main emphasis is in preparing its ensembles for classical choir and orchestra concerts (e.g. “Mozart-Requiem”, Beethoven’s “Missa Solemnis”…). The singing pupils from Graz participate regularly in operas and musical productions. On their international tours to such countries as Finland, China, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Latvia, Switzerland, USA, Germany, Hungary, France, Estonia, Luxembourg… the young singers from Graz try to build a bridge from the rich Austrian choir tradition to international contemporary music.
In the last 15 years they have been very successfully taking part in choir competitions all over the world (First place at the Golden gate Festival in San Francisco, Gold Medal at the World Choir Games in Cincinnati…)
The speciality of the singing pupils of Graz is to serenade celebrities: they have sung songs for the Holy Father in Rome, the European parliament, Chinese ministers, the Queen of Belgium, trolls in Norway, the Football world champions, many European presidents, Oscar winners, and many others…