This beautiful palace, home to the infamous Esterházy family, was built in the late 13th century. During its lifetime the palace's Haydnsaal has played host to many great musicians, in particular its former long-time Kapellmeister, Joseph Haydn. Don't miss out on performing in this historical landmark!
From 1089, this Benedictine Abbey has survived many periods of distress in Austria, including the dissolution of abbeys under Emperor Joseph II, the Napoleonic Wars and the Nazi Anschluss. Overlooking the Danube, the abbey stands today in its 1736 designed form in which you can witness many well-known frescoes. Perhaps you may be interested in the library which contains a collection of musical manuscripts and frescoes by Paul Troger. Informal performance for the abbey's many visitors are possible on tour.
St. Francis Church, or Franziskanerkirche, is one of the oldest buildings in Salzburg. The interior is mostly gothic, however, later influences of the Baroque style can also be seen in the church. It also has beautiful chapels—some of which were donated throughout the years. One more notable feature of St. Francis is its amazing ceiling! Be sure to check it out as well as the other great features when your group performs at this fantastic venue.
Mozarteum, Great Hall
The concert hall is located under the gaze of the Hohensalzburg Fortress in the Mozarteum University of Salzburg, a school specializing in the arts. It is suitable for choirs and orchestras and features a new 50 stop tracker action organ, installed in 2010! Take a virtual tour.
Between 1181 and 1600, a Romanesque cathedral was standing in the place of the present one; its foundations can be seen in the crypt of the church. Salzburg is not called the 'Rome of the north' in vain. The Cathedral was hit by American bombs during World War II. It took ten years of hard work to restore the considerable damage. The last part of the restoration was the reconstruction of the 4 organs. This historical venue is a must-perform!
The Imperial Chapel, built in the thirteenth century, is home to the Vienna Boys' Choir. A permanent fixture since 1498, the Boys' Choir performs every Sunday during High Mass. The chapel is part of the Imperial Palace which was the seat of the Hapsburg Monarchy for over 700 years. Known for their extravagant opulence this stunning Palace and its Chapel is an awe inspiring performance venue for any choir.
The Musikverein is one of the most prestigious classical performance venues in the world. The globally-esteemed acoustics and architectural grandeur make the 'Great Hall' an unparalleled location for a classical concert. Home of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Musikverein has an impressive calendar of classical events. It would be a true honor for any classical performer to play here.
Formerly a Baroque greenhouse and now an event center, the Orangerie Schönbrunn has hosted many live performances from all ensemble types and is the official site of the palace concerts. The building dates back to 1745 and originally housed not only the Empress Wilhelmine Amalie's orange plants but also many royal events and festivities.
St. Stephen's Cathedral
In the heart of Vienna stands St. Stephen's Cathedral with its towers dominating the Austrian skyline. St. Stephen's was constructed in 1137 above the ruins of two earlier churches. Unmistakable with its colored tile roof, it has become one of Vienna's most recognized landmarks. As host to hundreds of performances year-round, this venue is a great option for your performance tour.