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.
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 Peterskirche (or St. Peter's Church) is one of the oldest churches in Vienna, Austria. This Baroque-style church was inspired by the St. Peter's Basilica of the Vatican and is nestled in the centre of Petersplatz square. The breathtaking interior includes a Baroque organ built in 1751, a kaleidoscope of colors, and beautiful domed ceiling. Peterskirche offers incredible acoustics and frequently hosts organ recitals, choir performances, operas, and other events. The first church on this site appeared in the late 4th century, making this a truly unique opportunity to perform in one of the area's most historic venues.
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.
Located in the heart of charming Hallstatt, Christuskirche is a neo-gothic style Protestant Church, known for its historic bone chapel and its picturesque lakeside location. In fact, for centuries, this tiny town was only accessible by boat, which allowed the town to keep its traditional character. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hallstatt is a perfect location for concert performances, as well as visiting its historic salt mines.
The Basilica Mondsee is the cultural and spiritual heart of the Mondsee region. This late gothic church was constructed in the 15th century and is the second biggest church in Upper Austria. The Basilica Mondsee reached international fame because the wedding scene from the film "The Sound of Music" (featuring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer) was filmed inside. That's a large reason why more than 200,000 people visit the church every year and why it ranks as one of the most photographed churches in the world. Truly a special venue for any Austrian performance tour!
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.