around 80 singers of the NEUE WIENER STIMMEN range from 16 and 26 years of age,
they come from different countries and various states of Austria. The young
singers study a diverse selection of repertoire in weekly rehearsals under the
musical direction of Christoph Wigelbeyer. In additional voice training a
further development of their voices is achieved.
NEUE WIENER STIMMEN were founded in 2010 by Jürgen Partaj and Johannes Hiemetsberger with the support of Jeunesse. They have performed in diverse locations such as the Wiener Musikverein, homes for refugees/senior citizens, the Wiener Konzerthaus, St. Stephen's Cathedral and the MuTh. The choir has been part of Hollywood in Vienna since 2012. Other highlights include participation in the opening ceremony of Life Ball, the Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival, the opening of Carinthischer Sommer as well as the operetta Die Fledermaus (The Bat) by Johann Strauß as part of the EXPO 2015 in Milan.
In April 2013 the first recorded album of the youth choir appeared, featuring live recordings of the Misa Criolla by Ariel Ramírez. Together with the Swiss Youth Symphony Orchestra another CD was recorded within a tour throughout Switzerland, Slovakia and Austria.
The upcoming season 2016/2017 will feature The Armed Man – A Mass for Peace by Karl Jenkins, together with Symphony Orchestra of the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna. In spring 2017 the youth choir will work on a production of Theater an der Wien as well as a program called Neue Wiener Stimmen goes Pop, followed by concerts i.a. within the Liszt Festival Raiding in autumn.
NEUE WIENER STIMMEN are supported by the Federal Chancellery of Austria (BKA).