Easy access for the youngest singers!
for 1st and 2nd form in primary school
rehearsals once per week
find out what choir singing is about and develop your skills to prepare for bigger challenges
St. Stephen's Beginners' Choir (aged 6–8)
Tue 2.30 – 3.30 p.m.
for boys and girls aged 8 to 12
3rd and 4th form primary school and 1st and 2nd form secondary school
rehearsals twice per week
admission criteria: audition
several performances per year, both in St. Stephen's Cathedral and at smaller events
St. Stephen's Children's Choir (aged 8-12)
Tue 3.30 – 4.45 p.m.
and Thur 2.30 – 3.45 p.m.
for all young persons from 12 years on
from 3rd form secondary school (boys from the voice change)
rehearsals once or twice per week
admission criteria: audition
several performances over the year – compatible with school and spare time
St. Stephens' Youth Choir (from 12 years on)
Tue 4.45 – 6.15 p.m.
and Thur 3.45 – 5.15 p.m.
The choir school at St. Stephen's Cathedral offers children and young people aged 6 to 18 years the experience of choral singing in an enjoyable way, at the highest musical level.
The choirs of St. Stephens’s choir school perform several times per year in the impressive setting of St. Stephen's Cathedral, singing both church music and concert music from Austria and around the world.
The children and young people rehearse once or twice per week, working with a highly qualified team of music educators and choir directors to train their voices and study the choral pieces. The different choirs offer a perfect blend of musical challenge and valuable musical experience.
Participation in the choir school is free of charge. A small fee is charged for additional individual or group vocal training.
Your Path to St. Stephen's Choir School
Try Out Workshops
Every autumn, the choir team will visit the Catholic Private Schools. Appointments will be made for interested children from other schools. Bernhard Jaretz and his team will try out some choral singing together with you. Selected participants will then be invited to an audition.
Before you are admitted to St. Stephen's Children’s Choir or St. Stephen's Youth Choir, we want to get a good idea of your voice. You will be invited to sing a song for us and explore your vocal skills with us.
Rehearsals and Performances
Rehearsals are held at the Curhaus (Stephansplatz 3) in Vienna's 1st district. Pupils of the Viennese Catholic Private Schools will be accompanied from the schools to the rehearsals. The choirs will study pieces of music that will be performed over the year in Vienna's St. Stephen's Cathedral and in other places.
Application & Information
Place of rehearsals
Stephansplatz 3, 4. Stock, 1010 Wien
The Choir School is a cooperation between Wiener Dommusik, the education authority and the private schools of the Archdiocese of Vienna, that is open to children from all schools.