Gerald Wirth, Chorus Master
superar choirs from Austria, Switzerland, Slovakia, Romania, Bosnia, Turkey
Members of the National Youth Choir of Venezuela
Numerous choruses from superar locations in Austria, Switzerland, Slovakia, Rumania, Bosnia and Turkey will give two choral concerts together with children and teenagers from Salzburg and members of the National Youth Choir of Venezuela, uniting up to 400 choral singers at a time. The event takes place at the Red Bull exhibit and event building “Hangar-7” at the Salzburg Airport. The Great superar Choral Festival is presented by superar in cooperation with the Salzburg Festival.
All tickets € 5 / unassigned lounge seating
superar is a European initiative for more music and dance in the daily lives of children and young people; it was founded in 2010 by Vienna’s Konzerthaus, the Vienna Boys’ Choir and the Caritas of the Archdiocese of Vienna, following the model of El Sistema. superar offers extensive training in choral singing, dance and orchestral playing, working for equal opportunities, respectful coexistence and social integration. From Vienna, the organisation is currently expanding into other European countries, including Switzerland, Slovakia, Bosnia, Rumania and Turkey. superar considers itself a musical bridge between Western and Eastern Europe, strongly emphasizing intensive international exchange of work and experience, both with Venezuela on the one hand and with its European partner countries on the other.
The El Sistema residency in Salzburg offers not only the children and teenagers, but also the teachers involved in superar the unique opportunity to learn directly from their Venezuelan role models, through three weeks of exchanging views, making music, attending rehearsals and making friends. The Great superar Choral Festival at the Salzburg Festival, which takes place at Hangar-7 on July 27, will give the initiative an ideal platform to introduce a wider audience to aspects of its work with children from various European countries. superar – sing. dance. succeed.
For more information www.superar.eu