Festival program 2019

Welcome to the 9th Messiah Choir Festival from April 25th to 28th, 2019 in Salzburg!

Thursday April 25th, 2019

Individual arrival in Bad Ischl and check-in to your accommodation.
18.00 h: 1st Messiah choir rehearsal in Bad Ischl with choir and piano; conducted by: Jan S. Bechtold und Erich Klug (duration 2 hours)
20.15 h: Singer's Meeting (optional) - a leisurely get-together for all singers
Overnight at booked accommodation in Bad Ischl.

Friday April 26th, 2019

Buffet breakfast
Morning: City walk through the Imperial City of Bad Ischl. Pass by the congress hall, the theatre Sissi's Garden, walk about the Esplanade and see the famous Trinkhalle, ending at the Imperial Villa (no admission incl.).

Time at leisure.
18.00 h: 2nd Messiah choir rehearsal in Bad Ischl with choir, piano and orchestra; conducted by: Jan S. Bechtold und Erich Klug (duration 2 hours)
20.00 h: "Imperial Evening in Bad Ischl - Choir Concert"

The participating choirs present themselves; 10 minutes per choir.
Common pieces: A. Bruckner "Locus iste" and G.F. Handel "Hallelujah" from Messiah
21.30 h: Singer's Meeting (optional) - a leisurely get-together for all singers.

Overnight at booked accommodation in Bad Ischl.

Saturday April 27th, 2019

Buffet breakfast
10.00 h: Messiah dress rehearsal - choir, soloists and orchestra; conducted by: Jan S. Bechtold und Erich Klug (duration approx. 3 hours)
Time at leisure.
Stage rehearsal in the parish church of Bad Ischl.
19.00 h: 9th Messiah Festive Concert in the parish church of Bad Ischl

Performance of the Leonard Bernstein arrangement (1956) with singers from all over the world, soloists and the chamber orchestra of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg; conducted by: Jan S. Bechtold und Erich Klug.
22.15 h: Messiah Choir Festival closing party - a joyful get together for all participants incl. a light dinner
Overnight at booked accommodation in Bad Ischl.


Sunday April 28th, 2019

After breakfast individual departure or onward journey.

We will be happy to assist you in planning your onward journey, for example to Vienna, Prague, Bratislava, Munich, etc.

See you again at the 10th Messiah Festival from April 23th to 26th, 2020 in Salzburg !

If you have any queries, please contact Waltraud Boennecken: messiah-salzburg@cc-a.at

status as of July 2018 - subject to change