Christmas carols Sing Along with 150 pupils

Weihnachtslieder Sing Along Konzert mit 150 Schüler*innen | © Christian Schneider

Since October 2022, the Moz-Art Zone has been offering an interdisciplinary music and art education program that aims to arouse enthusiasm and interest among students and opens the doors of the university wide for this purpose. On November 30, 2022, the first Christmas Carol Sing Along Choir Concert took place at 12:30 p.m. with 150 Salzburg students.

Artistic Director
Jörn Hinnerk Andresen & Choral Conducting Students

Andreas Bernhofer
Katharina Anzengruber

String Quintet

Eight school classes with a total of 150 students from the secondary schools in Zell am See, Tamsweg and Lamprechtshausen, 25 choral conducting students from the Mozarteum University under the direction of UnivProf. Jörn Hinnerk Andresen, a morning of rehearsals of new and old, German and English Christmas carols, individual performances and large group singing: "It was an experiment that succeeded very well for us and was more than worthwhile for all those involved," sums up Andreas Bernhofer, Univ. Prof. for Music Education at the Mozarteum University and in charge of the conception and organization of the Moz-Art- Zone . "I found it especially great that in this concert the boundary between audience and performers was dissolved, so that both the young people and the students were sometimes on stage and sometimes in the auditorium." Katharina Anzengruber (Ass.-Prof. for Music Education at the Mozarteum University) especially praised the poignant ambience and the great atmosphere: "The choral conducting students did a great job of interacting with children and young people and were a great asset to the event."

That it was the first large choir meeting of this kind with so many students* and that it will not have been the last, Jörn Hinnerk Andresen emphasized in his welcome to the joint concert. Upcoming educational events in the Moz-Art-zone of the Mozarteum University will take place on December 5 in the Kunstraum Fünfzigzwanzig ("Everyday Experiences of a City": A Conversation with the Designer Corina Forthuber and Curators of the Kunstraum Fünfzigzwanzig), on December 15 in the Great Hall of the Mozarteum Foundation. December in the Great Hall of the Mozarteum Foundation, where the dress rehearsal of a choral concert can be attended, or on January 31, 2023, where a stage visit to the opera production of Benjamin Britten's "The Turn of the Screw" can be viewed.

The mediation offers want to enrich the lessons in schools, where art can be experienced live. Conducive framework conditions have been created for this purpose: All events in the Moz-Art-Zone have a reduced admission price of €5 for students (some events are free), and accompanying teachers are provided with free tickets. Special care has been taken to ensure that events take place not only in the evening, but also during the day, so that they can be easily integrated into the school day. Registrations for the individual events are accepted on a class-by-class basis at

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