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The sky is the limit under the baroque vaults of Pfarrkiche Pöllau Pöllau parish church, when the Die Frauen des Arnold Schönberg Chors singen Arnold Schoenberg Chor inspires us with sounds by Bruckner, Brahms and Co.


Pfarrkirche Pöllau, Innenansicht mit Publikum und Chor auf der Bühne

What to expect

Anton Bruckner: Os justi, Locus iste, Christus factus est 
Johannes Brahms: Festival and Commemoration Sentences, op. 109 
Warum ist das Licht gegeben den Mühseligen, op. 74/1 
Arnold Schönberg: Friede auf Erden 
Max Reger: Mein Odem ist schwach, op. 110/1 
Flora Geißelbrecht: New piece (Commissioned piece of the Styriarte festival 2022, world premiere) 

Duration: about 65 minutes without an interval


Prices: EUR 22 / 44 / 66

U27 / Ö1 Intro / Club Ö1

Arnold Schoenberg Chor

The differentiation and plasticity with which Erwin Ortner's hand-picked ensemble of voices realises choral works from all epochs is unrivalled. The Arnold Schoenberg Choir, founded in 1972 and a regular guest at the Styriarte festival for decades, has won countless prizes - including the Grammy in 2002 for a St Matthew Passion under Nikolaus Harnoncourt.

Erwin Ortner


The doyen of Austrian choral music has been closely associated with the Styriarte festival for decades - also thanks to the congenial, "Grammy"- and "Echo"-award-winning collaboration of his Arnold Schoenberg Choir with Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Erwin Ortner is also Hofkapellmeister in Vienna and was the rector of the Vienna University of Music for many years.


journey to heaven under baroque vaults

A choral journey to heaven under the baroque vaults of Pöllau parish church, the St. Peter’s Basilica of Styria. Austria’s most famous chamber choir, the Arnold Schoenberg Chor from Vienna under its conductor Erwin Ortner, opens the gates to heaven with Anton Bruckner’s entrancing motets. The Austrian from Ansfelden near Linz was closer to paradise than his fellow composer Brahms from Hamburg. Why must we go through so much hardship to enter the kingdom of heaven? Ultimately, this question remains open in Brahms’ most famous motet. 


Coach transfer

We offer a Coach transfer to our event in Pöllau. Departure at 5.15pm in front of the opera house, price EUR 17. Return journey after the concert.
Please make a reservation in our ticket office or in our online shop.

With us you are sure to get into the concert :)