Jesu, meine Freude


Father and son Bach are the heroes in the magnificent Deckenmalerei Pfarrkiche Pöllau parish church of Pöllau when Erwin Ortner and the Die Frauen des Arnold Schönberg Chors singen Arnold Schoenberg Chor immerse into their festive hits.


Pfarrkirche Pöllau, Innenansicht mit Publikum und Chor auf der Bühne

What to expect

Johann Sebastian Bach: Motet "Jesu, meine Freude"
Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach: Motet "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme"
Arvo Pärt: I Am the True Vine, Nunc dimittis 
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Duration: around 70 minutes without a break


Prices: EUR 22 / 44 / 66

U27 (for all under 27) & Ö1 Intro: 50 % reduction
Ö1 Club: 10 % reduction

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.


A performance to delight the hearts

The brilliant, rich sound of the Arnold Schoenberg Choir fills the vaulted ceiling of the Styrian “St Peter’s Cathedral” in Pöllau. Erwin Ortner and his choir have been Styriarte heroes since the very start. In 2023 they celebrate the mystical music of Estonian Arvo Pärt with as expertly and majestically as the great motets of the Bach family. A performance to delight the hearts of all choir singers.


Coach transfer

We offer a coach transfer to our event in Pöllau. Departure at 05.15 pm in front of the opera house, price EUR 20. Return journey after the concert.
Please make a reservation in our ticket office or in our online shop.