Pizzicanto is the choir of the Dornbirn Music Middle School and consists currently of 29 singers from the 2nd to 4th grade. A music middle school is a school for ten to fourteen year olds with a special focus on music.
The choir participates in the annual school events: concerts in the Kulturhaus Dornbirn, Christmas concerts and performances in musicals every two years.
The choir has been led by Oskar Egle since 1990. The outstanding successes and events during these 27 years include top rankings in singing competitions within the Austrian Federal Youth Singing (1995, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2017), a 1st prize in 2010 and a 1st prize “cum laude” in 2014, 2016 and 2018 at the Youth Choir Festival in Neerpelt (Belgium), the participation in various children’s choir meetings in Lower Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy, France and Moscow, concert appearances in Lyon (France) and participation in a performance of „Te Deum“ by Hector Berlioz under the direction of Claudio Abbado at the Salzburg Festival. The choir also participated in performances of Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” and A. L. Webber’s Requiem.
In 2003 and 2009 the choir won the Gunther Erdmann Prize at the International Children’s Choir Festival in Halle (Saale) for the best interpretation of a contemporary choral work.
Further participating choirs in an overview
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