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Voice Festival

When it comes to talent, Vienna has plenty to be proud of. Whether it’s dance, voice, music production, painting, writing and sculpting, the Austrian capital has produced so many talents. 

In terms of voice, Vienna is famous for its various choral groups the most famous of which is the Vienna Boys’ Choir. A private and non-profit organization, the choir is made up of boys aged from 10 to 14 and selected from the different parts of Austria. The group regularly performs in their own concert hall called MuTh and in the Hofburg chapel. 

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Advent Concerts

When in Vienna, a must-do for tourists visiting the city during the months of November and December is attending the Advent concerts around town. These Christmas musical treats start in November and run until Christmas eve or Christmas day. 

The chilly weather is perfect to relax and listen to Viennese classical music and Christmas tunes with your loved ones. It can even become a romantic date for couples. 

Here are some of the concerts you can go to in Vienna to experience a unique kind of Christmas atmosphere. 

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Musical Fun for Kids

Vienna is one city where families can enjoy a memorable and culturally-enriching experience. For parents who want to expose their kids to music and other forms of art, there are various activities they can do around the city. 

Volksoper

At Volksoper, children can learn about the musical theater. Here, they will be educated about the different types of performing arts from the opera and operetta to concerts, classical musicals and contemporary dance. 

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How to Party in Vienna

Vienna is the city where electronic dance music originated. It is not surprising then why this international city boasts of many disco clubs where people love to party and dance the night away to the music mixes of professional DJs. 

If you happen to visit Vienna in autumn, you’re in for a great party time. Every autumn, the Vienna City Hall is transformed into a disco venue showcasing the local DJs and electronic music culture. And there’s not only one party there but two parties. 

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Let’s CEE Film Festival

This month of October, visitors in Vienna can experience one of the city’s film festivals. It may not be as big as the Viennale but it’s worth attending. 

The Let’s CEE Festival is now ongoing and is already on its fourth year. It showcases  some 120 first-class dramatic, documentary and short films created in Central and Eastern Europe. Most of them are Austrian premieres and are shwon in their original language with German or English subtitles. 

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Waves Vienna

Music is everywhere in Vienna and festivals paying tribute to various music genre can be experienced all year round. For the month of October, Waves Vienna is the premier music festival. 

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Where to Shop for Your Kind of Music

As the music capital of the world, Vienna naturally offers a wide range of music shops where locals and tourists can buy their preferred sounds. Music fans can choose between the specialized stores and those that offer all kinds of genre or the so-called one-stop shops. 

The best areas to go to for music shopping are the 5th to 7th districts. There, you can shop for the classic to the latest sounds. 

Record Shack – Situated in the 5th district (Margareten), this store is recommended for collectors looking for old musical collections. 

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Electric Spring Music Festival

If there’s one city where music festivals are held all year round, it has to be Vienna. Being the world’s music capital, there are already traditional music events that take place in the Austrian capital each year involving classical and modern music. But more are being organized. 

As an example, a new festival for electronic music will take place this April 16 and 17. Set at the MuseumsQuartier, the event will feature current and local electronic music and the best part is there’s no fee required to take part in this event. 

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Wean Hean Jazz Festival

In a year, Vienna enjoys several music festivals covering various music genres. One of them is the Wean Hean festival which kicks off in April and ends in May. Its name refers to a Vienna dialect that means hearing and listening. 

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The Blue Danube Waltz

Many people around the world are very familiar with the Blue Danube Waltz and its composer Johann Strauss. But not all know the history of this authentic Viennese music. 

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