Vienna’s famed men’s choir seeks female membersNews
The Wiener Männergesang-Verein, founded in 1843, has broken with two centuries of tradition and is calling for women to apply.
‘Singing is balm for the soul, equally for men and women,’ said chorus director Wilfried Mandl.
Membersihip, in slow decline before Covid, has now reached a critical low.
The choir’s greatest moment dates from 1867 when it premiered the Blue Danube waltz by Johann Strauss II.