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Can anyone tell me where I can put on concerts in Switzerland? You know, medium size places seating 200-500 with stage space for a 20 piece orchestra and 30 choir?
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Re: classical music venues?

Welcome to the Forum.
I've moved this from Concerts, as that section is for members to inform others of concerts they might find interesting.

This is almost as Ad for Property Wanted (which is for letting and renting) but you couldn't post there yet (Market Place Rules have eligibilty limits) and anyway, I think you are asking for info more than for a specific room at the moment.

I can't help you in your search much - this Site is really for expats living here or planning to do so, so most of the info on here is geared in that direction. However, you may be lucky and someone else knows of places.
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Re: classical music venues?

The One that I think might fulfill your requirements could be Theater 11 in Zurich.
The Balkon room seats 500. It has enough room for the japanese drummers if that's any reference.

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http://www.theater11.ch/cms/upload/Downloads/Factsheet.pdf


but I'm almost certain there must be smaller/more appropriate venues.
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thank you!
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Re: classical music venues?

The Zurich Tonehalle's Kleiner Saal (smaller hall) will meet your requirements. Might be tricky getting the dates you want as their concert schedule for 2012 is already out. But if you are flexible, its worth a shot.

Contact them for more details:

https://www.tonhalle-orchester.ch/fi...small_hall.pdf
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Re: classical music venues?

The obvious answer would be to rent a church. Churches are most often available for concert rental, plus they have the infrastructure (parking, WC) for large audiences, plus classical audiences are used to concerts in churches.
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Re: classical music venues?

Thank so much!!
In fact yours is the sort of answer I would be hoping for since most of my London concerts I do in churches.
Would you be so kind as to tell me a few of the most popular church venues as far as concerts are concerned.
For example, in London I nearly always conduct in St Martins in the Fields which always features my concert in their brochure.
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Re: classical music venues?

Will you be charging or free?
There are many private orchestra's/societies here that might be prepared to help.
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Re: classical music venues?

I plan to charge entrance.

I want to hire a venue, hire some musicians, print flyers/posters, distribute at as many venues, libraries as possible, sell tickets online and via some shops or clubs and ultimately at the door. I will make the program something well known, like Vivaldi Gloria or Mozart Requiem (if I have an interested choir who wish to be partners) and a concerto of some kind.
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Re: classical music venues?

Switzerland is a pretty big place. Do you have an idea about the city/area you want to organize this project in?

Once you have a city, just contact some churches, organize your musicians, and give your concert.
or.
Organize your choir (do you have any contacts with choir directors here?), use their home church, and organize your orchestra.

There are a few professional choirs around, or you could arrange to "borrow" an amateur group. There are also professional orchestras, gig orchestras, around, but it's usually cheaper to build a group piecemeal. For that you'll need someone on the ground. Send me a private message if you need any help.

Musicians here expect a Swiss living wage, which is seldom recoverable by ticket revenue alone. If you haven't already, you should look into additional funding.
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