The official part of the WU Ball 2024 will take place in the Festsaal of the Hofburg Vienna. At the beginning, the inaugural committee will lead the ceremonial opening at 9:00 p.m. and then the WU Ball will be officially opened with a great choreography after the welcoming speeches of the ÖH chairman and the rector. The Ziehrer Hofball Orchestra and the BROADWAY Big Band will perform the musical entertainment. Around midnight, further highlights will follow: The raffle drawing for the main prizes will take place in the ballroom, as well as the midnight show. And afterwards we will all meet for the public quadrille in the Festsaal, which will be led by Dancing School Elmayer.
Musical entertainment from 22 pm to 05 am
The Ziehrer-Hofballorchester performs alternately with the BROADWAY Big Band.
The ZIEHRER-HOFBALLORCHESTER is one of the most famous dance orchestras in Vienna and is a guarantee for the musical accompaniment of a traditional Viennese ball night in keeping with the tradition. Special emphasis is placed on the appropriate interpretation of Viennese dance music. The repertoire includes dance numbers for young and old: classical Viennese waltzes, polkas, quadrilles, tangos and evergreens. With its refreshing musical style, the Ziehrer Hofballorchester is a guarantee for every successful ball night. Enjoy this orchestra, which continues the tradition of the k.&k. Hofbälle in an impressive quality.
The Broadway Big Band is committed to the traditional big band sound of the "Golden Aera of Swing". At the WU Ball, the band, led by "Playing Captain" Gerhard Aflenzer, will present a varied program on the stage in the Festsaal, including both standard dances and Latin American rhythms. The Broadway Big Band also places great emphasis on current hits, in big band style of course.
The around 50 choir singers of wu chor vienna represent a variety of fields of study, professions and professions, are between 20 and 40-plus years old and were born in the different parts of the world. They share a love of music, a passion for singing and the joy of inspiring audiences with their concerts. We are delighted that the wu chor vienna will be performing at the WU Ball 2024.