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Take a seat next to Beethoven for open air concert in Vienna

Singers from Vienna's State Opera and Volksoper are putting on a free concert tomorrow night - in Vienna's Central Cemetery.

Guests can turn up and take a seat next to Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert and hundreds of other eminent Austrian and German people buried in Zentralfriedhof, one of the world's biggest cemeteries.

The concert taking place from 18:30 on 12 June will also feature the Vienna Brass Band who along with the singers will be performing an eclectic range of hits from pop, classical, rock and Viennese genres.

The show, which is put on every year, also has a tradition on ending on a famous farewell song. In the past this has included Robbie Williams' "Angels", "Das kleine Beisl" by Peter Alexander and Katrina and the Waves' "Love Shine A Light".

This year it will also be presented by Peter Rapp and Dieter Chmelar who will share the occasional anecdotes and story throughout the night.

Entrance to the free, open-air concert is at the Main Gate to the cemetery on Simmering Hauptstrasse 234, Entrance Gate 2.

More information about visit www.bfwien.at, www.bestattungwien.at, www.friedhoefewien.at

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