Charity Ball an der Diplomatischen Akademie
Der Glorreiche Augenblick - The Glorious Moment
The students of the Diplomatische Akademie Wien - Vienna School of International Studies organised their 27th annual Charity Ball under the motto "Der Glorreiche Augenblick." 'The Glorious Moment' is the title of Beethoven's (Op. 136) cantata performed for the opening of the Congress of Vienna in 1814. The Congress itself was an important moment, but the years quickly following is also when the waltz was popularised as more than a peasant dance and composers like Beethoven and Strauss were popularised as well. On the occasion of Beethoven's 250th birthday in 2020, our students joined the celebrations of the important cultural as well as diplomatic history of Vienna.
The proceeds from the 2020 Charity Ball were donated to Alzheimer Austria.