Programme of the Ball 2024
Admission: 8 pm Start of the Ball: 9:30 pm
Opening by the debutantes
under the direction of Prof. Thomas Schäfer-Elmayer
Polonaise A Dur „Militärpolonaise“ – Frédéric Chopin (op.40,1)
Entrance of the guests of honor
Maté Kameras und Natsuki Yamaguchi
„Der letzte Tanz“
„Wenn ich tanzen will“
from the musical „ELISABETH“ – Michael Kunze & Sylvester Levay
„Fächerpolonaise“ – Carl-Michael Ziehrer (op.525)
„Champagnerpolka“ – Johann Strauss Sohn (op.211)
Choreografie by Veronika Baldasarini
„Un Bel Dì Vedremo“
from the opera „MADAMA BUTTERFLY”- Giacomo Puccini
Speeches and opening words
President of the Juristenverband Attorney at law Dr. Alexander T. Scheuwimmer. MBA
Federal Minister of Justice Dr.in Alma Zadic, LL.M.
Waltzing formation of the Elmayer Dancing School and the debutantes
„Weaner Mad’ln“ – Carl Michael Ziehrer (op. 388)
Choreography of the Viennese waltzing formation of the Elmayer Dancing School under the direction of Mag. Reinhard Hohenegger
0.00 Uhr Midnightshow in the main ballroom ‚Festsaal‘
Axel Herrig und seine Show-Tänzerinnen
„FALCO – Welcome to Japan“
0.30 am and again 2.00 am
Public quadrille in the main ballroom ‚Festsaal‘
Under the guidance of Prof. Thomas Schäfer-Elmayer
The taxi dancers provided by “Juristenverband” are waiting for you in the “Festsaal” from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. located at the end of the stairs coming from the vestibule on the left-hand side (window side).
Strictly floor-length evening gown, white tie (tailcoat), black tie (smoking) or gala uniform.
The Ball Committee reserves the right to deny access to persons not complying with the dresscode, no refund of tickets!
The graduate of law faculty of JKU Linz and popular presenter for high-calibre events and television formats. She has been designing and producing her own fashion collection with great success for years, hosts her own cookery programme on ORF, “Silvia kocht”, which she also produces, with great charm and knowledge of the culinary arts and has danced her way into the hearts of viewers on the popular TV format “Dancing Stars”.
She produces her first own lipstick with her company “The Ultimate Red”, has just successfully passed her final exams as a chef and presents her fashion collections several times a year. Silvia leads everything to success that she starts and we are very proud that we could win her again as a presenter for our ball!
Headpiece of the debutantes
Designed by Juliana InNirvana
Project name : InNirvanaOverdose
The Budapest-based designer has been creating headdresses for the most exquisite events at home and abroad for ten years. Her creations and accessories have been seen at festivals and carnivals worldwide, e.g. at Burning Man in Reno/Nevada, the international music and culture festival BOOM in Portugal, the Venice Carnival, the Ozora Festival in Hungary and many other events.
Numerous features in newspapers and magazines as well as fashion shows around the world testify to the quality of her work.
“I always bring ideas and products back home from my many travels. It is particularly important to me to work sustainably and to reuse materials, i.e. to incorporate recycled packaging material as often as possible,” says the artist.
All proceeds of the Charity Raffle go to the non-profit organization “Wider die Gewalt”.
The raffle-tickets are sold at the ball for the price of 10 Euro / piece.
The Hungarian-born musical singer started his career at the tender age of 17 in his home town of Miscolc. He became known outside of his home country in the role of ‘Death’ in the musical “Elisabeth” in Vienna, the most successful German-language musical of all time. From 2003 to 2012, he starred in this role more than 500 times. The only official German-language DVD of this musical, featuring Mate in his signature role, was produced in Vienna in 2005 and went platinum four times. Mate is the only artist in the world to have performed this role in four countries and three languages (Hungarian, German, Japanese) and has enjoyed success in Germany, Austria, Hungary and Japan.
In 2012, he was the first European to play a leading role in an all-Japanese production. Since then, he has appeared in various Japanese cities as ‘Death’ in the musical “Elisabeth”.
With his Japanese wife, the musical actress Natsuki Yamaguchi, he is travelling between Japan and Europe for concerts and tours
Natsuki Yamaguchi was born in Yokohama, Japan, and began her vocal training at the age of 13. After graduating from high school, she studied singing in New York. After returning to Japan, she joined a rock band called “Wicked Gate” and recorded an album. Her original song “Seize your Dream” was performed in the dance musical “Tourmaline” in New York. In spring 2015, she moved to Europe to further deepen her vocal studies and began performing at music concerts. From 2017 to 2018, she played the lead role of ‘Yoko’ in the music show “Sayonara Tokyo” in German, English and Japanese at Wintergarten Berlin.
Eugenia Dushina studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and graduated in 2014 in the class of KS Peter Edelmann. She is a winner of the Grand Prix Maria Callas, the Ferruccio Tagliavini and the Glinka Competition. 2013 Debut at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris. She made her debut at the Klosterneuburg Opera Festival and sang at the Norwegian Opera Bergen. In 2018, she made her debut in Tel Aviv as ‘Donna Elvira’ in Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” with the Israel Chamber Orchestra. This year she also sang ‘Violetta’ in Verdi’s “La Traviata” at the Klosterneuburg Opera Festival and ‘Hanna Glavari’ in Lehar’s “The Merry Widow” in Korea at the Daegu International Opera Festival. 2019 she gave her debut with ‘Liu’ in “Turandot” by Puccini in a co-production of the Vilnius National Drama Theatre and the Teatro Real Madrid in a production by Robert Wilson. In July 2019 she starred as ‘Giulietta’ in “The Tales of Hoffmann” by Jacques Offenbach at the Klosterneuburg Opera Festival. She has performed at the German Theater Munich, the Lübeck Theatre and Erfurt. With the Haifa Symphony Orchestra/Israel performing the works of Johann Strauss (Son) she sang ‘Rosalinde’ in “Die Fledermaus” and much more. This year she will be performing with the Munich Symphony Orchestra at the Isar Philharmonie (Verdi Gala), a tour with Wienerklang Sinfonietta in China is planned, as well as a “La Traviata” tour with Opera Bergen in China. The artist lives in Vienna.
Axel Herrig-„FALCO – Welcome to Japan“
With songs such as “Jeanny” and “Rock me Amadeus”, Falco made musical history and stormed the charts around the globe. For many years now, Axel Herrig has been reviving the exceptional talent who was torn from life far too early.
Axel Herrig has already given the “Falcon” a face and voice with the title role in the musical “Falco meets Amadeus”. His single “Falco’s Meinung” and a CD with his own interpretations of his favourite Falco songs entitled “Herrig Meets Hoelzel” led him to further successes.
The celebrated star of the Vienna Volksoper has appeared in “Guys and Dolls”, “Die Csárdásfürstin”, “Der Kongress tanzt”, “Wie man Karriere macht, ohne sich anzustrengen”, “Porgy & Bess”, “Sweet Charity” and “Lady in the Dark”. His favourite roles include ‘Baron von Trapp’ in “The Sound of Music” and ‘Henry Higgins’ in “My Fair Lady”.
He can currently also be seen and heard in the 1920s revue “Lass uns die Welt vergessen – Volksoper 1938” at the Volksoper.
Carl Michael Ziehrer Orchester
The Carl Michael Ziehrer Orchestra was founded in 2009 and is one of the most renowned dance orchestras in Vienna. The programme is carefully selected for every occasion and tailored to the audience. The orchestra is a guarantee for stylish musical accompaniment. Special emphasis is placed on the interpretation of Viennese dance music. With its refreshing musical style, the Carl Michael Ziehrer Orchestra is an asset to any successful ball night. The repertoire includes dance numbers for young and old: classic Viennese waltzes, polkas, tangos, quadrilles and evergreens.
Pepe Allstar Band
Your ballroom is our arena – under this motto, the musicians of the Pepe Allstar Band under the direction of Josef “Pepe” Schütz combine the tradition of dance with the ball culture of today and are now one of the most renowned ensembles in Austria. This orchestra is characterised by its unmistakable big band sound and renowned musicians. Whether as a large dance orchestra or a smaller formation, the Pepe Allstars are welcome guests at the nation’s high-calibre festivals.
A varied repertoire ranging from ballroom classics to contemporary hits, years of experience, precise dance tempi and excellent musicians are the guarantee for your success on the international stage.
Bandleader Josef Schütz is also a member of the successful formation “The Rats Are Back” and also performs regularly with this vocal group.
The Cremisa dance orchestra turns every event into a successful, unforgettable occasion. The repertoire ranges from standard dances and Latin American rhythms to current pop and rock hits, not forgetting evergreens and disco hits from the 70s and 80s.
Whether it’s a ball, wedding, company party or other event – the band always manages to adapt professionally to the needs of the event, so that the perfect programme is played for every taste.
The Cremisa dance orchestra plays music that moves and attaches great importance to an energetic, natural sound – absolutely live!
Sie ist ´ne DIVA – Stimmung mit Stil und Eleganz
“Sie ist ‘ne DIVA” offers a wide-ranging song repertoire and performs upscale international dance music from current pop, hard/soft rock, chilled jazz and party music from several stylistic periods at the highest level.
Bettina Krenosz, Vocals:
“Sie ist ‘ne DIVA” offers a wide-ranging song repertoire and performs upscale international dance music from current pop, hard/soft rock, chilled jazz and party music from several stylistic periods at the highest level
Hannes Oberwalder, Keyboard:
Collaborations with Rainhard Fendrich, Ludwig Hirsch, Plácido Domingo, Michael Bolton, Sarah Brightman, Gloria Gaynor, Christian Kolonovits, Andy Baum, The Supremes, Richard Österreicher Big Band, VSOP, Bill Ramsey, Zipflo Weinrich, Elfriede Ott, Volkstheater, Christmas in Vienna, Gert Steinbäcker, Hektiker … He also worked as ORF recording manager and musical director of Austrian and international pop acts. Concerts abroad in Dubai, Oman, Morocco, London, Paris, Madrid, Istanbul, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Beijing, Jakarta,…
Wolfgang Dorer, Drums:
Collaboration with Harry “Sweets” Edison, Hal Singer, George Masso, Together, M.Stoppacher Big Band, L.Libal Jazz Concert Big Band, A1chfeld Big Band, Klezmood/metropol, 3Divas (N.Y.), and many more. Tours and festivals in Austria, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Turkey, Moldova, Ukraine, Russia, Israel, Mongolia, China, Japan, USA, Canada. Teaching, also at various workshops at home and abroad
Hannes Laszakovits, Bass:
He is a composer in various styles and plays and arranges in numerous groups, including Mandy’s Mischpoche, the Viennese Tschuschenkapelle, the Balkan jazz band Pristup, the group Square Waltz, the folklore ensemble of the Burgenland Croats Kolo Slavuj, Eastbound and Feirefiz. He leads the quietest jazz band in Europe. He has performed in Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Sweden, France, Poland, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Israel, Palestine, Venezuela, Iran, the USA and Australia.
“Young at heart” could be the credo of the Japanese artist Masumi Ormandy!
Time seems to leave hardly any traces on the jazz singer’s appearance. The secret of the now unbelievably 85! year old lies in her pure love of life and her passion for singing. Her pet name “Lady sunshine” couldn’t be more accurate.
With her dynamic performances of jazz standards and selected pop songs, such as “Misty” or “As time goes by,” she inspires an international audience with performances in Europe and the USA.
Masumi Ormandy sings in different languages, a “Besame mucho” sounds just as authentic as a wonderfully intoned “Come prima”.
The artist performed at the Lawyers’ Ball in 2023 with brilliant success, and the artist was able to be hired again in 2024.
Masumi Ormandy has released five CDs so far, on which she sings in English, Japanese, Italian and Spanish.
To get in the mood and find out more about the artist’s life and work, see:
Justiz-Clubbing Deluxe mit den DJs Waldi & Wolf
The two judicial DJs Waldi&Wolf organise the well-known judicial clubbing. What began in spring 2004 with around 400 guests now has 23,000 members and continues to enjoy great popularity. After an interlude in the venerable Palace of Justice, Waldi&Wolf were an “institution” in Vienna’s Volksgarten for ten years before moving to the Albertinapassage. Now they have found a new venue for all dance-loving lawyers (and non-lawyers) in the attic of the 25hours Hotel.
The Justizclubbing family are not only known to be young and young-at-heart academics, lawyers from law firms and legal departments, but also guests from all sectors of the economy. Waldi&Wolf enjoy travelling musically from Abba to The Killers, from David Guetta to Robbie Williams at their clubbings and will “rock” the Forum at the Legal Professionals’ Ball!
The Vintage Floor – Original Shellacs with DJs Axel Schwarz & Sandra Hartbach
A journey through time with dance music from 1920-1960, which is reminiscent of the former popularity of swing music. From orchestras and dances to recordings. Hot jazz to listen and dance to.