Thomas Raber

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Thomas Raber at work in his Studio.

Thomas Raber (born 20 November 1972 in Steyr, Upper Austria) is an Austrian composer and producer. [1]

Steyr Place in Upper Austria, Austria

Steyr is a statutory city, located in the Austrian federal state of Upper Austria. It is the administrative capital, though not part of Steyr-Land District. Steyr is Austria's 12th most populated town and the 3rd largest town in Upper Austria.

Upper Austria State of Austria

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In the 1990s Raber was musician (piano, keyboards, guitar, bass, vocals) in several bands (sloggahouse, climax, K.R.E.W. twitch). [2] He wrote many songs for these groups.

Raber has also worked as a teacher, during which time he created the Musical "Das kleine bunte Tierchen" for youngsters under licence from Mira Lobe - publishing company "Jungbrunnen". [3]

Mira Lobe Austrian writer

Mira Lobe was an Austrian writer of more than 100 children's books.

In 2006, Raber toured the churches of Austria with his production "Wienerfelder Messe" (Pop-Mass). [4] Since then, Thomas Raber has become known in Catholic circles. [5] He also was engaged for birthday-mass from Christoph Schönborn and Ludwig Schwarz.

The Wienerfelder Messe is a popmass written by Thomas Raber. The name comes from Raber's home-parish "Wienerfeld" in Vienna, where the debut performance took place in 2006. In that year Raber toured through the churches of Austria. Furthermore the Mass was presented in all notable churchly radiostations(Vatican Radio, Radio Stefansdom, Radio Maria,...).

Christoph Schönborn cardinal and archbishop of Vienna

Count Christoph Maria Michael Hugo Damian Peter Adalbert von Schönborn, O.P., is a Bohemian-born Austrian Dominican friar and theologian, who is a cardinal of the Catholic Church. He serves as the Archbishop of Vienna and President of the Austrian Bishops' Conference. He was elevated to the cardinalate in 1998. He is also the chaplain of the Order of the Golden Fleece, of which he has been a member since 1961. He is a member of the formerly sovereign princely House of Schönborn, several members of which held high offices of the Holy Roman Empire and the Catholic Church as prince-bishops, prince-electors and cardinals.

Ludwig Schwarz Roman Catholic bishop of the Diocese of Linz, Austria

Ludwig Schwarz, S.D.B. is the Roman Catholic bishop of the Diocese of Linz, Austria.

Raber currently works as a composer and producer in Vienna. In 2008 he composed and produced the Pop-Hymn of Linz (european capital of culture 2009) for the singer Yvonne Finsterle. [6]

Linz Place in Upper Austria, Austria

Linz is the third-largest city of Austria and capital of the state of Upper Austria. It is in the north centre of Austria, approximately 30 kilometres south of the Czech border, on both sides of the River Danube. The population of the city is 204,846, and that of the Greater Linz conurbation is about 789,811.

He has also composed melodies for TV-Magazines (TW1-ORF-Austria, Austria9-TV) and he is the owner of a publishing company, label, recording studio, and the "Hit-Factory". In 2015 he received his bachelor's degree in musicology at the University of Vienna(among others at Gerhard Kubik).

ORF (broadcaster) Austrian public broadcaster

Österreichischer Rundfunk is the Austrian national public service broadcaster.

University of Vienna public university located in Vienna, Austria

The University of Vienna is a public university located in Vienna, Austria. It was founded by Duke Rudolph IV in 1365 and is the oldest university in the German-speaking world. With its long and rich history, the University of Vienna has developed into one of the largest universities in Europe, and also one of the most renowned, especially in the Humanities. It is associated with 20 Nobel prize winners and has been the academic home to a large number of scholars of historical as well as of academic importance.

Gerhard Kubik is an Austrian music ethnologist from Vienna. Kubik studied ethnology, musicology and African languages at the University of Vienna. He published his doctoral dissertation in 1971 and achieved habilitation in 1980.

Now he is also the producer of Gerald Jatzek, Manfred Porsch and Georg Bydlinski.


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