Christmas Concerts in the Minorite Church

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Weihnachtskonzerte in der Minoritenkirche
The Christmas season is back to enchant you with classical concerts by the Vienna Chamber Symphony in the atmospheric Minorite Church.
Minoriten Kirche, Minoritenplatz 2A, Wien, Austria

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Christmas Concerts in the Minorite Church

The Christmas season is back to enchant you with classical concerts by the Vienna Chamber Symphony in the atmospheric Minorite Church.


To celebrate Christmas, two extraordinary concerts will take place on December 25th and 26th in this 13th-century church. The Christmas concerts of the Wiener Kammersymphonie Quintet, with the presence of the outstanding trumpeter Michael Bednarik, will be even more festive. Together, they will immerse you in a musical feast of works by great masters such as Vivaldi, Haydn, Bach, Handel, Corelli, and Telemann. Let the unique atmosphere of the church and the virtuosity of these musicians turn Christmas into unforgettable moments. Enjoy a Christmas experience full of harmony and musical joy!

The Vienna Chamber Symphony is an ensemble composed of highly talented musicians performing in Vienna. Members of this group usually perform as a string quintet. By doing so, the ensemble brings to its audiences a vast musical repertoire from classics to contemporary compositions bringing out the very best of the Ensemble members.  The WKS was founded in March 2006 in the “Year of Mozart” and made its outstandingly successful debut with a series of concerts in Spain that met with both public and critical acclaim describing the group as the best performers of a long season entirely dedicated to Mozart. Following this experience the WKS realised a series of projects dedicated to the musical contemporaries of Mozart. In 2008 they performed at the Umbria Music Festival with a “crossover project” fusing the pure Viennese classic style with that of hip-hop dance. This was followed by performances at the prestigious Vienna Musikverein and led to invitations to play at numerous international festivals including the Ankara Festival in April 2009 and many Italian theatres like the “Teatro N. Piccinni'' in Bari,  Ravello Festival, Alba Music Festival and Side Music Festival in Turkey. Subsequently, the Vienna Chamber Symphony has performed in South America (Brazil, Argentina and Colombia) and Istanbul (Süreyya Opera).

While enjoying the concert, you will not only be pampered acoustically, but also visually: there is a lot to discover in the magnificent interior of the Minorite Church in Vienna. The north side of the building is adorned with an impressive mosaic by Giacomo Raffaelli, a replica of the famous wall fresco Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, which has a total weight of approximately 20 tons.

Get your exclusive tickets for this special concert and enjoy an extraordinary classical Christmas evening and listen to the musicians of the Vienna Chamber Symphony.

Book your ticket now and get ready for an amazing musical experience you will never forget! Merry Christmas!


Programme

Antonio Vivaldi
"Gloria" RV 589 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
B-Major, K. 137

Joseph Haydn
2nd and 3rd movement from Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major

Johann Sebastian Bach
Chorale from Cantata BWV 147

Georg Friedrich Händel
Suite in D Major for Piccolo Trumpet and Strings, TWV 44:1

(The programme may be subject to change) 


Categories and Prices

Tickets are available in 3 different categories:

  • Category Superior*                           EUR    65,-
  • Category A                                       EUR    49,-
  • Category B                                       EUR    39,-
  • Category A - Student/Senior                  EUR   39,-
  • Category B - Student/Senior                  EUR   29,-

All prices are total prices, including all taxes and statutory fees. We do not bill any sort of additional charges.R    29,-


Venue

The Minoriten Church is a Catholic church built in French Gothic style and is located at the center of Vienna’s historic inner city, in the first district and just a few minutes away from the Hofburg. The so-called Minorites were Franciscans who founded the Minorite Monastery in Vienna in 1224. The church building was completed in 1350, as one of the first Gothic churches in Eastern Austria. Ever since then, the Minorite Church is considered as one of the most beautiful churches in Vienna. 

Since 1784, the church has been owned by the Italian Congregation and has grown to become the cultural and social centre of the Italian Catholic community of Vienna. It is often referred to as the Italian National Church of Mary of the Snows.

The striking saddle roof of the church rises above the silhouette of Vienna's city centre and its "shot down“ tower is another striking characteristic of the building, dating back from the times of the Austro-Turkish wars. Since then, some massive alterations have taken place, the last major alteration being in the years around 1900, when the neo-Gothic annexes were built in which the Italian Congregation is housed. 

The Minorite Church in Vienna is one of the oldest and most artistically valuable churches in the city and definitely provides a unique venue for classical concerts – both acoustically and architecturally.

Minorite Church
Minoritenplatz 2A
1010 Vienna


Duration

The duration of the concert is about 75 minutes, without intermission. 


Tickets

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an e-mail containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download it on your smartphone/tablet to show it at the evening box on the day of the concert.

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How to get there?

Minoriten Church, Minoritenplatz 2A, 1010 Vienna.; is located in the city centre. The easiest way to get there is by the subway line U3 until the station “Herrengasse” and take the exit “Minoritenplatz” which will lead you directly in front of the Minoriten Church. 

Alternatively, one can take the Tram line D,1 or 71 to the station “Rathausplatz/Burgtheater”. From there the Minoriten Church is a few minutes walk behind the Burgtheater.  


Cancellations

Cancellations are possible for this ticket up to 24 hours before the concert begin.