The St Charles Church stands out as one of most important religious buildings after the St. Stephan's Cathedral. Certainly true not only because its strategic location, a few steps away from the Musikverein and the Vienna State Opera, but for its architectural wealth and its incomparable beauty. The visitor face a jewel of the Baroque, one of the most important in the German-speaking countries. The Church of St. Charles was completed in 1737 and since then it has not stopped surprising because of its exterior and interior. The church has a magnificent acoustic that makes the visitors enjoy even more the sound of its historic organ. It dates from 1737 and although slightly modified in 1847 by Joseph Seyberth, it continues delighting with celestial music. For all this, annually, the Church of St. Charles attracts millions of tourists from all over the world.
For some years, the Orchestra 1756 has the honour of offering a high quality series of concerts inside this architectural jewel. The concerts are well worth a visit for anyone visiting the city.
The repertoire of the 1756 Orchestra is based on two of the most acclaimed works of all time: Mozart's Requiem and Vivaldi's Four Seasons. The members of the orchestra are experts in the field and thanks to their great artistic abilities and their skill and enthusiasm, manage to attract the spirit of Mozart and Vivaldi to the present. It is an intense, evocative and authentic concert, as few remain in the city.
Orchestra 1756 and Chor Cantus XVII Wien
(in historical instruments)
In the early summer of 1791, Mozart received an order from a mysterious stranger. He was tasked with composing a requiem. Mozart, obsessed with death, since the death of his father and sensitive to the supernatural, ended up believing that this was a messenger of fate and that he was facing the composition of the requiem for his own funeral. Mozart died in Vienna on December 5, 1791 leaving the work unfinished. It was his disciple Süssmayr who, counting on his instructions, finished the work. On the day of his funeral, fragments of his Requiem were performed.
The concerts in the Church of St. Charles count with about 40 musicians that transport the spectators to the 18th century, making a faithful interpretation of the original in terms of ambience, sound and interpretation, to such an extent that the musicians play historical instruments. You can hardly experience classical music in Vienna in a more authentic, deep and real way.
Program Mozart's Requiem
W. A. MOZART (1756 – 1791)
Sequenz (Dies Irae - Tuba mirum - Rex tremendae -Recordare - Confutatis - Lacrimosa)
Located in one of the most famous baroque churches in Vienna, the St. Charles Church.
Karlsplatz, 1010 Vienna.
The concerts take place on different dates during the year always at 8:15pm. The seating plan splits in three categories I, II and III. All prices are total prices, including all taxes and statutory fees. We do not add any booking fees or shipping charges.
The concert lasts about 65 to 75 minutes, without pause.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email with your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone to show on the day of the activity. Don't forget to check the SPAM folder of your e-mail.
How to go there?
The subway lines U1, U2 and U4 both have a station at the Karlsplatz. Also the tram lines 1, 2, D and J have a station near the venue: Staatsoper.
Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.