The St. Charles Church stands out as one of the most important and magnificent religious buildings after the St. Stephen's Cathedral. Certainly not only due to its strategic location, a few steps away from the Musikverein and the Vienna State Opera, as this church also fascinates with its architectural wealth and incomparable beauty.
The visitors face a jewel of the Baroque – one of the most important in German-speaking countries. The Church of St. Charles was completed in 1737 and has since then continually enchanted visitors with its exterior as well as its interior. The church has magnificent acoustics that enable the visitors to enjoy the sound of its historic organ even more profoundly. The organ originally dates from 1737 and although slightly modified in 1847 by Joseph Seyberth, it continues delighting with its celestial music. The Church of St. Charles is a truly unique building that attracts millions of tourists from all over the world every single year.
The Orchestra 1756 has the honor of offering a high-quality series of concerts since quite some years now, inside this architectural jewel. When you’re in Vienna, it is really worth visiting these concerts!
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 enthusiasm, they manage to transport the spirit of Mozart and Vivaldi into the present. You can hardly experience a classical concert in a more intense, atmospheric or authentic way anywhere else in the city.
Vivaldi: "Four seasons"
Orchestra 1756 and solists
(in period instruments)
It is very likely that the fields of Mantua in Italy, where he lived from 1717 to 1719, served as inspiration to maestro Vivaldi to compose his "Four Seasons“. The work was a musical revolution in its conception. Never before have sounds of nature or everyday life accompanied by descriptive sonnets been presented with such success.
When Antonio Vivaldi moved to Vienna in 1740, three years after the completion of the St. Charles Church, he probably also fell in love with this extraordinary and sacred building. He lived near the theatre of the Imperial Court and it was there, unfortunately, where he began to impoverish. Vivaldi died in July 1741 and was buried near the Church of St. Charles.
The best tribute that can be paid to any composer is to represent his works with as much sensitivity and delicacy as the Orchestra 1756 does. Enjoy the amazing performances of Vivaldi's famous violin's concerts performed with baroque instruments.
Program Vivaldis Four Seasons
A. VIVALDI (1678-1741)
Aria "Amoroso ai rai del sole"
Concerto I "la primavera" (Spring) op.8 No.1
Aria "Ah che infelice sempre"
Concerto II "l´estate" (Summer) op.8 No.2
Aria "Zeffiretto che scorre"
Concerto III "L´Autunno" (Autumn) op.8 No.3
Aria "Gelido in ogni vena" aus der Oper "Farnace"
Concerto IV "L´Inverno" (Winter) op. 8 No.4
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.