On two extraordinary dates you have the opportunity to experience the world-famous Requiem in D minor, K. 626, by the master of classical music, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, for string quartet. The musical interpretation will be performed by the renowned Mozart Boys Choir Vienna and the Vienna Chamber Orchester in the magnificent ambience of the Vienna Minoriten Church, one of the most beautiful churches in Vienna with incomparable acoustics.
The Mozart Boys Choir Vienna is a choir combining tradition and modernity, founded in 1956 by Professor Erich Schwarzbauer on the occasion of Mozart's 200th birthday (with the former name "Mozart Sängerknaben"). The choir's community includes young boys between 7-22 years of age, ranging from sopranos and alto to tenors and basses, and covers the entire range of male voices. Various concert tours have already taken the Mozart Boys Choir Vienna to Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Chile and almost all European countries. As ambassadors of Austria, they bring classical Viennese music all over the world and inspire international audiences with this programme.
Since its foundation in 1956, the ambitious boys' choir has succeeded in establishing a firm place in Viennese and Austrian musical life. The choir is also appreciated far beyond the borders of the country as a representative of Austrian music. The Mozart Boys Choir Vienna collaborates regularly with well-known artists and orchestras such as the Vienna Philharmonic and the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI. World stars such as Barbara Hendricks, Bertrand de Billy, Christian Boesch, Eric Ericson, Marcello Viotti, Sylvain Cambreling, José Cura and Daniel Harding have also performed with the Mozart Boys Choir Vienna.
The Vienna Chamber Orchestra was founded in 1946 and established itself as one of the world's leading chamber orchestras in the more than 70 years of its existence. The former principal conductor Carlo Zecchi and guest conductors such as Yehudi Menuhin and Sándor Végh were very significant partners of the orchestra. The internationally renowned reputation of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra is confirmed by its worldwide tours and regular appearances in almost all major European cities.
Enjoy the musical performances of the unique Mozart Boys Choir Vienna in the beautiful Minorite Church in Vienna. The programme includes the famous Requiem in D minor KV 626 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (for string quartet) in a contemporary arrangement by Peter Lichtenthal.
For the Austrian composer and music writer Peter Lichtenthal (1780-1853), who regarded Mozart as a true genius, his music was the measure of all things. He had been friends with Mozart's two sons, Karl and Wolfgang (Junior), for many years. In Italy around 1800, instrumental music was performed by "dilettantes" for their own pleasure, especially in private circles. In order to make German music accessible to music lovers, Lichtenthal arranged numerous works (by Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Haydn, etc.), including the "Requiem in D minor KV 626" for string quartet. The version performed is a mixed version, soloists and choir sing the original version and are accompanied by a string quartet, supplemented with double bass and organ positive, in the arrangement by Peter Lichtenthal. Despite this reduction of the instrumental parts, the musical statement remains intact at all times and allows the listener a more focused view through the prism of the string quartet a new approach to the Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Get ready to enjoy this unique concert series with the incomparably talented young musicians in the beautiful, acoustically wonderful ambience of the Vienna Minorite Church!
The Vienna Minoriten Church (Minoritenkirche) is a Catholic church built in French Gothic style and is located at the center of Vienna’s historic city centre, just a few minutes’ walk away from the Hofburg. The so-called Minorites were Franciscans who founded the Minoriten Monastery in Vienna in 1224. The church building was completed in 1350, as one of the first Gothic churches in Eastern Austria. Since 1784, the church has been owned by the Italian Congregation and has grown to become the cultural 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, several alterations have taken place, the last major alteration being in the years around 1900, when the neo-Gothic annexes were built.
The Minoriten Church in Vienna is one of the oldest and most artistically valuable churches in the city and provides a unique venue for classical concerts.
Dates and prices
The concerts will take place on two selected dates, interpreting the world-famous Requiem in D minor, K. 626, by musical genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Concert start is always at 7.30 p.m.
Tickets are available in 3 different categories:
Category Superior* EUR 55,-
Category I EUR 39,-
Category II EUR 29,-
* Row I & II, plus reception with artists after the concert
Reduced tickets are available for students at € 19,-.
All prices are total prices, including all taxes and statutory fees.
The concert lasts approx. 75 min.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an e-mail containing your booking voucher. This is your e-ticket! Please print it out or download it on your smartphone/ tablet to show on the day of the concert at the evening box.
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How to go there?
You can take the metro line U3 until the station “Herrengasse“ and take the exit “Minoritenplatz“ which will lead you directly in front of the Minoriten Church.
Minorite Church (Minoritenkirche)
Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.