On 10th April you have the opportunity to experience the world-famous Stabat Mater, by the master of classical music, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi. 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 Minorite 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 Stabat Mater of Pergolesi.
STABAT MATER is a musical setting of the medieval poem of the same name for alto, soprano, strings and basso continuo (cello and organ). This is the most famous spiritual work by the Italian composer and was written in 1736, a few weeks before his death. Pergolesi composed his Stabat Mater on behalf of a Neapolitan noble lay brotherhood, the Cavalieri della Vergine dei Dolori di San Luigi al Palazzo, to use it in the Holy Week liturgy.
The immediately moving mood of the work, the abandonment of large-scale choir and orchestral ensembles was soon largely accepted. Jean Jacques Rousseau praised the opening movement as “the most perfect and touching duet penned by any composer.” The enthusiasm for the work continues unabated to this day. Buy your tickets for this master piece of Pergolesi and enjoy Stabat Mater in the impresive Minorite Church of Vienna. Only on 10th April 2020.
Soloists: Birgit Plankel, soprano and Elisabeth Lang, alto
MOZART BOYS CHOR VIENNA
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 Minorite 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 Minorite 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 exclusive concert will take place on 10th April, interpreting the world-famous Stabat Mater, by musical genius Giovanni Battista Pergolesi. Concert start is at 7.30 p.m
Tickets are available in 4 different categories:
Category Superior* EUR 55,-
Category I EUR 39,-
Category II EUR 29,-
Category II EUR 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 Minorite Church.
Minorite Church (Minoritenkirche)
Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.