Christmas in Vienna: Advent Music to Put You in the Spirit of Christmas:
There’s nothing like Christmas carols, Advent choirs and the sound of trumpets to get people into the spirit of Christmas. And in Vienna visitors can get in the mood for Christmas with Advent music at some of the city’s most beautiful churches.
Advent Music in Vienna Churches
- In the heart of the city, St. Stephen’s Cathedral hosts a series of Advent concerts from the end of November onwards. Featuring a mix of chamber music, Advent songs, specially selected readings and performances by the ORG-Choir of the Vienna Boys Choir and soloists from the Wiener KammerOrchester, these special evenings never fail to get concertgoers into the Christmas spirit. The program includes pieces by Mozart, Schubert and Bach.
- Mozart’s Requiem – It was at the St. Stephen’s Cathedral that Mozart married Constanze, had two of his children baptized and lay in state after his death. St. Stephen’s Cathedral commemorates its most famous parishioner on December 4th every year with a performance of Mozart’s Requiem.
Enjoy an Advent concert series in the stunning Baroque Annakirche in the heart of Vienna. This concert series include works for trumpet by Mozart, Bach, Schubert and Haydn.
Malteserkirche, or The Church of Saint John the Baptist, is one of the most important sites in Vienna. Its history is invariably linked to that of the Maltese Order, after which it is named. Enjoy a special Christmas Trumpet Concert with works of Händel, Purcell, Bach, Pachelbel, and more.
‘Trumpets in Concert – A very special Christmas’ has been a festive and emotional highlight of the Christmas season in Vienna for over 20 years. Trumpet players Gernot Kahofer, Manuel Lichtenwöhrer, and Leonhard Leeb perform famous Christmas compositions which are sure to get everyone in the mood for the festive season. The Minoritenkirche is one of the oldest and most artistically significant churches in Vienna.
In this highly-anticipated concert, hear the sounds of classical music by Schubert, Händel, Bach, Vivaldi and Haydn at Vienna’s treasured and world-renowned Kapuzinerkirche.