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Get in Christmas mood with the most beautiful Christmas carols and festive music at Capuchin Church, location of the world-famous Imperial Crypt.

In the heated church the Christmas concerts span a majestic arc of festive trumpet music, selected texts and the finest Christmas carols - what a wonderful way to prepare for the approaching Christmas in a contemplative and joyful way.

Meet the Emperor Quartet Vienna, where great experience meets young esprit, where masterful interpretation is passed on to the next generation, where the joy of playing music together is passed on to the audience, and where programmes are prepared and arranged with great attention to detail. Members of the Emperor Quartet Vienna play in the most important and most famous orchestras in Vienna, teach at universities and conservatories - many of them also perform as soloists regularly. In the Emperor Quartet Vienna they share the joy of making music together.

  • December 2021

Sound of Christmas at Capuchin Church - What to expect:

The concert:
The Performance of Sound of Christmas at Capuchin Church Vienna starts at 6:30h pm and last about 60 minutes, with no break.

Performers:
Emperor Quartet Vienna & friends

Programme (selection)
J.S. Bach, Gavotte
G.F. Händel, „Pifa“ from Messias
A. Vivaldi, Winter from the Four Seasons
W.A. Mozart, La...udate Dominum
A. Bruckner, Locus Iste
F. Schubert, Ave Maria
A. Corelli - Pastorale from the Christmas Concert

as well as the finest Austrian and international Christmas carols

The venue:
The Capuchin Church (German: Kapuzinerkirche) in Vienna, Austria is a church and monastery run by the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin. Located on the Neuer Markt square in the Innere Stadt near the Hofburg Palace, the Capuchin Church is most famous for containing the Imperial Crypt, the final resting place for members of the House of Habsburg. The official name of the church is Church of Saint Mary of the Angels, but it is commonly known in Vienna as the Capuchin Church.

Seating:
There are 2 Ticket categories. Within the Category there is free seating.

Dresscode:
The concert venue is a church, please dress appropriately.

Orchestra Size:
The Emperor Quartet Vienna is a classical string quartet and consists of four musicians (violin 1, violin 2, viola and cello). Depending on the program, trumpet and vocal soloists appear.

Information for people with disabilities:
Visitors with reduced mobility are able to enter via the main portal.

Safety Measures concerning Corona:
Enjoy our concerts carefree and in compliance with all COVID-19 protective measures.

Below are our most important prevention measures:

Masks are compulsory during your entire stay.
Groups of visitors can sit together, in accordance with the legal regulations.
We recommend that you book separate seats if you do not live in the same household.
The Social Distancing Tool automatically blocks the adjacent seats.
For more information, please refer to the section Information Concerning COVID-19.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

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Capuchin Church, Vienna - History:

The Capuchin Church (German: Kapuzinerkirche) in Vienna, Austria is a church and monastery run by the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin. Located on the Neuer Markt square in the Innere Stadt near the Hofburg Palace, the Capuchin Church is most famous for containing the Imperial Crypt, the final resting place for members of the House of Habsburg. The official name of the church is Church of ...Saint Mary of the Angels, but it is commonly known in Vienna as the Capuchin Church.

About 1599 the Capuchin brothers under Lawrence of Brindisi resided at Vienna on their way to Prague, where they had been sent by Pope Clement VIII in the course of the Counter-Reformation. The church was donated by will of Anna of Tyrol (1585 – 1618), consort of Holy Roman Emperor Matthias of Habsburg. Construction was delayed due to the outbreak of the Thirty Years' War and not finished until 1632, under the rule of Matthias' successor Ferdinand II. It was consecrated in 1632.

The aisleless church contains the tombs of friar Marco d'Aviano (d. 1699) and architect Donato Felice d'Allio (1761) as well as a pietà by Peter Strudel. Its subterranean mausoleum is the Imperial Crypt (German: Kaisergruft, though usually called Capuchin Crypt, German: Kapuzinergruft) that has been the principal place of entombment for the Habsburg dynasty, Emperors of the Holy Roman Empire, and their descendants.

The lying in repose for the last heir to the Austrian and Hungarian throne, Otto von Habsburg, took place in a side chapel on 15 July 2011.

The façade of the Capuchin Church building was restored in 2016, removing the line dividing the colors, and strengthening the colors.

Imperial Crypt
The Capuchin Church contains the Imperial Crypt (German: Kaisergruft), also called the Capuchin Crypt (Kapuzinergruft), a burial chamber beneath the church and monastery. Since 1633, the Imperial Crypt has been the principal place of entombment for members of the House of Habsburg. The bodies of 145 Habsburg royalty, plus urns containing the hearts or cremated remains of four others, are deposited here, including 12 emperors and 18 empresses. The most recent entombment was in 2011. The visible 107 metal sarcophagi and five heart urns range in style from puritan plain to exuberant rococo. Some of the dozen resident Capuchin friars continue their customary role as the guardians and caretakers of the crypt, along with their other pastoral work in Vienna.

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Impressions

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Violinist at the Capuchin Church Vienna
Violinist at the Capuchin Church Vienna
Trompeter at the Capuchin Church Vienna
Trompeter at the Capuchin Church Vienna
Emperor Quartet Vienna & friends at Capuchin Church Vienna
Emperor Quartet Vienna & friends at Capuchin Church Vienna
Christmas altar in the Capuchin Church Vienna
Christmas altar in the Capuchin Church Vienna
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