Vienna Boys Choir Concerts at the Hofburg Chapel - Sunday Mass

The Vienna Boys' Choir is a choir of long-standing tradition; it is one of the oldest boys' choirs not attached to a church or a college. It was the choir attached to the Austrian court (and very much a travelling band); its roots go back to the 13th century, but records from the early phases are tenuous and scarce. In the late 15th century, the choir was part of the court music of Maximilian I, the Holy Roman Emperor, who moved the court from Innsbruck to Vienna and thus is credited with the foundation of the Chapel Imperial.

Among the Choir's duties today are the Sunday services in the Imperial Chapel, appearances at official state occasions, concerts in Vienna and abroad as well as appearances in the Vienna State Opera and Volksoper. Each choir spends about 11 weeks of the academic year on tour; each choir boy sings around 80 performances a year.

  

Program and cast

Ursuline Fair
Missa brevis, G major, KV 49
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
June 2, 2019.


Organist: Martin Haselböck
Conductor: Martin Schebesta
Orchestra: Members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Choir: Vienna Boys Choir, Herrenchor of the Vienna State Opera, Choralschola of the Vienna Hofburg Orchestra


Ludwig van Beethoven (1732-1809)
Mass C major, op. 86
June 9th, 2019


Organist: Jeremy Joseph
Conductor: Erwin Ortner
Orchestra: Members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Choir: Vienna Boys Choir, Herrenchor of the Vienna State Opera, Choralschola of the Vienna Hofburg Orchestra


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Missa brevis, F major, KV 192
"Little Credo Mass"
June 16th, 2019


Organist: Wolfgang Kogert
Conductor: Jordi Casals
Orchestra: Members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Choir: Vienna Boys Choir, Herrenchor of the Vienna State Opera, Choralschola of the Vienna Hofburg Orchestra


harmony mass
Mass B major, Hob. XXII:14
Joseph Haydn
June 23rd, 2019


Organist: Jeremy Joseph
Conductor: Erwin Ortner
Orchestra: Members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Choir: Vienna Boys Choir, Choralschola of the Vienna Hofburg Chapel
Choir: Herrenchor of the Vienna State Opera


sparrow fair
Missa C major, KV 220 (=196b)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
September 15th, 2019.


Fair C major
D 452
Franz Schubert
September 22nd, 2019


Piccolomini Fair
Missa brevis, C major, KV 258
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
September 29th, 2019


Fair G major
D 167
Franz Schubert
October 6th, 2019


youth fair
Missa brevis F major, hob. XXII-1.
Joseph Haydn
October 13th, 2019


coronation mass
Mass C major, KV 31
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
October 20, 2019


Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo, Hob. XXII-7,
"Small Organ Solo Mass"
October 27th, 2019


organ solo mass
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
November 3, 2019


sparrow fair
Missa C major, KV 220 (=196b)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
November 10th, 2019


Fair C major
D 452
Franz Schubert
November 17th, 2019


Missa brevis D major
KV 194 (=186h)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
November 24th 2019


Missa quarti toni
Tomás Luis de Victoria
December 1, 2019


Piccolomini Fair
Missa brevis, C major, KV 258
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
December 8th, 2019


missa canonica
Jacobus Gallus
December 15th, 2019


Nicolai Fair
Missa Sancti Nicolai, G major, Hob. XXII:6,
Joseph Haydn
December 25th, 2019


Nicolai Fair
Missa Sancti Nicolai, G major, Hob. XXII:6,
Joseph Haydn
January 5, 2020


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Missa brevis, F major, KV 192
"Little Credo Mass"
January 12, 2020


Johann Georg Albrechtsberger (1736-1809)
Missa in C major, 
"Missa pro coronatione Francisci II. 
Budae peragenda" ("Coronation Mass") 
January 19, 2020


Ludwig van Beethoven (1732-1809)
Mass C major, op. 86
26 January 2020


Ursuline Fair
Missa brevis, G major, KV 49
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
February 2, 2020


harmony mass
Mass B major, Hob. XXII:14
Joseph Haydn
9 February 2020


Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo, Hob. XXII-7,
"Small Organ Solo Mass"
16 February 2020


Missa solemnis
C major, KV 337
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
23 February 2020


Missa dolorosa 
Antonio Caldara
1 March 2020


Missa a quattro voci
Claudio Monteverdi
8 March 2020


Missa secunda
Hans Leo Hassler
15 March 2020


Missa confidentiae
Johann Josef Fux
22 March 2020


Mass for 4 voices
William Byrd
29 March 2020


missa canonica
Jacobus Gallus
April 5, 2020


Missa solemnis
C major, KV 337
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
12 April 2020


Fair G major
D 167
Franz Schubert
April 19, 2020


Missa S. Leopoldi
Fair G major
Michael Haydn
26 April 2020


Nelson Fair
Missa in angustiis, D minor, Hob. XXII:11
Joseph Haydn
3 May 2020


Mass E flat major
D 950
Franz Schubert
May 17, 2020


Fair G major
D 167
Franz Schubert
24 May 2020


Mass No. 1, D minor
Anton Bruckner
31 May 2020


organ solo mass
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
June 7, 2020


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Missa brevis, F major, KV 192
"Little Credo Mass"
June 14, 2020


Missa brevis B major
KV 275
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
21 June 2020


coronation mass
Mass C major, KV 31
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
June 28, 2020

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Die Hofburgkapelle

The Vienna Boys’ Choir and members of the orchestra and choir of the Vienna State Opera are known as Hofmusikkapelle (Court Music Orchestra) and, as such, perform High Mass in the Chapel of the Imperial Palace on Sundays and religious holidays. 

In the chapel, the oldest part of the castle, the Court Music Orchestra performs works by old and new masters. The Hofmusikkapelle consists exclusively of a group of the Vienna Boys’ Choir and members of the orchestra and choir of the Vienna State Opera.

Let yourself be enchanted by the bell-like voices of the young boys, who are accompanied by musicians of the first rank.

 

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