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"The Voices of Musical Christmas" sing in the approaching festival in the Stadthalle with stars such as Maya Hakvoort, Uwe Kröger and Pia Douwes (29 and 30 November). Cheerful singing also fills Vienna City Hall at the "Internationale Adventsingen", when the venue hosts 90 choirs from around the world (29 November – 24 December, every Fr, Sa, Su).
For lovers of ancient music, the "Pre-Christmas Baroque Concerts" in the Musensaal of the Albertina come highly recommended. Under the direction of René Clemencic, doyen of the historic practice of performance, the Clemencic Consort plays arias, duets, cantatas and suites from Monteverdi to Scarlatti (11 and 12 December). Festive brass music is played at "Christmas Brass Triptychon & Brassissimo" in the Konzerthaus with works by Händel, Vivaldi and Mozart (14 December).
A highlight of the musical Advent is the annual festival gala "Christmas in Vienna", also held in the Konzerthaus. The Christmas program is presented by the opera stars Angelika Kirchschlager, Anna Prohaska, Joel Prietro and Luca Pisaroni together with the Vienna Boys’ Choir and the Wiener Singakademie. The ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien plays under the direction of Erwin Ortner (20 and 21 December).
Advent gets off to a lively and vocal start in Vienna's most famous church when The Golden Voices of Gospel celebrate the "Gospel-Night" in St. Stephen's Cathedral (23 November). A more contemplative mood is then created at the "Advent Concerts in St. Stephen's Cathedral". Works by Mozart, Bach, Schubert and Haydn can be enjoyed there, played by the soloists of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra (29 November – 22 December).
Christmas brass music plays at "Trumpet Magic in St. Anna' Church", a Baroque jewel in the city center. Johannes Moritz and Reinhard Schobesberger offer Viennese classics and Advent songs (29 November – 22 December).
The Chorvereinigung St. Augustin Choral Association sings in the Jesuitenkirche (University Church) and begins the festive period with Schubert’s German Mass (1 December). Particularly nice is Mozart’s Orphanage Mass (8 December), and for the big Christmas finale, the Coronation Mass by Mozart is celebrated at Midnight Mass (24 December).
These and countless other Advent concerts are updated daily and can be found via our Event Search.
Special wheelchair seats in halls D and F. Inductive hearing system in Hall F.
Halls D and F are wheelchair-accessible.
Multimedia guides in Austrian and English sign language are available free of charge upon presentation of an official photographic form of ID (passport, identity card, driver’s license).
Elevator near stair no. 7: door width: 92 cm, cabin depth: 240 cm, cabin width: 130 cm, passage to elevator: 110 cm.
Elevator near stair no. 8: door width: 92 cm, passage to elevator: 88 cm, cabin width: 110 cm, cabin depth 210 cm.
Wheelchair-accessible restroom / changing room (near stair no. 8).
Wheelchair rental (prior arrangement necessary: Tel. +43 1 534 83–540). Guided tours in sign language available (prior arrangement necessary: Tel. +43 1 534 83–540), reduced admission for persons with special needs
Zugang zu den Ausstellungsräumen und zum Restaurant/Café sowie zum Shop stufenlos. Alle Räumlichkeiten können barrierefrei erreicht werden.
Barrierefreies WC im 3. und 1. OG
All halls accessible via elevator, inner ramp.
2 elevators from ground floor (door width: 90 cm, cabin depth: 190 and 140 cm, cabin width: 94 cm).
Wheelchair seats: 18 in the Grand Hall, 6 in the Mozart Hall, 3 in the Schubert Hall and 4 in the Berio Hall. Seeing-eye dogs permitted (by prior arrangement).
Access to the Treasuries and museum by elevator (warning: steps!), not wheelchair-accessible, daily from 10 am - 6 pm. Closed Sun and public holidays.
North Tower: access via elevator only (door width: 65 cm) and 12 steps (not wheelchair-accessible). South Tower: 343 steps (not wheelchair-accessible).
Parking space for visitors with disabilities (Singerstrasse).