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Musical Advent

The Christmas atmosphere in Vienna is replete with the sound of contemplative Advent concerts, cheerful choral singing, jovial evenings of music and the festive gala "Christmas in Vienna" at the Konzerthaus.

Great emphasis is placed on singing in the world’s capital of music. Some 90 choirs from around the world come to Vienna City Hall on the four weekends in Advent for the "International Advent Singing" (28 November to 24 December, 3.30 pm to 7.00 pm - free admission). The Vienna Boys' Choir are on hand at the MuTH for perfect singing. This Christmas, they sing about "Good Shepherds" (10-13 December). Vocal art is also on the program at the "Voices of Musical Christmas" at the Wiener Stadthalle. The popular musical stars Maya Hakvoort, Ramesh Nair and others celebrate the festival with gospel and swing (21 December.).

Early Music in the run-up to Christmas

Contemplative sounds are promised by the Clemencic Consort in the "Pre-Christmas Baroque Concerts" performed on historical instruments. Early Hungarian Christmas and pastoral music can also be enjoyed at the Eroica Hall of the Theatre Museum (13, 14, 20 and 21 December). At the Wiener Konzerthaus, the authentic performance ensemble Barucco and the Wiener Singakademie interpret Handel’s oratorio "The Messiah" (8 December).

Christmas in Vienna

The traditional gala event "Christmas in Vienna" is also held at the Konzerthaus. The line-up of stars at Christmas includes the opera greats Natalia Ushakova, Vesselina Kasarova, Juan Diego Flórez and Artur Ruciński, as well as the Wiener Singakademie and the Vienna Boys' Choir. Accompaniment is provided by the ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien under the direction of Sascha Goetzel (19 December pre-premiere, 20 December gala concert).

Atmospheric concerts in churches

In Vienna’s most famous church, the soloists of the Wiener KammerOrchester play "Advent Concerts at St. Stephen's Cathedral". Mozart, Bach and Handel can be heard there on the four weekends in Advent.

Treasures of the Viennese classical period sound particularly festive when played on brass instruments. In some churches, there are trumpet concerts, such as the "Magic Trumpets at St. Anne’s Church", a Baroque jewel in the city center (weekends in Advent). Handel, Bach and popular Christmas carols are also on the program at the Minorite Church, one of the oldest churches in Vienna, during "Trumpets in Concert" (10,13 and 17 December). And at the Maltese Church, the masters of the Baroque are also played on the organ in "Trumpet in the Maltese Church".

A church choir is a must in Advent: The St. Augustin Choral Association sings Camille Saint-Saëns’ "Oratorio de Noël" at the Jesuit Church (2 December).

These and countless other Advent concerts are updated daily and can be found via our Event Search.

Vienna City Hall (Wiener Rathaus)

Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 1
1010   Wien
  • Contacts

  • Prices

    • Free guided tours
  • Opening hours

    • Guided tour Mo - We, 13:00
    • Guided tour Fr, 13:00
    • except on session days and holidays; groups with appointments one month in advance
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • (Swing door 92 cm wide)
      • Ramp 545 cm long,47 cm high
    • Parking spaces Main entrance
      • disabled parking spaces available
        on Lichtenfelsgasse, Felderstrasse, Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz
    • Elevator available
    • More information
      • Guide dogs permitted
      • Restrooms with access for disabled persons available.
    • Special offers for disabled persons

      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).

    • Comments

      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).

MuTh – Concert Hall of the Vienna Boys' Choir

Am Augartenspitz 1
1020   Wien
  • Contacts

    • +43 1 347 80 80
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swing door 180 cm wide)
      • Ramp 600 cm long, 150 cm wide, 30 cm high
    • Elevator available
      • 100 cm wide and 155 cm deep , Doors 90 cm wide
    • More information
      • Guide dogs permitted
      • 4 wheelchair spaces available (in orchestra on right, row 12)
      • Restrooms with access for disabled persons available.

Vienna Stadthalle (Wiener Stadthalle)

Roland-Rainer-Platz 1
1150   Wien
  • Contacts

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps
    • Parking spaces Main entrance
      • disabled parking spaces available
        on Sorbaitgasse and in the main car park of the Stadthalle
    • More information
      • Restrooms with access for disabled persons available.
    • Special offers for disabled persons

      Special wheelchair seats in halls D and F. Inductive hearing system in Hall F.

    • Comments

      Halls D and F are wheelchair-accessible.

Theater Museum (Theatermuseum)

Lobkowitzplatz 2
1010   Wien
  • Contacts

  • Prices

    • Adults  €8,00
    • Young people under 19  €
    • Cheaper with the Vienna Card
  • Opening hours

    • We - Mo, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Presentations, tours and workshops by appointment
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swing door 120 cm wide)
    • Elevator available
      • 130 cm wide and 150 cm deep , Doors 130 cm wide
    • More information
      • Restrooms with access for disabled persons available.
    • Special offers for disabled persons

      Wheelchair rental (by prior arrangement: at least two days ahead of time). Tours for visitors with disabilities and special needs on request (Tel. +43 1 525 24–5310).

    • Comments

      Exhibition area on ground floor: with portable ramp placed by staff as required. Intercom system at the main gate (front door or box office), staff will take you to the elevator.

Vienna Konzerthaus (Wiener Konzerthaus)

Lothringerstraße 20
1030   Wien
  • Contacts

  • Prices

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swing door 140 cm wide)
      • Ramp 435 cm long
    • Parking spaces Main entrance
      • 2 disabled parking spaces available
    • Elevator available
      • 94 cm wide and 190 cm deep , Doors 90 cm wide
    • More information
      • Guide dogs permitted
      • Restrooms with access for disabled persons available.
    • Comments

      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).

       

St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom)

Stephansplatz
1010   Wien
  • Contacts

    • +43 1 515 52 3054
  • Opening hours

    • Mo - Sa, 06:00 - 22:00
    • Su, 07:00 - 22:00
    • on holidays, 07:00 - 22:00
    • Guided tour of the Cathedral, duration approx. 30 minutes daily
    • English guided tour of the Cathedral, duration approx. 30 minutes Mo - Sa, 10:30
    • Guided tour of the catacombs, every quarter or half an hour, duration approx. 30 minutes Mo - Sa, 10:00 - 10:30
    • Guided tour of the catacombs, every quarter or half an hour, duration approx. 30 minutes Mo - Sa, 13:30 - 16:30
    • Guided tour of the catacombs, every quarter or half an hour, duration approx. 30 minutes Su, 13:30 - 16:30
    • Guided tour of the catacombs, every quarter or half an hour, duration approx. 30 minutes on holidays, 13:30 - 16:30
    • Elevator to the Pummerin bell (January – June & September – December) daily, 08:15 - 16:25
    • Elevator to the Pummerin bell (July & August) daily, 08:15 - 18:00
    • Ascend the South Tower of the Cathedral daily, 09:00 - 17:30
    • July - September: Evening tour including tour of the roof Sa, 19:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swing door 120 cm wide)
    • Side entrance
      • 3 Steps (Double swing door 90 cm wide )
    • More information
      • Guide dogs permitted
    • Comments

      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).

Anna Church (Annakirche )

Annagasse 3b
1010   Wien

Minoriten Church (Minoritenkirche)

Minoritenplatz 2a
1010   Wien

Jesuitenkirche Universitätskirche

Dr.-Ignaz-Seipel-Platz 1
1010   Wien
  • Opening hours

    • Mo - Sa, 07:00 - 19:00
    • Su, 08:00 - 19:00

Maltese Church (Malteserkirche)

Kärntner Strasse 37
1010   Wien

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