Thu 7 Dec 2023
6:00 & 8:30pm | St. Stephen's Cathedral
You can't get more Advent spirit, more Vienna and more contemplation as the Wiener Symphoniker once again move to the spectacular ambience of Vienna's St. Stephen's Cathedral for their grand Advent concert on December 7.
The program, led by the orchestra's first guest conductor, Marie Jacquot, travels in time from Michael Praetorius ("Es ist ein Ros entsprungen") to Andrew Lloyd Webber ("Pie Jesu") and geographically from Leopold Mozart's Austria to Pyotr Tchaikovsky's Russia ("Nutcracker" and "Snowflake Waltz"), on to Albert Malotte's United States and Adolphe Adam's France ("Cantique de Noël").
Soprano Fatma Said, tenor Jonathan Tetelman and the Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde will take you on a journey into musical Christmas traditions from around the world. The program will, naturally, also include the great Christmas classics such as Bach's "Jesus bleibet meine Freude", William Gomez's "Ave Maria," and - for a joint finale - the carol "O du fröhliche."