Tue 31 Oct
W. A. Mozart
8:30pm | St. Stephen’s Cathedral
Hear the Mozart Requiem traditionally before All Saints' Day in St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna!
W. A. Mozart’s Requiem is one of the best and most moving pieces classical music has to offer. The myths surrounding Mozart's last composition contribute to the incredible appeal of this masterpiece. The Requiem is filled with the strong emotions that come to man in the face of death: Fear, anger, despair, sadness, hope, consolation.
Mozart married his wife Konstanze in St. Stephen´s and two of his children were baptized here. After his death, Mozart was laid out in St. Stephen's, before being transported to St. Marx cemetery in Vienna. Mozart's name can be found both in the records of his death and in the cathedral's Book of Death Related Fees, as is his wedding with Constanze Weber.
Under the direction of Gerald Wirth, President and Artistic Director of the Vienna Boys' Choir, this masterpiece was intensively studied on by choir singers from all over the world in several workshops during the Sing Along! Choir Festival. The crowning finale is the performance with renowned soloists and the Vienna Cathedral Orchestra in St. Stephen's Cathedral.