Vienna Boys Choir Concerts at the Hofburg Chapel Sundays Mass

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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

 


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
 


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"
 


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
 


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

Fair C major
D 452
Franz Schubert
 


Piccolomini Fair
Missa brevis, C major, KV 258
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
 


Fair G major
D 167
Franz Schubert
 


youth fair
Missa brevis F major, hob. XXII-1.
Joseph Haydn
 


coronation mass
Mass C major, KV 31
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
 


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


organ solo mass
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
 


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


Fair C major
D 452
Franz Schubert
 


Missa brevis D major
KV 194 (=186h)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
 


Missa quarti toni
Tomás Luis de Victoria
 


Piccolomini Fair
Missa brevis, C major, KV 258
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
 


missa canonica
Jacobus Gallus
 


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


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


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


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


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


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

 


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


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


Missa solemnis
C major, KV 337
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
 


Missa dolorosa 
Antonio Caldara
 


Missa a quattro voci
Claudio Monteverdi
 


Missa secunda
Hans Leo Hassler
 


Missa confidentiae
Johann Josef Fux
 


Mass for 4 voices
William Byrd
 


missa canonica
Jacobus Gallus
 


Missa solemnis
C major, KV 337
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
 


Fair G major
D 167
Franz Schubert
 


Missa S. Leopoldi
Fair G major
Michael Haydn
 


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


Mass E flat major
D 950
Franz Schubert
 


Fair G major
D 167
Franz Schubert
 


Mass No. 1, D minor
Anton Bruckner
 


organ solo mass
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
 


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


Missa brevis B major
KV 275
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
 


Coronation Mass
Mass C major, KV 31
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
 

Photo gallery

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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