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Classic Ensemble Vienna: Concerts at Peterskirche

Vienna, Peterskirche — Main Hall

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About the Event

Travel back in time with the Classic Ensemble Vienna. The Ensemble will perform works by Mozart, Vivaldi, Bach, Beethoven, and Schubert in magnificent acoustics of the beautiful Peterskirche in the heart of Vienna.

The Classic Ensemble Vienna has found its home at the splendid St. Peter Church, one of the most beautiful Baroque churches in Vienna, built from the year 1701 to 1733 based on the plans of Lukas von Hildebrand. It was here, in the fourth century under the Roman empire that the first church was built in Vindobona, now Vienna. The ensemble performs in the unique atmosphere of the crypt below the main sanctuary.

Practical Information

Duration: 60‐70 minutes

Dress code: Smart casual

Tickets can be picked up at the box office up to 15 minutes before the concert starts on the day of the performance.

Seats are allocated by the box office and announced on the day of the performance.

reduced tickets: children, students and seniors over 65 years old.


  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – A Little Night Music – Allegro from A little night music, KV 525
  • Antonio Vivaldi – The Four Seasons
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Requiem in D minor, K. 626
  • Johann Sebastian Bach – Air – Air from Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068
  • Franz Schubert – Second movement (Andante con moto) from the String Quartet in D minor, D 810 'Death and the Maiden'
  • Ludwig van Beethoven – String Quartet no. 7 in F major, op. 59, no. 1, "Razumovsky"
Program is subject to change


Chamber Music: Classic Ensemble Vienna

The Classic Ensemble Vienna consists of internationally renowned musicians and has celebrated numerous international successes in Austria, Mexico, USA, Sweden and Germany, among others. With beautiful interpretations of Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Vivaldi and more, the musicians enchant the Viennese and international audiences alike.


The Peterskirche (St Peter’s Church) is the second-oldest church in Vienna, founded around 800AD, if legend is to be believed. The present church was built in 1732 in the Baroque style, with Vienna's first baroque dome. Inspired by St Peter's Basilica in Rome, the interior is adorned with frescoes, sculptures, golden altarpieces and carved wood. Peterskirche is one of Vienna's busiest classical music venues, featuring a diverse program that includes daily organ concerts, operas, choral concerts and performances by prominent local and international artists. In addition to performances in the elegant main sanctuary, the Peterskirche also hosts concerts in the fascinating and intimate crypt below ground level.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Perhaps the most important composer of all time, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was an Austrian composer of the late 18th century. Born in 1756 in Salzburg, he showed prodigious musical talent from childhood. Beginning at five years of age, he composed more than 600 works, including concertos, symphonies, religious works and operas before his premature death at the age of 35. Hi influence over successive generations cannot be overestated - Ludwig van Beethoven wrote of Mozart "posterity will not see such a talent again in 100 years”. Despite the immense success of his compositions, and the acclaim he received across Europe, Mozart achieved little financial security and rwas buried in an unmarked grave in Vienna's St Marx Cemetery.

Franz Schubert

During his rather short life, Franz Schubert, one of the fathers of romanticism in music, had always been an unappreciated genius who had never received public acclaim. Only his family and friends were delighted by his music, and most of his works were discovered and published only many years after his death. Franz Schubert was born on the 31th of March 1797 in the suburbs of Vienna. His father and eldest brother were amateur musicians and they taught him to play piano and violin. At the age of 11 Schubert was a singer in a choir at the Lichtenthal parish and later auditioned for Antonio Salieri and admitted to the emperor’s choir. During that period young Franz started composing his own works. However, after his voice broke he had to leave the choir and in 1814 he started working as a teacher in the same parish school as his father. He never stopped composing and 4 years later he decided to quit teaching and devote his life completely to music. He fell out with his father because of that and struggled to make ends meet. In 1818 Schubert went to Vienna, where he met Vogl. Together they gave private concerts in small aristocratic circles, mainly playing Lieder, which Schubert wrote around 600. Franz Schubert gave only one big public concert in his whole life in March 1828, which was very warmly received by the audience. However, his health was deteriorating and in November the same year he died of thyroid fever at the age of 31.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven was a German pianist and composer of the late 18th century. He is well known as the most influential composers of all time as well as crucial figure to the Classical music scene. In fact, he demonstrated his musical talent at an early age, taking lessons from his father and composer/conductor Christian Gottlob Neefe. Later, he moved to Vienna where he gained the reputation of a virtuoso pianist by composing his popular masterpieces. He created his most admired works in his last 15 years of life, all the while being almost completely deaf.

Johann Sebastian Bach

The name Bach and the word musician had long been synonyms in Germany as the world saw 56 musicians from this kin. But it was Johann Sebastian Bach, a genius composer and virtuoso organ player, who shed lustre on his family name. He was born on th 31st of March 1685 in Eisenach, a small town in Thuringia. At the age of 10 he became an orphan and was brought up by his elder brother Johann Christoph, who was an organist in a neighbouring town. His brother was the one to teach music to the young Johann Sebastian. Later he moved to Luneburg where he attended a church school and mastered the techniques of playing violin, viola, piano and organ by the age of 17. Besides that, Bach was a choir singer and later after his voice broke he became a chanter’s assistant. In 1703 Bach was hired as a court musician in the chapel of Duke Johann Ernst III. He earned such a good reputation there that he was later invited to Arnstadt to be an organist at the New Church, where he wrote his best organ works. In 1723 he moved to Leipzig to be a chantor at St. Thomas Church where he stayed until his death of a stroke in 1750. In the year of his death he had undergone unsuccessful eye surgery which lead him to lose his eyesight. During that strenuous time his second wife Anna Magdalena helped him to write his last musical pieces. Bach’s artistic legacy is vast. He created compositions in all genres of the time: oratorias, cantatas, masses, motets, music for organ, piano and violin.

Antonio Vivaldi

Antonio Vivaldi went down in history as a creator of the instrumental concert genre and the father of orchestral music. He was born in Venice on the 4th of March 1678. Vivaldi was a weak and sickly child suffering from asthma, however could not stop him from devoting himself completely to music. His father, Giovanni Batista a professional violinist, taught his elder son Antonio to play the violin. With his father young Antonio met the best musicians of Venice of that time and gave concerts in local churches. He also worked as a violin teacher and later as a music director at the orphanage Ospedalle della Pieta. Meanwhile he composed concertos, sacred works and vocal music and in 1713 he achieved great recognition with his sacred choral music. Vivaldi got captivated by the world of opera and worked both as opera composer and impresario at the Teatro San Angelo. In 1717 he obtained a prestigious position by the prince court in Manua as a director of secular music and worked there until around 1720. During that time he composed his world-renowned masterpiece The Four Seasons. In the 1730's his career dwindled as his music became unfashionable and the great composer died in poverty. It took the world two centuries to rediscover and reevaluate Vivaldi’s music, as it was buried into oblivion after his death. In the early 20th century many previously unknown works were found and immediately captured the hearts of the music lovers.

Customer Reviews

4.7 of 5

  • Jelena K, Latvia

    Oct 2022

    Very unique place and good concert!

  • Sandra W, United Kingdom

    Mar 2020

    Superb music, terrific surroundings. An evening to remember.

  • Raymond B, Gambie

    Dec 2019

    Absolument remarquable, nous avons vécu un moment de grâce

  • Maurizio Giuseppe Angelo L, Italia

    Dec 2019

    Bel programma, bella cornice, ottimo interpreti. Grande professionalità e cortesia ( nessuno ci ha mosso critiche anche se siamo arrivati all’ultimo momento, anzi il nostro posto era ancora a nostra disposizione e ci hanno accompagnato direttamente).

  • David Y, Hong Kong

    Oct 2019

    The evening was excellent with great selection of pieces, wonderful performance with well balanced harmony, and marvelous reverb offered by the church building. I would come here again for my next visit!

  • Vera G, Россия

    Oct 2019

    Планируя поездку в Вену, я «прочесывала» сайты с достопримечательностями и узнала, что во многих храмах города проводятся концерты классической музыки, а билеты на них можно купить в России, не выходя из дома на сайтеЯ не знаток классической музыки и оценить мастерство исполнителей не могу, но мероприятие мне ОЧЕНЬ понравилось! Невероятно красивый Собор, камерная обстановка и прекрасные произведения великих композиторов. Это был чудесный вечер! Обязательно постараюсь повторить этот опыт и непременно воспользуюсь услугами сайта Ведь это так удобно!?

  • Mizuki O, 日本

    Mar 2019


  • Édouard F, France

    Mar 2019

    Magnifique !

  • Virginie D, France

    Mar 2019

    Prestation excellente, les musiciens avaient une présence sur scène (geste, expression du visage). Cependant les sièges inconfortables gâchent quelque peu le plaisir

  • JEAN LOUIS B, France

    Dec 2018

    Very nice musical moment. I strongly recommend

  • Viktoria V, Deutschland

    Dec 2018


  • Alfred R, Österreich

    Dec 2018

    Ganz ausgezeichnete Künstler, wunderschöner Rahmen. Kleiner Wermutstropfen, der ausgehändigte Spielplan war nicht vollständig.

  • Caren J N, España

    Dec 2018

    Un concierto muy bonito en un entorno precioso. La organización estupenda, con un trato agradable. Los músicos de primera calidad, tocaron con mucha sensibilidad, y nos dejaron deseando más.

  • URI B, Israel

    Dec 2018

    Wonderful concert

  • Fiona M, United Kingdom

    Dec 2018

    Venue in main church was wonderful, musicians fantastic. Only issue was temperature, really cold despite coat, hat and gloves. Distracted from performance.

  • Andrea W, USA

    Oct 2018

    We simply LOVED this concert and are so glad we selected it to attend during our visit to Vienna last week. It was perfect. The seating isn't very comfortable, however. . . . but the church is very beautiful.

  • Alejandra F, Austria

    Oct 2018

    Excelente! Puntual y de muy buena calidad. El espacio es pequeño por lo que no quedas, aun si compras la entrada más barata, no quedas lejos. Absolutamente recomendable.

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