• St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna

Requiem on the Anniverary of Mozart's Death: St. Stephen's Cathedral

Vienna, Stephansdom — main

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About the Event

In the night from 4 to 5 December 1791, Mozart died of 'hot frieselfever' in Vienna. Every year on this occasion the Night Requiem, which ends with a solemn procession and the ringing of the death bell approximately at the minute of the composer's death (5 December 1791, 0:55am), represents an atmospheric highlight in the concert calendar of St. Stephen's Cathedral.

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.

During his lifetime and after his death, Mozart was associated with the cathedral in several ways: He married Constanze Weber there, had two of his children baptized in the cathedral and a few months before his death, Mozart applied for the position of music director adjunct at St. Stephen's. Mozart's name can be found both in the record of his death and in the cathedral's Book of Death Fees.

Practical Information

We recommend that you arrive in good time before the performance begins. (Admission time is {ADMISSION_TIME})

Program

  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus – Requiem in D minor, K. 626
Program is subject to change

Artists

Orchestra: Wiener Domorchester

Customer Reviews

2.5 of 5

  • Sally P, United Kingdom

    Dec 2018

    The choir sand beautifully and were all dressed in their finery. Sadly the same could not be said for the conductor, he looked like he had on an old comfortable suit with shoes that hadn't seen polish since they were bought.

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Address

Stephansdom, Stephansplatz 1 , Vienna, Austria — Google Maps

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