Mozart Requiem in der Wiener Karlskirche

Mozart Requiem Mass
at the St. Charles Church Vienna

The Requiem has a mysterious history, riddled with deception and manipulation. The work was commissioned by Count Walsegg in July 1791, who wanted to pass off the work as his own, so the circumstances of the commission were kept secret. Upon Mozart's death, Constanze (his wife) had the work completed by other composers, but in order to receive the final payment, their assistance had to be kept secret.

At the same time, Constanze wanted to present the Requiem as being entirely written by Mozart, in order for her to make the most of it. When it became known that others except Mozart assisted with the Requiem, Constanze insisted that Mozart left explicit instructions for the work's completion. Many claimed that Antonio Salieri played a role in the completion and commision of the Requiem as well as involving him in Mozart's death.

Mozart Requiem in der Wiener Karlskirche

St. Charles Church (just a few hundred meters located from the place Mozart died) is one of Vienna's most impressing and significant buildings. Between April and October it is the ideal location to perform Mozart´s last work. The concerts are performed by Choir and Soloists of the Salzburg Concert Society as well as by the Orchestra 1756. All together there are more than 40 musicians on stage. The Orchestra 1756 plays on so called historical instruments.

Mozart Requiem at the St. Charles Church

Concert dates and ticket prices

The concerts take place from April to October every Saturday at 20:15. A special concert is performed in December at 23:45 at the anniversary of Mozart's death. Seats are available in three different categories. The seats are not numbered, seating will be assigned by the usher at the entrance according to ticket category. Discounts for children and students are only availabe at the evening ticket booth.

Category I 46.00 €
Category II 38.00 €
Category III 31.00 €
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The Requiem in D Minor

The Requiem played is the one completed by Franz Xaver Süßmayr. The performance lasts approximately one hour.

  1. Introitus: Requiem aeternam, Adagio, d [10] (Choir, Sopransolo, Choir). Followed by:
  2. Kyrie, Allegro, d (Fuge) (Choir)
  3. Sequence:
    1. Dies irae, Allegro assai, d (Choir)
    2. Tuba mirum, Andante, B (Solistenquartett)
    3. Rex tremendae, g (Choir)
    4. Recordare, F (Solistenquartett)
    5. Confutatis, Andante, a (Choir)
    6. Lacrimosa, d (Choir)
  4. Offertorium
    1. Domine Jesu, Andante con moto, g (Choir, Solists), Fuge Quam olim Abrahae (Choir)
    2. Hostias, Es (Choir) mit Wiederholung der Fuge Quam olim Abrahae
  5. Sanctus, Adagio, D mit Fuge Osanna (Choir)
  6. Benedictus, Andante, B (Solistenquartett) and Fuge Osanna (Choir)
  7. Agnus Dei, d (Choir).
  8. Communio: Lux aeterna, Adagio, d (Sopransolo, Choir) und Allegro, d (Fuge, Choir)

Concerts at the St. Charles Church - a musical experience on historical instruments!

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