Organ meets Trumpet

From July onwards, festive organ trumpet concerts will be held regularly in the Capuchin Church in order to make a special feature accessible to music lovers: In the course of the restoration of the Capuchin Church, location of the famous imperial crypt, a new organ was erected by the Koenig company. With its French timbre, it is unique in Vienna.

The organ is the king of instruments due to its wide range of timbres. Already more than 2000 years ago the Greeks built organs, which developed over the centuries into gigantic instruments with more than 30,000 pipes. While the organ played in sacred rooms for the emperor, there was another instrument that announced his appearance with fanfare sounds in secular areas - the trumpet!

Experience the combination of the king of instruments & the instrument of kings - organ & trumpet - in the church of the medicant order of the Capuchins and feel like an Emperor!

Program and cast

Reinhard Schobesberger, Organ
Wolfgang Mair, Trumpet

J. S. Bach, Toccata (BWV 565)
G. F. Händel, Halleluja from Messiah (HWV 56)
W. A. Mozart, Laudate Dominum (KV 339)
J. Haydn, Trumpet Concerto (Hob.VIIe:1)
F. Schubert, Ave Maria (D 839)
W. A. Mozart, Halleluja (KV 165)
J. S. Bach, „Jesu, Joy of Men’s Desiring“ (from cantata BWV 147)
as well as melodies from Sound of Music & more

subject to change


5 July – 12 October 2019 | each Fri. & Sat., 6:30 p.m. 
(additionally 3 October)

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Capuchin Church

The Capuchin Church (German: Kapuzinerkirche) in Vienna, Austria is a church and monastery run by the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin. Located on the Neuer Markt square in the Innere Stadt near the Hofburg Palace, the Capuchin Church is most famous for containing the Imperial Crypt, the final resting place for members of the House of Habsburg. The official name of the church is Church of Saint Mary of the Angels, but it is commonly known in Vienna as the Capuchin Church.

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