What will be the time of Mass at the Catholic Cathedral of Stephansdom, Vienna, on Sunday 14th October. While attending Mass I would like to hear the vienna boys choir who I presume will be present. Do I have to book online to go for the Mass, and, any idea at what price?
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Hmmmn, well I haven't been to Stephansdom for 45,000 years, but it will always be on a dark, snowy, cold day for me as I visited long ago in winter when Europe still had proper polar weather.
on Sundays and holidays
7.30 am Holy Mass
9 am Parish Mass or Family of the Parish Mass
9 am Children’s Mass in the Lower Church
10.15 am Main Service (with music arranged by the cathedral’s music section)
11 am Holy Mass (celebrated in Latin) in the Lower Church
12 noon Holy Mass
5 pm Vespers
5.30 pm Rosary
6 pm Holy Mass
7 pm Holy Mass
9 pm Holy Mass
Note: this is the regular schedule, not the summer schedule that ends in September
I don't know for sure, but I doubt that the Vienna Boys' Choir is part of the music formation at Stephansdom.
As for tickets or reservations, I imagine that ushers might try to keep you out of the Parish Mass and Childrens' Mass at 9 a.m. if you can't convince them that you're really there for the service and not just as a tourist, but you should be given free access for all the other services.
P.S., the music formation at Stephansdom can be found in English at dommusik-wien.at/Dommusik/in...
There are links on the left; I don't know if they're all in English, though...
The boys chorus will hardly ever perform there in Stephansdom, but rather in
Hofkirche, in the centre of the Hofburg, but tickets will be hard to get !
Any mention of the Vienna Boys Choir brings out a nostalgic feeling in me.
It so happened that when WW2 broke out the choir of that time were performing here in Melbourne.
They could not go back to Austria.
A number of them stayed on here after the war finished and made good lives for themselves.
One in particular set up a Catholic Ceremonial garments business which flourished for years.
Dare I mention that I was a member of a Melbourne suburban parish boy's choir at the time so we had always had a strong interest in them.
Book online to attend Mass? It is a religious service, not a concert and art show. Don't expect the Vienna Boy's Choir to be singing at Mass. They are often out of town on tour.
a small correction, Hund: it actually is a churchservice, when they are performing and every tiny spot of the church is filled with chairs, so they can sell as many tickets as possible !
They will be on tour around the world during their school-holidays in July&August, but the rest of the year they will be singing most of the sundays there during the churchservice, that is actually sold as a concert as well !
Look at the website Viennaticket.com, this has dates of performances, where they will take place and price of tickets. There is something on the 12th Oct. if you are in Vienna then.
Hmmmn, note that the Viennatickets.com website says something in German that you may find of interest (the English page doesn't have this):
Tickets for the normal Mass with the Boys' Choir are available in the following category: 45 euro including booking fee [yeah, just one category, see below]. The Mass last about an hour. The boys stand behind the organ, so that they can see all the guests; after the Mass, they sing some more in front of the Altar. Our agency reluctantly offers cheaper categories of tickets, because some customers are not happy with them. But if you want cheaper seats, we have them at 35.25 euro and 26.50 euro.
But don't say we didn't warn you...OK, I made this last line up. Comparing this to the English, the 35.35 euro seats are partially behind a mirror, and the 26.50 have no view at all.
Link in German at viennaticket.com/deutsch/vie...
One example of a million examples where the English webpage is missing significant information compared to the native language webpage...