Charles Church was finished in 1737. Three years later the venetian priest and composer Antonio Vivaldi moved to Vienna and it may very well be possible that he visited this brand new extraordinary sacral building. As nowadays one is still attracted by its architecture to people of the 18th century the Charles Church must have appeared as strange and exceptionaly unique.
Vivaldi himself died in Vienna on July 28th 1741. He was buried just a few metres from Charles Church at "Spitaler God's Acre". Today there is the building of Technical University and just a small sign on it reminds of Vivaldi. The grave and the bones are - like Mozarts' - forgotten.
Only a few years before Vivaldi moved to Vienna, he composed his most famous "Four Seasons", a compilation of four revolutionary concerts for solo violin and string orchestra. For poems (maybe written by Vivaldi) are the image of the composition which shows us furious thunder storms and flashes, breaking ice and twittering of birds, sleeping shepherds, barking dogs, a band of hunters...
Ensemble 1756 (on period instruments)
Soloists of the Salzburger Konzertgesellschaft
Konstantin Hiller, harpsichord
January: 3rd, 4th, 5th
March: 16th, 23rd
April: 1st, 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th, 29th
May: 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 20th, 25th, 31st
June: 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22th, 18th, 29th
July: 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th
August: 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 30th, 31st
September: 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th
October: 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th
November: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23th, 30th
December: 6th, 9th, 23th, 25th, 28th
The concert starts at 8.15 pm
Category I EUR 38,00
Category II EUR 31,00
Category III EUR 27,00
St. Charles Church Vienna / Karlskirche
(as of: September 2017 - subject to alterations)