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When ordering tickets, please specify
the number of tickets,
the date of the mass you want to attend
the price category you have chosen.
Remember to leave your address, fax number or e-mail address
Holy Mass is performed by the Wiener Hofmusikkapelle including the Vienna Boys’ Choir
at the Hofburg Chapel on 25th of December and every Sunday morning
between 13 September 2009 and 27 June 2010.
There are no masses July and August.
The performance starts at 9.15 am (duration depends on the mass performed).
You can order tickets in advance by fax, postcard or e-mail.
The price per ticket is 5, 14, 17, 21, 26 or 29 euros.
There are no reductions. Children under 6 years may attend free, if they sit on one's lap.
Short description of the seats in the Chapel:
During Holy Mass the priest is celebrating at the altar, the Choir and musicians are performing at the organ gallery which is located behind high up on 3rd floor. At the end of Mass the Vienna Boys Choir come to the altar to sing one motet and to be seen.
at 29 and 26 euros offer very good / good view to the altar
at 21 euros in "Hausoratorium" offer a view (partly over a mirror) to part of the choir and musicians, no sight to the altar
at 21 euros in the 1st row of an oratorio offer view to the altar / there are only 2 places
at 17 euros in the row before the last one on the gallery (1st and 2nd floor) offer view to the altar
at 14 euros in the last row on the gallery (1st and 2nd floor) offer only restricted view to the altar
at 14 euros in the oratorio are only to listen, not to see
at 5 euros in the oratorio are only to listen, not to see
The standing room is free and opens at 8.30 am on Sunday.
Tickets will not be sent to you, but you can collect them at the booking office at
the Hofburg Chapel on the Friday before your chosen date between 11 am and 1 pm and
between 3 pm and 5 pm or immediately before mass between 8.15 and 8.45 am.
Please be prepared to pay cash. Credit cards or cheques will not be accepted.
If you order a large number of tickets or tickets for Christmas time we expect you
to pay in advance by bank transfer.
We request you to take your seats till 8.50. In some oratorios and on the galleries communion is not distributed. Please tell the usher, he’ll show you the way to take communion.
Thanks in advance!
Please note that photographing, filming or tape recording is not permitted during mass.
Opening hours for visiting the Chapel: Monday-Thursday 11am-3pm, Friday 11am-1pm, closed
on holidays ( 26th of October, 1st of November, 8th of December, 25th and 26th of December, 2008: 24th of March, 1st, 12th and 22nd of May, 7th of June, 15th of August.)