High Mass at St. Stephen’s Cathedral
A grey Sunday in Vienna, but with some great highlights.
Sunday morning we attended Mass at Domkirche St. Stephan, the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vienna. It was quite a spectacle, with a full symphony orchestra and choir. It was said, of course, in German. The performance was of a Haydn Mass.
So. 17.05., 10.15 Uhr: Hochamt
7. Sonntag der Osterzeit
Michael Haydn (1737-1806): Nepomuk-Messe
Vokalensemble St. Stephan, Domorchester
The official website states that:
“The full high mass Vienna’s St. Stephen’s Cathedral is a unique experience, and its reputation extends far beyond Austria’s borders.
The Dommusik St. Stephan high mass is broadcast live on Sundays and public holidays at 10.15 a.m., (during the summer vacation at 9.30 a.m.) on Radio Stephansdom (107.3 FM).”
Unfortunately, I was told upon entering that it was forbidden for me to take photographs inside the church, so I respectfully did not take any. You can see the interior at the Wikipedia page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Stephen%27s_Cathedral,_Vienna.
We packed up our bags and relocated from the Hilton Hotel to a river cruise boat that was docked in Vienna on the Danube, or as the locals call it, the Donau.