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IMPULSE in the Imperial Court Chapel


Short impulse: Klaus Albrecht Schröder

Music: Vienna Boys Choir & Choralschola der Wiener Hofburgkapelle


Together with the ALBERTINA, the VIENNA COURT MUSIC ENSEMBLE will launch a new series of "IMPULSE in the Imperial Court Chapel" on 4 October 2023, 12:00-12:30. On the occasion of the 525th anniversary of the Vienna Court Music Ensemble, this series will take us through the centuries of music and the fine arts.

After a welcoming address by Jürgen Partaj, Director of the VIENNA COURT MUSIC ENSEMBLE, and a musical sequence, Klaus Albrecht Schröder, General Director of the ALBERTINA, will present Michelangelo Buonarroti's "The Dead Christ, Supported by Mary, Sitting Almost Upright on the Sarcophagus" from the exhibition "Michelangelo and Beyond" in a short impulse. The 25-30 minute event will be musically arranged by the Vienna Boys Choir and the Choralschola der Wiener Hofburgkapelle.

Treat yourself to a cultural lunch break and let yourself be carried away for half an hour into the special atmosphere of the Vienna Imperial Court Chapel.

Further dates of the event series "IMPULSE in the Imperial Court Chapel: ALBERTINA":

  • 15 November 2023
  • 20 December 2023
  • 31 January 2023


Admission & Reservation

Admission is free! A binding seat reservation is possible at up to and including 3 October 2023. Remaining tickets are available on site from 11:30 am on the day of the event, subject to availability. Free choice of seats.

Duration: 12:00-12:30


The exhibition "Michelangelo and Beyond" at the ALBERTINA

No artist after Michelangelo can ignore the body image of the Italian pioneer: through the formation of the canon, he shaped the ideal of the athletic body, especially the male nude, like no other.

The exhibition "Michelangelo and Beyond" in the ALBERTINA presents the lasting influence of the main master of the Italian Renaissance on the artists of his time and traces the development of the canon from the High Renaissance to Mannerism, the rediscovery of the Michelangelesque model in Rubens to the shift away from it in Classicism as well as the radical departure from this model by Klimt and Schiele.

From 15 September 2023 in the ALBERTINA!

[Translate to English:] ALBERTINA
Michelangelo Buonarroti: The dead Christ, supported by Mary, sitting almost upright on the sarcophagus © Albertina
Michelangelo Buonarroti: The dead Christ, supported by Mary, sitting almost upright on the sarcophagus © Albertina
Vienna Boys Choir in the Imperial Court Chapel
© Lukas Beck