Christmas in Vienna

Rathaus in Vienna in the night

Christmas in Vienna is a concert event in Vienna. It has been taking place just before Christmas every year since 1992.

On 23 December 1992, at the Rathaus in Vienna, American soul singer Diana Ross and Spanish tenors Plácido Domingo and José Carreras performed with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and the Gumpoldskirch Sparrows (also known as the Vienna Opera Children’s Choir) as ensemble. An album of the concert was released on the Sony Classical label.

First album of Christmas in Vienna

A historical record from 1992:

The event originally took place elsewhere in Vienna, but is now firmly anchored in the Vienna Konzerthaus.

The soloists usually change every year, but more fixed performers are the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Singing Academy and the St. Florian Boys’ Choir or the Vienna Boys’ Choir.

Well-known singers who have been participating in the concert for some time include Plácido Domingo and José Carreras.

Soloists in 2018: Valentina Naforniță, Angela Denoke, Carlos Osuna, Adrian Eröd, José Feliciano. The conductor was Christian Arming.

If you missed the TV transmission, here it is on YouTube:

Enjoy it!

Rathaus in Vienna with its beautiful Christmas market.