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June 16, 2024 – Anniversary Concert 20 years of Neue Musik St.Ruprecht

Ö1 – Live-Broadcast

Attention different times: concert 19:45 to 21:30

In 2024, the contemporary Music concert series in St.Ruprecht will celebrate its 20th anniversary. The current season has the motto “Colliding” and will end with a big concert on June 16th, which Ö1 will broadcast live for the first time directly from the Ruprechtskirche.

To celebrate these 20 years, the current curators Gobi Drab and Klaus Haidl invite the founder of the concert series Angélica Castelló together with her colleagues Thomas Grill and Katharina Klement and the author of the manifesto of the concert series Burkhard Stangl to organize a concert evening. The quartet will fill the church space with experimental sounds – solo, as an ensemble and in installations.

Many projects began in the Ruprechtskirche and were performed here for the first time. Many projects were designed and composed specifically for the extraordinary church interior. Hundreds of concerts, installations and performances have been realized over the last 20 years. The only silent witness to the actual extent of this initiative is Saint Vitalis, whose bones have rested in a glass coffin in the Ruprechtskirche since 1767. In the history of Vienna’s oldest church, the last 20 years probably seem like just the blink of an eye, but for the musicians and artists of today, this concert series has established itself as an important and indispensable constant.

In a conversation with Astrid Schwarz and Rainer Elstner on June 16, 2024, we will look back and forward together. The last 20 years have been rich in top-class concerts, installations, performances and collaborations. Gobi Drab and Klaus Haidl are looking forward to the next 20 years of service

peripheral” music of Austrian and international provenance: radical and diverse, unspectacular and consistent.

(Manifesto, Burkhard Stangl)

Angélica Castelló, paetzold and tapes

Thomas Grill, objects and electronics

Katharina Klement, piano and electronics

Burkhard Stangl, guitar and electronics


Corona measures:

According to the current ordinance of the federal government, no special access rules are required for events in the Ruprechtskirche.
We still recommend wearing an FFP2 mask throughout your stay in the Ruprechtskirche.
The evening box office opens at 7:30 p.m. to avoid queues.
Thank you for your help!


All concerts take place in the St.Ruprechtskirche

Ruprechtsplatz 1, 1010 Vienna

Concert start 20:00 on time