Enjoy a Range of Christmas Concerts at Famous Venues in Berlin:
Christmas is a special time in Berlin and music is very much a part of this city’s Christmas celebrations.
If you’re spending Christmas in Berlin, you too can enjoy one of the many Christmas concerts in the city. Whether it be traditional Christmas music, classical concerts, choir concert, brass band or religious music, there is an impressive array of concerts to choose from, including Cuban, Gospel and Russian Christmas music.
Famous Berlin Attractions
Many of these Christmas concerts are held at venues which are themselves famous Berlin attractions such as the Schloss Charlottenburg, Berliner Dom, Französischer Dom am Gendarmenmarkt, the Auen-Kirche Wilmersdorf, etc.
Most of these concerts are one-performance only events and popular concerts will sell quickly, so book early if you don’t want to miss out.
See the calendar of Berlin Christmas concerts and to make your concert ticket bookings, just click on the links below.
Berlin Christmas Concerts 2015
|November 27||Philharmonie Berlin: Don Dosaken Christmas Dream|
The Donkosaken Balalaika Ensemble by Viktor Skriptchenko presents its concert “Don Kosaken Christmas Dream”. Enjoy the most beautiful Russian folk songs and Christmas carols featuring singers and musicians in original costumes.
|November 29||Philharmonie Berlin: Christmas Time with Bach by Café Zimmermann|
Experience an evening with famous works by Bach interpreted by the Café Zimmermann.So what has a café got to do with the music of Bach? – Well, this French ensemble is named after a famous coffee house in Leipzig, which was hosted performances of music by Telemann and Bach. Café Zimmermann dedicates its work to the unique spirit of the music played at the coffee house and interprets it for a modern audience.
|Nov. – Dec various dates||Köpenick Palace in Berlin: Advent Concert|
Take a step off the beaten path in Berlin, visit Köpenick Palace and indulge in a musical interlude at this Baroque Palace.
Young talents and established musicians perform in the Aurora Hall of the lovely palace.You can choose to attend the concert only, or to purchase the Package A (including castle tour, concert and dinner) or Package B (including tour and concert).
|November 29||Berliner Dom: Advent and Christmas Music|
The Berliner Dom (Berlin Cathedral) is located on the historic ‘Museum Island’. Rebuilt in 1905, it has a richly decorated interior and the magnificent Sauer organ, which was built at the same time as the cathedral. Today, the Sauer organ is the largest organ of the “late Romantic” period.Experience classical music in the incomparable atmosphere of one of Europe’s most impressive basilica cathedrals with the Trondheimer Knabenchor which will transport its audience into a Christmas mood.
|December 5||Philharmonie Berlin: Santa Claus is Coming|
Experience the glamour of Berlin’s dance halls with The Capital Dance Orchestra. The 13 musicians, led by violinist David Canisius, will capture audiences with their versatile style.
|December 6||Konzerthaus Berlin: Vienna Boys’ Choir|
An all-time favourite is Christmas carols with The Vienna Boys’ Choir. The Choir will perform German and international Christmas carols at this festive concert in Berlin. Book early for this popular concert.
|December 6 & 10||Französischer Dom: Baroque Christmas Gala|
Enjoy this festive Baroque Christmas Gala with works by Händel, Pachelbel, Corelli, Bach, Albinoni, and Vivaldi with the Barock Orchester Berlin under the baton of Stefan Bevier.
|December 11 & 12||Berliner Dom: Christmas Oratorio|
Enjoy Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in the awe-inspiring atmosphere of the Berliner Dom. Tobias Brommann conducts the Berliner Domkantorei and Domkammerorchester in a performance of the Christmas Oratorio.
|December 12||Gethsemanekirche Berlin: Christmas Concert with the Poznan Nightingales|
The Poznan Nightingales are considered one of the best boys’ choirs in Poland and in all of Europe, performing over 100 concerts annually. In Berlin, the choir will perform a program of Christmas carols from around the world. Book early for this popular concert.
|December 13||Gethsemanekirche Berlin: Christmas Oratorio|
Experience the annual performance of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the Camerata Instrumentale Berlin and the Choir of the Church of the Redeemer (Erlöserkirche) on the third Advent weekend.The musicians of the Camerata Instrumentale Berlin come from prestigious orchestras such as the Berlin Staatskapelle, the Orchestra of the Komische Oper and the Orchestra of the Friedrichstadt Palast. Some are freelance musicians, soloists, and music educators.
|December 18||Gethsemanekirche Berlin: Swinging Christmas|
Swing into the mood for Christmas with the BVG-Orchester and the most beloved Christmas carols by Frank Sinatra, Glenn Miller and others.
|December 18||Berliner Dom: Alpine Advent Concert|
The Tölzer Knabenchor (Tölz Boys’ Choir) is one of the best in Germany. They will present a traditional seasonal program with centuries-old German and Austrian holiday music.
|December 18||Philharmonie Berlin: Christmas Meets Cuba|
Get into a mood for Christmas with famous Christmas songs wrapped in Cuban rhythms.
The Klazz Brothers and Cuba Percussion create a genre of their own by mixing Latin grooves with European Christmas songs.
|December 19||Philharmonie Berlin: Christmas Gospel Festival|
Enjoy the most beautiful gospel music during the advent season in Berlin with the gospel choirs Afro-Gospel and Bona Deus.
|December 19||Konzerthaus Berlin: Advent Concert with Justus Frantz|
Justus Frantz conducts the chamber orchestra of the Philharmonia of Nations in Berlin.
Justus Frantz is a name that is associated with great orchestras and great dedication to music. For more than forty years, Professor Justus Frantz has been an internationally acclaimed pianist and conductor.
|December 20||St Marienkirche: Christmas Carols|
Listen to popular Christmas carols and sing along with the Girls Choir of the Sing-Akademie at St. Mary’s Church (Marienkirche) in Berlin.
|December 20||Schloss Charlottenburg: Advent Concert|
Make your celebration special with an Advent concert in Berlin’s Charlottenburg Palace, featuring works by Corelli, Bach, and Händel.
Celebrate the Christmas season with the Berliner Residenzorchester. The holiday program includes Arcangelo Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, and excerpts from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and Händel’s Messiah.
To add historic flavor, the orchestra and service personnel dress up in Baroque period costumes.
|December 25||Philharmonie Berlin: Eight Seasons Christmas Concert|
Violinist Yuri Revich joins the German National Chamber Orchestra and the Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra Berlin in three consecutive concerts that take the audience on a journey through the seasons with Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” and Piazzolla’s “The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires”. Each work gives an impression of the passing of the year in the composer’s home country.
|December 25||Philharmonie Berlin: Christmas with the Great Masters |
Celebrate Christmas with the the Sinfonie Orchester Berlin, and enjoy works by Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, and others. Stanley Dodds conducts this festive event, featuring violinist Guy Braunstein, at the Philharmonie Berlin.
|December 20||Auen-Kirche Wilmersdorf: Russian Christmas in Berlin|
The Moscow Men’s Chorus of the Holy Vladimir will perform a benefit concert at the Auenkirche in Berlin this Christmas season.
|December 25||Berliner Dom: Wonderful Christmas|
To celebrate Christmas, the Berlin Dream Band performs in the Cathedral of Berlin.
|December 26||Philharmonie Berlin: Film Music Oscars Christmas Concert|
One for movie buffs – film music is the focus at this holiday concert in the Philharmonie Berlin, with the Sinfonie Orchester Berlin, hosted by conductor Scott Lawton.
The program includes music from Jaws, Jurassic Park, Pirates of the Caribbean, Lord of the Rings, and many more popular movies.
|December 26||Konzerthaus Berlin: Christmas with the Dessauer Anhalt Philharmonic|
The Dessauer Orchestra is one of the oldest and most traditional orchestras of Saxony-Anhalt. Enjoy a festive concert at the Konzerthaus Berlin with works by Beethoven, Mozart, and Mussorgsky.
Apart from the above list of Christmas concerts, there are many other concerts and performances in Berlin. You can see the complete list of Berlin concerts and book your concert tickets HERE.