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 Berlin Christmas 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, 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 2017
|Dec. 1 – 3||Konzerthaus Berlin: Dresdner Kreuzchor & Konzewrthausorchester|
The Konzerthausorchester will be joined by the renowned traditional boys’ choir, the Dresdner Kreuzchor for this year’s Christmas Concert. The choir will sing beautiful Christmas carols and Carl Maria von Weber’s ‘Missa sancta No. 2 (‘Jubelmesse’)’ and Johann Adolf Hasse’s ‘Te Deum’.
|December 2||Philharmonie Berlin: Swinging Advent|
Celebrate the Christmas time with a light-hearted mix of music, show, and fun. The Brass Band Berlin is back once again with swing hits at the Chamber Music Hall of the Philharmonie Berlin.
|December 2||Französischer Dom: Baroque Christmas Gala|
Enjoy this festive Baroque Christmas Gala with works by Pachelbel, Corelli, Bach, Albinoni, and Vivaldi with the Barock Orchester Berlin under the baton of Stefan Bevier. You can also round off your evening with an exclusive Dinner at the Gendarmerie Restaurant
|December 9, 23||Philharmonie Berlin: Baroque Christmas Gala|
For this festive Baroque Christmas Gala concert, Berlin’s popular conductor Stefan Bevier has put together a program packed with classical music highlights. From Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’ to Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, this holiday concert is sure to fill the audience with Christmas spirit.
|December 13||German Brass: Christmas Sounds Golden|
The ensemble German Brass is known for their broad repertoire, covering classical masterworks as well as jazz hits and film music. At the Philharmonie Berlin, they bring their audience in the mood for Christmas with famous songs and carols, and works by Bach, Vivaldi, and Händel. The evening is hosted by the charming Klaus Wallendorf from the Berlin Philharmonics.
|Dec. 15&16||Berliner Dom Advent Concert: Bach Christmas Oratorio|
Tobias Brommann conducts the Berliner Domkantorei and Baroque orchestra Aris et Aulis, in a performance of the first half of Bach’s monumental Christmas Oratorio.
|December 17||Berliner Dom: Christmas Organ Concert: Wachet auf!|
Dirk Elsemann performs organ improvisations based on famous Advent and Christmas songs in the incomparable atmosphere of one of Europe’s most impressive basilica cathedrals.
|December 17||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 17||Gethsemanekirche Berlin: Christmas Oratorio|
Experience Bach’s Christmas Oratorio at Berlin’s famous Gethsemanekirche. This annual performance by the Camerata Instrumentale Berlin and the Choir of the Church of the Redeemer (Erlöserkirche) takes place on the third Advent weekend.The musicians of the Camerata Instrumentale Berlin come from such prestigious orchestras as the Berlin Staatskapelle, the Orchestra of the Komische Oper, the Orchestra of the Friedrichstadt Palast or are freelance musicians, soloists, and music educators.
|December 17||Konzerthaus Berlin: Advent Concert with Justus Frantz|
Justus Frantz, a name that is associated with great orchestras and great dedication to music, conducts the chamber orchestra of the Philharmonia of Nations in Berlin.
|December 9||Berliner Dom: Choral Music for Advent|
Kai-Uwe Jirka conducts the Bläserensemble des Deutschen Symphonie-Orchesters Berlin and the Staats- und Domchor Berlin in a performance of beautiful choral music by several famous Europeans composers.
|December 18||Konzerthaus Berlin: Christmas Concert with Cameron Carpenter|
Salute the season with Artist in Residence, acclaimed organist Cameron Carpenter, and the golden-toned glories of Brassonanz. Music traditional and new sits in comfortable alignment as these vibrant musicians greet Christmas in full voice!
|December 18||Berliner Dom: Lucia, the Swedish Queen of Light|
The Stockholms Musikgymnasiums Kammarkör performs traditional Swedish and German Christmas Carols.
|December 19||Berliner Dom: International Christmas Concert|
The Kammerchor der Berliner Domkantorei celebrates Christmas with a concert of seasonal and festive songs from Poland, Russia, Sweden, Frankreich and many other countries.
|December 20||Konzerthaus Berlin: English Cathedral Music for Christmas with the Choir of St John’s College|
Celebrate the season in the grand English tradition of choral and organ music. The acclaimed choir of Saint John’s College of Cambridge and celebrated organist Thomas Trotter bring the music that underpins the ceremonies of Advent and Christmas in an English Cathedral to the Konzerthaus. Not to be missed.
|December 22||Konzerthaus Berlin: Russische Kammerphilharmonie|
Under the baton of Juri Gilbo, the Russische Kammerphilharmonie St. Petersburg and violinist Dmitri Berlinsky bring favourite Christmas compositions by Glinka, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and Borodin to the stage of the Konzerthaus.
|Dec. 24-26||Schloss Charlottenburg: Christmas Concert – Enchanting Winter Dreams|
Travel back to the grand Baroque era and dwell in winter dreams with a festive Christmas concert in Berlin’s Charlottenburg Palace Orangerie.
Experience the glorious atmosphere of the era of Frederick the Great, while listening to seasonal music by Arcangelo Corelli, J.S. Bach, as well as famous Christmas carols. The Berlin Residence Orchestra and concert master Vladi Corda invite you to a very special concert including a sing along at the end of the evening.
|December 25||Konzerthaus Berlin: Christmas Organ Music|
Join Stefan Kiessling in celebration of Christmas at Konzerthaus Berlin with a marvelous selection of seasonal music for organ, from Rheinberger to Bach and Buxtehude to Dupré.
|Dec. 25-26||Christmas Concert in Berlin: Köpenick Palace|
As Christmas draws near, the historic churches and castles of Germany’s capital city resound with festive music. Celebrate the holiday season in Berlin with classical Christmas music in Köpenick 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).
|December 25||Berliner Dom: Festive Christmas Concert|
Treat yourself to a joyful Christmas concert in the inspiring interior of the Berliner Dom. The Lars Ranch Brass Ensemble performs with organist Andreas Sieling and soprano Andrea Chudak.
|December 25||Philharmonie Berlin: Mendelssohn & Händel|
Celebrate Christmas with a classical concert at the Philharmonie Berlin. The German National Orchestra and violinist Kirill Troussov perform works by Mendelssohn, Händel, Mozart, Bach and Beethoven, under the baton of Rimma Sushanskaya.
|December 25||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, Grieg, and von Weber.
|December 26||Berliner Dom Christmas: Dresden Brass Ensemble|
Ludwig Güttler’s virtuoso brass ensemble from Dresden performs its holiday program, Dresdner Bläserweihnacht. Enjoy a variety of holiday melodies spanning four centuries in the unique surroundings of the Berliner Dom.
|Dec. 27-30||Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche: Christmas Concert|
The Berlin Orchestra performs an inspiring program at Gedächtniskirche in Berlin. Included are favorite works by Beethoven, Vivaldi, Händel, Mozart, and many more. Violinist Marina Graumann, organist Patrick Wildemuth, and soprano Alena Karmanova are the evening’s soloists.
|January 5||Berliner Dom: Bach Christmas Oratorio|
Relish the opportunity to hear Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in the awe-inspiring atmosphere of the Berliner Dom. Tobias Brommann conducts the Berliner Domkantorei and Baroque orchestra Aris et Aulis, in a performance of the second half of Bach’s monumental Christmas Oratorio.
In addition to 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.