Christmas in Berlin: 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 the Berlin 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 Italian, Russian and Nordic 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 2013
|December 1, 8, 15, 22||Schloss Charlottenburg Orangerie: Advent Concert |
A special way of enjoying an Advent concert is in the Schloss Charlottenburg, once home to the Prussian king. To give guests a taste of the grand atmosphere during the era of Frederick the Great, the members of the Berliner Residenzorchester and service personnel will be dressed in period costumes. As well as traditional holiday music, the orchestra will perform works of Bach, Vivaldi, etc
|December 1||Berliner Dom: Christmas Concert |
At this Berliner Dom Christmas Concert, music lovers can enjoy selected works for trumpet and organ by Bach and Mozart as well as the traditional Christmas carols.
|December 5, 7 & Jan 4||Berliner Dom: Christmas Oratorio |
Hear one of Bach’s most important choral works performed in the awe-inspiring atmosphere of the Berliner Dom, one of Europe’s most impressive basilica cathedrals. At this Berliner Dom concert, the Berliner Domkantorei performs Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the Domkammerorchester, soloists, and Gerhard Löffler.
|December 6, 7 & 8||Konzerthaus Berlin: Christmas Oratorio |
The St. Thomas Choir of Leipzig joins the Konzerthausorchester Berlin and soloists to present Bach’s well-loved Christmas Oratorio. Founded in 1212, the St. Thomas Choir of Leipzig specializes in singing the music of J.S. Bach.
|December 8||Konzerthaus Berlin: Christmas Concert with the Vienna Boys’ Choir |
As the famous Vienna Boys’ Choir do their ever-popular round of Christmas concerts, Berliners will get a chance to enjoy their presentation of the finest German and international Christmas carols. One performance only, so book early.
|December 8||Philharmonie Berlin: Advent Concert |
Enjoy the festive atmosphere of the Advent season with a concert featuring selected works by Bach, Mozart, and Corelli at the chamber music hall of the Berlin Philharmonie.
|December 14||St. Marienkirche Berlin: Christmas Choir Concert |
Enjoy favourite Christmas songs and carols with the Girl’s Choir of the Sing-Akademie zu Berlin accompanied by Martina Kürschner (Organ) and conducted by Friederike Stahmer. The Marienkirche at the Alexanderplatz is in the heart of Berlin.
|December 14 |
December 14 & 15
|Gethsemanekirche Berlin: Christmas Oratorio Cantatas 1-III |
The Camerata Instrumentale presents Johann Sebastian Bach’s festive Christmas Oratorio (Cantatas I-III) under the baton of Matthias Elger. The Christmas Oratorio BWV 248 is one of the most beloved and frequently performed sacred compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach.
Gethsemanekirche Berlin: Russian Christmas
|December 15||Berliner Dom: Voice of Angels |
The Voice of Angels is a performance of Christmas music by Christina Elbe (soprano) and Andreas Sieling (organ). What better venue than the impressive Berliner Dom.
|December 17||Berliner Dom: Swedish and German Christmas Carols |
The Stockholms Musikgymnasiums Kammarkör bring a touch of Swedish and German Christmas to Berlin with their performance of traditional Swedish and German Christmas Carols.
|December 19||Berliner Dom: Poznan Nightingales Christmas Concert |
The Poznan Nightingales are considered one of the best boys choirs in Poland performing more than 100 concerts all over Europe annually. With bell-like voices they perform a program of Christmas carols from around the world.
|December 20||Philharmonie Berlin: Italian Christmas Night |
The Festival Orchestra Berlin performs a concert of Vivaldi’s famous compositions including ‘The Four Seasons’ in Berlin.
|December 22||Konzerthaus Berlin: Brass Band Christmas Concert |
If you’re looking for a bit of laughter, the eleven musicians of the Brass Band Berlin joke about everything they must take seriously in their actual careers, where they perform as top soloists in the best Berlin orchestras. Enjoy this unusual and highly entertaining Christmas concert at the Konzerthaus Berlin.
|December 22||Auen-Kirche Wilmersdorf: Russian Christmas |
The Moskauer Männerchor is back again to perform a Russian Christmas concert at the Auen-Kirche Wilmersdorf in Berlin.
|December 22||Französischer Dom: Christmas Concert |
Enjoy three concertos on the program of this festive holiday concert in Berlin. The Deutsche Barock Orchester performs Bach, Chop and Mendelssohn with pianist Dmitri Demiashkin and violinist Romaine Bolinger.
|December 22||Konzerthaus Berlin: Christmas Concert |
Angelic Voices & Trumpet Sounds is a Christmas concert which brings together unique voices, trumpet and organ.
|December 23 |
|Philharmonie Berlin: Barock Christmas Gala |
The Barock Orchestra Berlin, conducted by Stefan Bevier, presents works of Händel, Bach, Pachelbel, Manfredini and more …
Philharmonie Berlin: Deutsches Kammerorchester Christmas Concert
|December 25||Auen-Kirche Wilmersdorf: Christmas Concert |
The European Vivaldi Consort present works of Mozart and Vivaldi in this festive concert in Berlin.
|December 25||St Marienkirche: Concerto Brandenburg Christmas Concert |
On Christmas Day, the Concerto Brandenburg presents works by Vivaldi, Telemann, and Corelli at the Marienkirche at Alexanderplatz in the heart of Berlin.
|December 25, 26 & 28||Schloss Charlottenburg: Christmas Dinner & Concert at the Orangerie |
For a grand Christmas dinner and concert, there is no venue more royal than the Schloss Charlottenburg. Especially for Christmas, this concert series gives locals and tourists the opportunity to experience the Baroque Era in Berlin. The concert and dinner take place at the Grand Orangerie at Charlottenburg Palace.
Schloss Charlottenburg: Christmas Concert
|Berliner Dom: Christmas Concert |
To celebrate Christmas, the Berlin Brass performs in the Cathedral of Berlin.
Berliner Dom: Dresdner Bläserweihnacht Christmas Concert
|December 26||Konzerthaus Berlin: Christmas Concert |
After their successful 2012 performance at the Konzerthaus Berlin, the St. Petersburg Sinfonietta returns with a traditional Christmas program performing works by Mozart, Bach and Dvořák.
|December-27||Französischer Dom: Christmas Concert |
The Schlossorchester Berlin, a young orchestra with musicians from renowned ensembles, will perform solo works, arias, and symphonies in an alternating programme.