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 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 Italian, Polish 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 2014
|November 30||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 30||Philharmonie Berlin: Sinatra’s Christmas Swing |
This is a Christmas tribute to Frank Sinatra by The Capital Dance Orchestra and singer Simon Marlow. The 13-strong musicians of the Berlin Big Band perform swing music of the 20s-40s in the chamber music hall of the Philharmonie
|Nov. 30 & Dec. 7, 14, 21||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 5||Philharmonie Berlin: Italian Christmas Night |
The Festival Orchestra Berlin performs a concert of Vivaldi’s famous compositions including ‘The Four Seasons’ at this Italian Christmas Concert.
|December 5, 6 & 7||Konzerthaus Berlin: Dresdner Kreuzchor & Konzerthausorchester |
This year’s Christmas Concert sees The Konzerthausorchester join with the renowned Dresdner Kreuzchor. The traditional boys’ choir will perform an uplifting program of Christmas carols and Handel’s “Utrecht Te Deum et Jubilate”.
|December 7||St. Marienkirche Berlin: Poznan Nightingales Christmas Concert |
Considered one of the best boys choirs in Poland, the Poznan Nightingales perform more than 100 concerts all over Europe annually. With bell-like voices they perform a program of Christmas carols from around the world.
|December 10||Admiralspalast Berlin: Pre-Christmas Concert with Katja Ebstein |
A Pre-Christmas concert with Katja Ebstein is an evening of entertainment, satire as well as a thoughtful performance with stories and songs for young and old. This is a German language concert.
|December 14||Gethsemanekirche Berlin: Christmas Oratorio |
The Camerata Instrumentale Berlin present Johann Sebastian Bach’s festive Christmas Oratorio under the baton of Matthias Elger. The Christmas Oratorio Cantatas I-III is one of the most beloved and frequently performed sacred compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach.
|December 14||Köpenick Palace: Christmas Concert with Harp |
During the Christmas season, many of Berlin’s historic churches and palaces are venues for Christmas concerts. Here’s the opportunity to enjoy classical Christmas music and dinner at the Köpenick Palace.
|Dec 14, 21||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
If you don’t want to do dinner at Schloss Charlottenburg, it is also possible to attend the concert only. The festive Christmas concert offers a taste of the glorious atmosphere of the era of Frederick the Great.
|December 19..||Gethsemanekirche Berlin: TCHAP Christmas Concert |
Also on at the Gethsemanekirche Berlin Dutch tenor Paul Hormann. Enjoy a concert featuring a mix of Christmas songs and melodies with the ensemble TCHAP.
|December 21 & 28||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||Konzerthaus Berlin: Christmas Oratorio |
The Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin and the Windsbacher Boys’ Choir will perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Christmas Oratorio for the first time together this Advent season under the baton of Martin Lehmann.
|December 23||Philharmonie Berlin: Barock Christmas Gala |
The Barock Orchestra Berlin, conducted by Stefan Bevier, presents works of Händel, Bach, Vivaldi, Albinoni and more.
|December 25||Konzerthaus Berlin: Christmas Organ Concert |
Gerhard Weinberger performs a festive organ concert featuring works by Krebs, J.S. Bach, Dubois, Hakim, Lehrndorfer, and Reger at the Konzerthaus Berlin this Christmas season.
|December 25||St Marienkirche: Christmas Concerto Brandenburg |
The musicians of the Concerto Brandenburg will perform works by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi and others in the 800-year old St. Mary’s Church. You can enjoy this classical Christmas concert by candlelight in the heart of Berlin.
|December 25||Berliner Dom: Swinging Christmas in Berliner Dom |
Trumpeter Lars Ranch and The Swinging Brass, along with special guests give a unique Christmas concert in the Berlin Cathedral.
|December 26||Konzerthaus Berlin: Roman Christmas with the Dessau Anhalt Philharmonic |
Enjoy a festive program featuring works by Rossini, Paganini, Tchaikovsky, and Respighi with the Dessauer Orchestra, one of the oldest and most traditional orchestras of Saxony-Anhalt. The orchestra performs under the baton of GMD Anthony Hermus and with violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky performing Paganini’s virtuosic Violin Concerto No. 1
|December 26||Philharmonie Berlin: Christmas Concert with the Deutsches Kammerorchester |
The annual Christmas Concert of the Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin is a beautiful tradition. Round of the season with music spanning three centuries with a contemplative, festive, and merry program featuring Bach, Gluck, Nielsen, Vivaldi, and Grieg at the Philharmonie in Berlin.
|December 26||Auen-Kirche Wilmersdorf: Golden Gospel Festival |
Revel in the uplifting sounds of Gospel music at this performance in Berlin with the Afro-Gospel Bona Deus Gospel choir.
|December 26||Berliner Dom: Dresdner Bläserweihnacht |
The Ludwig Güttler Brass Ensemble performs a holiday concert in the Berlin Cathedral, one of Europe’s most impressive cathedrals.
|December 27||Französischer Dom: Christmas Concert |
The Schlossorchester Berlin – a young orchestra with musicians from renowned ensembles, will perform works by famous composers in this concert series at the Französischer Dom, Berlin.
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.