Christmas in Munich: Christmas Concerts at Famous Venues in Munich:
Christmas is a special time Munich and like the rest of Germany, music is very much a part of the Munich Christmas celebrations. If you are spending Christmas in Munich, you too can enjoy one of the many Christmas concerts in the city.
Popular Munich Attractions
Most of the concerts are held in venues which are themselves very popular Munich attractions such as the Munich Residenz. With ten courtyards and 130 rooms, the Munich Residenz is the largest city
palace in Germany. This Munich royal palace was once the seat of government and the royal residence of Bavarian monarchs. Many of the great halls in the Munich Residenz are now used for functions, including classical concerts. Another such venue is the Cuvilliés-Theatre, considered to be Europe’s finest surviving Rococco theatre.
If you prefer to enjoy your Christmas music in a more intimate setting, these Christmas events in Munich can also be enjoyed in churches like the Allerheiligen Hofkirche.
Below is the list of special Christmas concerts in Munich. To make a booking, just click on the link:
Christmas Concerts in Munich – 2013
|December-1||Residenz München: Vivaldi & Bavarian Advent |
Enjoy traditional Bavarian Christmas music at the Hofkapelle of the Residenz München. This uniquely Bavarian Christmas concert offers excerpts from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in combination with traditional Alpine Christmas songs. This concert can be book with or without the three-course gourmet dinner option.
|December-15||Philharmonie Gasteig: Bach Christmas Oratorio |
The Dresden Baroque Orchestra, together with the Dresden Chamber Choir and guest soloists, performs Cantatas I – III and VI under the direction of Peter Schreier.Philharmonie Gasteig: Advent Music with Timpanis and Trumpets
The Dresden Trumpet Consort joins organist Johannes Berger and some of the finest musicians in Dresden to present a festive concert of Advent music.
|December-15 …December-15, 20 & 26||Residenz München: Sounds of Christmas |
Experience the enchanting sounds of the harp this Christmas season. Harpist Veronika Ponzer performs Christmas music at the Residence Chapel in Munich. For those who book the dinner option, a hostess will guide you to your restaurant after the concert.Residenz München Emperor’s Hall: Christmas Concert
Enjoy selected works of classical music at this festive concert in the grand Kaisersaal of the Residenz München.
|December-16||Residenz München: Christmas Choir of St John’s College Cambridge |
One of England’s finest choirs, The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, presents a festive concert of traditional Christmas carols by Thomas Tallis and Benjamin Britten, among others.
|December-22||Allerheiligen Hofkirche: Traditional Bavarian Advent Concert |
Enjoy a festive concert at the Allerheiligen Hofkirche, Residenz Munich with Bavarian Radio presenter Elisabeth Rehm presenting an Advent Evening of traditional Bavarian Songs.
|December-22||Residenz München: Bach Goldberg Variations |
Enjoy Bach’s beautiful Goldberg Variations at the Residence Chapel in Munich. You can also book a three-course gourmet dinner with this concert.
|December-22||Cuvilliés Theatre Munich: Festive Concert |
Enjoy a festive concert at the Cuvilliés Theatre of Munich, one of the most beautiful Bavarian Rococo theatres. For those looking for a special Christmas dinner, there is also the opportunity to dine at gourmet chef Alfons Schuhbeck’s restaurant, “Orlando”.
|December-22||Philharmonie Gasteig: Bach’s Christmas Oratorio Cantatas I-VI |
The Munich Bach Choir joins the Bach Collegium of Munich and soloists to present the complete Christmas Oratorio by J.S. Bach.
|December-22 & 26||Allerheiligen Hofkirche: Christmas Oratorio |
The Christmas Oratorio is one of Bach’s most famous sacred compositions. Experience parts I, II and V of the six-part opus performed by the Orchester 1756 and the Heinrich Biber Chor under the baton of Konstantin Hiller.
|December-25||Residenz München: Christmas Concert |
Celebrate Christmas Evening with a performance of classical music at the Residence Chapel in Munich. This concert can be also booked with a three-course gourmet dinner option. After the concert, a hostess will guide you to your restaurant.
|December-25||Philharmonie Gasteig: Christmas Concert with the Gospel People |
The Gospel People received standing ovations for their spectacular and powerful vocal performance in the past years. The 7-member New York gospel group returns with ‘Big Mama’ Deidre Valentine this winter.