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 a list of some special Christmas concerts in Munich. To make a booking, just click on the link:
Christmas Concerts in Munich – 2015
|Nov. 29 – Dec 20||Residenz München: Festive Concerts at the Hofkapelle|
Enjoy a festive concert at the Hofkapelle, the Court Chapel of the Munich Residenz. The chapel was the creation of Maximilian I and this is where he and members of his court attended mass everyday. This concert can be book with or without the three-course gourmet dinner which is at the Zum Franziskaner, Munich’s oldest restaurant.
Residenz München Kaisersaal (Emperor’s Hall): Festive Concert
Enjoy selected works of classical music at this festive concert in the grand Kaisersaal of the Residenz München.
|Dec. 4, 16, Jan. 6||München: Gala Concert at the Allerheiligen Hofkirche|
Enjoy “Autumn”, “Winter” from Vivadi’s Four Seasons and other traditional Christmas songs at the Allerheiligen-Hofkirche, the Court Church of All Saints that was built by King Ludwig I. The idea for the Court Church was the result of a visit by Ludwig I to Palermo in 1823. He was so inspired by the Norman and Byzantine styles and exclaimed that this is the kind of court chapel that he wanted.
|December-5||Schloss Nymphenburg: A Little Night Music with Mozart|
An ensemble of outstanding instrumentalists present Mozart’s most famous compositions at Munich’s Schloss Nymphenburg. You can enjoy the concert followed by dinner at Schlosswirtschaft Schwaige or just book the concert.
|December-15||Residenz München: Christmas Oratorio with the Windsbacher Boys Choir|
Get into the Christmas spirit with the Windsbacher Boys Choir who perform Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. Conducted by Martin Lehmann, the Choir combines a versatile style with precision and purity of sound.
|December-15||Prinzregententheater: Baroque Christmas|
The Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin perform a range of festive compositions from Germany, France and Italy. This Christmas concert combines well-know pieces with lesser known ones. From the rich melodies in Vivaldi’s wind concerts to festive intimacy in Biber’s Mystery Sonatas, the concert promises to be a special one.
|Dec. 19 and 28||Residenz München: Winter Dreams in the Munich Residenz|
An evening of enchanting music with the Dresdner Residenzorchester. In the beautiful atmosphere of the Max-Joseph Saal, you can enjoy popular works ranging from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons to Tchaikovsy’s The Nutcracker and well-know waltzes and polkas by Strauss.
|December-25||Cuvilliés Theatre Munich: Festive Concert|
The Cuvilliés Theatre in the Munich Residenz is one of the most beautiful Bavarian Rococo theatres in Germany and is one of the city’s sightseeing attractions. The Residenz Solisten perform works by Bach, Beethoven, Corelli and Vivaldi in this most exquisite theatre.
|December-26||Schloss Nymphenburg: Mozart’s Greatest Opera Pieces|
In the magical venue of the Schloss Nymphenburg, listen to the greatest arias and duets from operas like The Marriage of Figaro, Cosi fan Tutte and The Magic Flute. Top off the evening with a fine dinner at Schlosswirtschaft Schwaige. You can choose to just do the concert.
|December-27||Allerheiligen Hofkirche: Verdi Night|
A spectacular night with the most popular of Verdi works from operas such as La Traviata, Rigoletto, Aida and Nabucco.
|December-29||Winter Dreams in the Residenz München: A Russian Night|
At their concert series “Winter Dreams in the Munich Residenz”, the young Dresdner Residenzorchester enchants with a selection of Russian works. Hear popular works like Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker and other popular pieces from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons to Johann Strauss’ waltzes and polkas.
|December-26||Allerheiligen Hoffkirche: Handel, Water Music in Munich|
King George I, it seems, loved listening to Handel’s works while cruising the Thames. But, Handel’s music works just as well at other venues on land. Be a part of this exceptional presentation with Handel’s “Water Music” and Haydn’s “Surprise Symphony”.